The Evaluate Submission page enables you to evaluate and leave feedback on user submissions. It contains two main sections: The Submissions List panel and the Evaluation panel. Use the Evaluation panel to grade and provide comments on submissions. On paper submissions and Observed in person assignments display only the Evaluation panel, as no submissions are made in Brightspace.
Note: For more information about evaluating and adding feedback to assignments using a screen reader or keyboard-only navigation, see How assistive technology interacts with the inline grading experience.
If you make evaluations directly on the Evaluate Submission page, you can publish feedback immediately or save your feedback as a draft and release it at a later time. This enables you to revise and review evaluations, and publish your feedback to multiple users at the same time. You have the option to retract published feedback if you want to provide an update to past evaluations but only want learners to access your most recent feedback.
To publish all draft feedback to learners at once, click Publish All Feedback on the assignment page. If you have Anonymous Marking enabled, you must click Save Draft and save your feedback for each anonymous user, then click Publish All Feedback on the assignment page to submit feedback to the anonymous users. Instructors cannot publish feedback from the Evaluate Submission page, and must do so from the assignment page.
If you have built in annotations turned on, you can mark up submissions using highlighting, free hand drawing, shapes, and associated commenting directly from the Evaluate Submission page. Use the icons in the document viewer toolbar to select between Pen, Note, Text, and Line. You can undo or redo any annotations using the undo/redo buttons located on the menu or using keyboard shortcuts. The keyboard shortcuts for PCs are ctrl+z for undo and ctrl+shift+z for redo. For MAC OS, the shortcuts are command+z for undo and command+shift+z for redo.
Each tool has additional options to change color, font size, font, and many other customizable items. Once you publish the feedback, learners can view their submission with the annotations visible, providing additional context on their instructor's notes.
If you download user submissions and leave feedback within the files, you can upload them back to the appropriate assignment, so they appear as attachments to each user's submission evaluation. To ensure successful feedback upload and distribution back to learners, do not rename the downloaded files' names after you enter feedback and save changes.
To evaluate and add feedback to assignments
- Navigate to Assignments.
- On the Assignments page, beside your desired assignment, click the Actions drop-down menu and then click View Submissions.
Figure: The View Submissions option in the Actions drop-down menu.
- On the Submissions page, do one of the following:
Figure: The Submissions page for an assignment displaying the above options.
For information about file types that are supported by the annotation tool in Assignments, see File types supported by Annotations
Video: Add feedback and evaluations to assignment submissions