Assessment Dropbox

Consolidating all aspects of assessment and submission online.

Marking assignments in the dropbox

 

This guide is about how to mark assignments in the dropbox. 

To see a short video on how to mark assignments in the dropbox, see the video below:

 

 

Here are steps to mark assignments within VU Collaborate:

 

Step One: Access Assessment Dropbox


Select Dropbox from the Assessments menu.

 

Dropbox Folder

 

Step Two: Access the Assignment Folder 


The numbers in the columns titled Completed, Evaluated and Feedback Published, relate to the number of students who have submitted out of the total number of students enrolled into the unit space. If a student has made a resubmission, the numbers here will not change.  To see a resubmitted assignment, you will need to work through the following steps as you would to see the first assignment submitted for a student.

1. Choose the assignment folder by clicking on the title.

select assessment

 

After accessing the assignment folder, you will see submissions below student names. The assessment title in bold means that file is unread.

You are able to Download, Email, Mark as Read, Mark as Unread, Delete and Publish Feedback in this page. 

2. Select the checkbox, or multiple checkboxes to the left of student names and then select the action. The following screenshot is an example of how to mark one assessment as unread.

 

example mark as unread

 

Step Three: Access the Evaluate Submission Page


Before you start, you may need to filter the list of assignment submissions to a group. To do this, click the dropdown arrow next to User and select Groups then click Apply.  You then need to click on the dropdown arrow next to the group to select the group that is relevant you, then click Apply again.

 

Attendance or classlist dropdown for groups  attendance or classlist groups and apply  attendance or classlist choose group 

 

1. Click the assessment title below the name of the student you wish to grade and leave feedback for.

 

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Use the Search Options to find specific submissions based on student name, date, or whether feedback has already been given.

2. When you click on the assignment name, the dropbox screen will open to one like the picture below.  

  1. The assignment to scroll through and read.
  2. The link to the rubric.
  3. The score.  If there is no rubric to complete, place the score here manually.
  4. Where to place written overall feedback for the assignment.
  5. Student name, when they submitted the assignment and a notice in red if it was past the due date.
  6. The title of the assignment file.
  7. Click Save draft to save all the information but keep it hidden from students.  Click Publish to save the information and show it to students.

 

the dropbox

 

Step Four: Methods of Providing Feedback


An assignment can be assessed in different ways such as rubrics, scores, feedback, audio and video, etc. To see details about how to provide feedback and grade, please see Providing Feedback and Grading within VU Collaborate

4.1. Rubrics

Click on the associated rubric in the Evaluation Panel and evaluate according to the rubric.

Associate rubric 

 
2. If you mark using the rubric, you can also add feedback for each criteria, click Close once you finish marking so the score can be transferred to the dropbox folder.

Rubric feedback


4.2 Score

Enter a numerical value in the Score out of field.

This is only necessary if you have not used a rubric.  Rubric scores automatically transfer here once the rubric is closed.

Score Assignment


4.3 Feedback

Provide qualitative feedback in the Feedback field. You are also able to include photos, URL links and other multimedia elements in the HTML editor.

 

Feedback Field 


4.4 Recording audio

1. Click Record Audio. 

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2. A popup window will appear. please ensure you Allow VU Collaborate to access your microphone when prompted and that you have Flash installed on your computer.

3. To start recording click New Recording, and then click Add.

4. If you have previously recorded an audio file, you can upload it by clicking Upload File.

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4.5 Recording Video 

You are able to record video feedback up to a maximum of three minutes. 

1. Click Record Video.

2. A popup window will appear. please ensure you Allow VU Collaborate to access your camera when prompted and that you have Flash installed on your computer.

3. To start recording click New Recording, and then click Add. 

4. If you have previously recorded a video, you can upload it by clicking Upload File.

 

Step Five: Publishing or Saving Feedback


Once you have entered the desired feedback for the submission, you can either:

Publish: The feedback will be immediately available to the student and the grades will be transferred to the grade book.

Save Draft: The feedback will only be visible to staff and not be released to students. Grades will not be transferred to the grade book until the feedback is published or a grade gets entered manually in the Gradebook.

Publish or save as draft


1. Click Done to exit the submission.

2. Alternatively, click Next Student which is at the top of the screen, and beside the Publish and Save Draft buttons, in order to display the next student assignment within the Assessment Dropbox folder.

Evaluate Next Student or Done

In order to prevent students from viewing feedback prematurely, Save Draft for each submission. When ready, Bulk Publishing Feedback in VU Collaborate for all students allows them to view their feedback, as well as for the grade values to be sent to the Gradebook.

Step Six: Providing Feeback for on Paper or Observed in Person Assessments


1. VU Collaborate allows assessment dropboxes to be set up for paper submissions or observed in person.


paper submission

2. For evaluating these types of assessments the steps are similar to those described above.

  • Initially, select the assessment folder you would like to evaluate by clicking on the title of the assessment in the dropbox folder. 
  • On the Folder Submissions page, click the name of the student you wish to leave feedback for or click the Evaluate Submission button.

 evaluate submission


3. The same methods as above can be used for providing feedback (Example: rubrics, score, written feedback, or attached file).

dropbox marking no submission


4. Once you have entered the desired feedback for the submission you can either Publish or Save Draft. (See Step Five).

 



Further Support

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