Brightspace Assignment Grader is a mobile application that you can use to download and evaluate assignment submissions from your Connect unit offering Assignment submission folders (formerly Dropbox folders). You can view submissions and add grades and
feedback while connected to the Internet or offline. While connected to the Internet, the application automatically synchronizes grades and feedback with your Connect Assignment submission folders, but you have the option to release the information
to learners at a later time. You can apply feedback in a variety of formats including text, audio, or video. You can access rubrics and make inline comments and annotations directly to submissions to provide contextualized feedback to learners.
EduDentity is an account management service used by applications such as Brightspace Binder and Brightspace Assignment Grader to provide a secure and seamless login across products. EduDentity requires an Internet connection during login in order to authenticate
users. If you don't have an existing EduDentity account, you can create one from the login screen.
When you first log in to Brightspace Assignment Grader, assignment submission folder information in your Connect units automatically synchronizes with the app. When you evaluate a submission by applying feedback or assigning a grade using Brightspace
Assignment Grader, the grading status of the submission is set to In Draft. Grades and feedback for submissions with an In Draft status are periodically and automatically synchronized with Connect but are not released to learners. You must
explicitly release the evaluation information to learners by tapping Publish All in the submission list view or Publish in the individual submission view. When the grades and feedback you have applied are released to learners, the grading
status of the submissions changes to Published.
To refresh the submission folder information in Brightspace Assignment Grader, you can pull from top to bottom in any list view. Upon refresh, if there are any submissions with an In Draft grading status, the information does not get released to learners
in Connect; the app just receives any updates from Connect and In Draft grades and feedback are maintained within Brightspace Assignment Grader.
Note: Automatic synchronization of In Draft feedback with Connect and forced refresh to receive updates from Connect can only take place when the mobile device is connected to the Internet. If the device is not connected to the Internet, the changes are
queued and stored within the application until a connection is made, and at that time an automatic synchronization or the receiving of updates can occur.
Before grading assignment submissions, ensure you synchronize Brightspace Assignment Grader with the assignment submission folders in your Connect unit(s) to get the most up-to-date information. To do this, you can pull from top to bottom in any list
Tap a unit tile.
Inside the unit, tap a submission folder.
Inside the folder, all of the learner (or group) submissions display in a list. Each submission displays the date and time it was submitted and the amount of time it was late by, if applicable. To open a submission, tap it.
To open the Evaluate panel on the right of the screen, tap it. Then do any of the following:
To set a final score for the submission, in the Total section, enter a score.
To use an associated rubric, in the Rubric section, tap the rubric. Select the appropriate performance level for each criterion. Set the number of points each criterion is worth, or set the Overall Score manually, by entering it in the corresponding field
in the Score column. Add feedback to a specific rubric section by tapping +Feedback. If you want the score of the rubric to display in the Total section for the submission and generate text feedback from the feedback in the rubric,
tap Save and Record. If you want to enter a total score and text feedback manually, tap Save.
To give written feedback, in the Overall Feedback section, enter your feedback. Format your feedback using the options in the text box.
To give audio feedback, tap the icon. In the dialog window, tap the red circle. Speak your feedback. When you are done recording,
tap the blue square. Tap Attach Feedback to include as submission feedback.
To give video feedback, tap the icon. In the recording view, tap the red circle. Present your feedback. To end the recording,
tap the red circle again. Tap the check mark to include it as submission feedback.
To annotate the file with feedback in context, long press the location on the submission where you want to annotate. See Annotate an assignment submission for more information.
To publish the grades and feedback to Connect, do any of the following:
To release just that submission's grade and feedback to the learner in Connect, in the individual submission view, tap Publish and then OK in the confirmation dialog box.
To release all In Draft grades and feedback in a submission folder to learners in Connect, navigate to the submission folders list view, tap Publish All, and then OK in the confirmation dialog box.
After you release grades and feedback to learners, you can change the information by doing any of the following:
In a submission view with a grading status of Published, tap Retract to remove the grade and feedback from the learner's view in Connect. The status changes to In Draft and the grade and feedback are maintained for the submission but are only visible
In a submission view with a grading status of Published, modify the grade or feedback and the status in the submission list view changes to Published! to indicate that there are changes that have not yet been released to learners. Release the changes
to the learner by opening the submission and tapping Update.
In a submission folder with multiple submissions with a status of Published!, tap Publish All to release all of the updates in that folder to learners in Connect.
I cannot connect my account or sync my assignment submission folders
If you receive an error while attempting to connect your Connect account, then your account may not have the proper permissions to access Brightspace Assignment Grader.
I cannot see all of my units or assignment submission folders
If you cannot see some of your units or assignment submission folders, then they may be hidden by the display settings. Ensure that you have selected the appropriate display settings for the information you want to see. If you have confirmed your display
settings but still cannot see all of your units and assignment submission folders, contact your organisation’s Connect administrator.