Evaluate Assignment Submissions Offline

Assignment submissions can be downloaded so you have the flexibility to evaluate and leave feedback for your students whenever and wherever convenient.

Download student submissions and leave feedback within the files, then upload them back into the appropriate assignment submission folders so they appear as attachments to each student’s submission evaluation.

Want to assess assignments on the go with your iPad or Android Tablet? See the Brightspace Assignment Grader pages.

Watch how to grade assignment submissions offline

  1. On the nav bar, select the Activities menu, then click Assignments.
    Assignments on Nav Bar
  2. On the Assignments page, from the context menu of the folder you want to evaluate, click View Submissions.
    Assignments View Submissions
  3. Click the Files tab, then browse to the submitted files, and select all of them by checking the checkbox in the far left column header.
    Download Submissions
  4. Click download to generate a zip file that contains all of the submissions.
  5. Then click the file to download the file to your computer.
  6. Click Close.
  7. Unzip the file to access your students’ submissions.
  8. Open the files in the appropriate software.
  9. Grade the files and save your changes to the file.
  10. When you are ready to provide your students with your evaluation, return to the Assignment Submission folder Files page.
    1. Add Feedback in Bulk: You can also bulk upload the graded submissions to the appropriate assignment folder so they appear as attachments to each student’s submission evaluation. Upload the graded submissions with file names exactly the same as when they were downloaded and index files to ensure the automatic distribution process runs smoothly. Bulk upload by clicking Add Feedback Files on the top of the View Submissions page.
      Assignments Add Feedback Files
    2. Add Feedback one student at a time:
      1. Click Evaluate to provide feedback for the desired submission.
      2. In the evaluation section, provide the student with the score they achieved on the assignment.
      3. Then click Add a File to attach your graded submission file.
      4. Click My Computer. Upload your file by clicking Upload or dragging and dropping the file onto the upload target.
      5. To confirm the upload, click Add.
      6. Click Save Draft to save feedback and continue grading submissions OR click Publish to release your feedback to the student immediately. When you publish feedback and the assignment is also associated to a grade item, the grade will be pushed to the Grades tool.

Note: as you grade each submission, you can click Next Student or Previous Student to browse other submissions.

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