Grade Assignments Offline

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Visit the Assignments tool

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Select the Assignments tool from the Tools Menu in your site.

Click the Grade link for the assignment to be graded

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Click the Download All link

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Select the desired download options

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You may choose "All" to select all of the download options, or select only some of them by placing a check mark next to an individual item or items. The options available for download are:

  • All
  • Student submission text (original student submitted text, possibly containing instructor added comments)
  • Student submission attachment(s)
  • Grade file (grades.csv or grades.xls file at top level of archive)
  • Feedback text (the inline comments with student submission)
  • Feedback comments (comments.txt file if available in student's folder. Comments are put into the Instructor Comments field for each student's submission)
  • Feedback Attachment(s)

Download the submissions

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Click the Download button to save the files your computer.

Save zip file

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The assignment files will download as an archive file, or .zip file to your local computer. The archive file has the default name of bulk_download.zip.

Extract files

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Extract the archive to a location on your computer. (You can do this by right-clicking on the file and selecting Extract All in Windows, or by using your preferred unzipping program on your computer.)

View assignment folder

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There will be a folder for each of the assignments in your course.

View student submissions

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Within the assignment folder, there will be individual folders for each of the students in the site. Open a student folder to view his or her submissions, feedback, and comments.

Grade the submissions

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When you are ready to enter student grades, open the grades.csv file within the assignment folder.

Enter grades and comments into spreadsheet and save

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Create a zip file from the extracted folder on your computer

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If you have previously extracted the bulk_download.zip file on your computer, and then edited or added to the assignment grades or feedback, you will need to create a new archive or zip file for upload which includes your changes.

You can create a zip file from a folder in Windows by right-clicking on the folder, and then selecting Send to and Compressed (zipped) folder. The zip file will have the same name as the folder you selected.

Tip: You can either compress/zip all existing assignment folders at once for upload, or just one assignment folder at a time.

Click the Upload All link

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Return to the Assignments tool and click upon the Upload All option.

Select the archive file containing grades and feedback

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Click the Browse button to browse for and select the archive file on your local computer. You should have downloaded this archive using the Download All link previously.

Note: The archive file needs to be in a specific format. It should contain a folder for the assignment and subfolders for each of the individual students. The easiest way to ensure that your file is in the correct format is to download the assignment submissions (or the template provided) directly from the Assignments tool in your site.

Select the desired upload and release options

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  1. You may choose "All" to select all of the upload options, or select only some of them by placing a check mark next to an individual item or items. The options available for upload are:
    • All
    • Student submission text (original student submitted text, possibly containing instructor added comments)
    • Student submission attachment(s)
    • Grade file (grades.csv or grades.xls file at top level of archive)
    • Feedback text (the inline comments with student submission)
    • Feedback comments (comments.txt file if available in student's folder. Comments are put into the Instructor Comments field for each student's submission)
    • Feedback Attachment(s)
  2. Select the radio button to Release uploaded information to students if you want them to be able to see their grades and feedback right away. (If you would rather wait to release at a later date, select Do not release uploaded information - I'll release it later instead.)

Click Upload

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Click the Upload button to upload your file.

More questions about the Assignments tool?


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This page is adapted from an equivalent Sakai Community help article.

The original Sakai Community help article, unedited, is available at https://sakai.screenstepslive.com/s/sakai_help