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. 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 can choose 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, make inline comments and make 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, the 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 assignment submissions 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 In Draft grades and feedback are
first synchronized with Connect and are maintained within the application. Then, updated assignment submissions folder information from units in Connect is synchronized back to Brightspace Assignment Grader.
Note Automatic synchronization of In Draft feedback with Connect only occurs when the 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 occurs.
Before grading assignments, 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 view.
Under a unit section, tap an assignment 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 view when the assignment was submitted and any notes that accompanied the submission, tap the panel on the left of the screen.
To open the Scoring and Feedback drawer on the right of the screen, tap it. Then do any of the following:
To set a final score for the assignment, in the Score section, enter a score.
To use an associated rubric, in the Rubrics section, tap the rubric. Select the appropriate performance level for each criterion. If you want the rubric to automatically assign a score in the Total section, tap Save and Record. If you want to enter a
total score manually, tap Save.
To give written feedback, in the Feedback section, enter your feedback. Format your feedback using the options in the text box.
To give audio feedback, in the Record section, tap Audio. Tap the gray circle. Speak your feedback. When you are done recording, tap the gray circle again. Tap Attach Feedback to include as submission feedback.
To give video feedback, in the Record section, tap Video. Tap the gray circle. In recording mode, tap the red circle. Present your feedback. To end the recording, tap the red square. Tap Use Video to include as submission feedback.
To annotate the file with feedback in context, tap the applicable icon and annotate the desired text or area. To confirm your annotation, tap Done.
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.
To release all In Draft grades and feedback in an assignment submission folder to learners in Connect, navigate to the assignment submission folder and then tap Publish All.
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 changes to Published! to indicate that there are changes that have not yet been released to learners. Release the changes to the learner by tapping Update.
In an assignment 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.
I cannot see which learners have submitted an assignment
If you cannot see which learners have submitted an assignment, but can see how many learners have submitted, verify that your iOS version is 8.1 or higher and that your Brightspace Assignment Grader is version 2.3 or higher.
My files are not marked as read in Connect when I access them first via Brightspace Assignment Grader
If your files are not marked as graded in both the app and in Connect after accessing them first in Brightspace Assignment Grader, verify that your iOS version is 8.1 or higher and that your Brightspace Assignment Grader is version 2.3 or higher.