Online Marking and Feedback

Online marking is the most convenient marking strategy for both staff and students

The online marking facility in Ultra provides staff with options for annotating submissions, marking with a rubric, providing formal feedback in a variety of formats and controlling the release of marks and feedback.

Options to accessing submissions

1: Via the Grade Centre

To initiate the online marking process, click on a student's name or on '1 attempt to grade' in the assessment task in Grade Centre:

Screenshot of the Grade Centre, red outline and arrows indicate what you can click on to initiate the online marking process.

A screenshot of the Grade Centre. Red outline and arrows indicate what you can click on to initiate the online marking process.

2: Via the assessment item

Alternatively, go to the submission area of the assessment item (drop box) in the relevant assessment folder and click on the number of submissions noted above the settings cog:

Screenshot of the submission area of the assessment item. Red outline and arrow indicate what to click on to go to submissions.

A screenshot of the submission area of the assessment item. Red outline and arrow indicate what to click on to go to submissions.

Options to providing feedback

1: Annotation of student submission

BB Annotate is the new inline marking tool available from LearnJCU. It allows teachers to access a student’s submitted assignment online and provide inline grading feedback.

After you post the grade students can access their annotated submission.

→ Assignment inline marking - BB Annotate

A diagram of the features available in BB Annotate's menu

A diagram of the features available in BB Annotate's menu.

2: Marking with a rubric

Assign the rubric to the assignment drop box/submission area prior to commencing marking. Marking via  a rubric provides structured feedback directly related to the marking criteria and provides opportunity to facilitate a constructive ‘learning through assessment’ feedback loop.

View a demonstration of marking online with a rubric (Youtube, 1.04 minutes).

A screenshot of the student submission. Red outline and arrows show the feedback and marking icons

A screenshot of the student submission. Red outline and arrows show the feedback and marking icons.

3: The feedback panel

The feedback icon appears at the top of the marking submission page.

You can add feedback in a variety of formats - from the traditional text based feedback and inserting feedback files, to the more contemporary and personally inclusive strategy of inserting a feedback recording (Youtube, 1.26 minutes) – audio or video.

Feedback in the feedback panel should build on the structured rubric feedback to include constructive feedback.

A screenshot showing the overall feedback panel

A screenshot showing the overall feedback panel.