Grading Features

Downloading and Uploading Assignment Files

Moodle allows users to download student submission files in bulk as a zipped file. Once downloaded, you can add your edits in Word and then save the files to your computer under the same file name. The saved files can then be uploaded to Moodle in bulk and are automatically linked to the correct enrolled user.

Important: Never change the file name of downloaded assignment files. This custom name is used by Moodle to link the file with the correct user and assignment.

Downloading Submission Files in Bulk

Step 1: Submitted work can be accessed from both the course page and gradebook view.

(a) Click the assignment title on the course page.

(b) Under the Grader report view, click the assignment title.

Step 2: Once viewing the Grading Summary, click on View all submissions access submission details.

Step 3: Click on the Grading action field and select Download all submissions from the drop-down menu.

Step 4: A pop-up notification will appear asking you to confirm the file download, click the Open with option (for PeaZip, file and and archive manager) and then click OK.

Step 5: A Pea Zip window will appear, click the Extract all to… button.

Note: this step outlines the process for a PC user.

Step 6: A Browse For Folder window will appear, select a folder as the download location and click OK.

Step 7: The folder will then appear in the selected location on your computer, click on the folder to access the assignment files.

Step 8: Click on each file within the folder to view the document and provide feedback in the appropriate program.

Step 9: When finished adding feedback to the submission, save the file under the same file name.

IMPORTANT: Do not change the file name when saving a downloaded submission file!

Uploading Feedback Files to Moodle in Bulk

Once you have reviewed and added feedback to the downloaded files, you can then add the entire folder back to Moodle using the bulk upload feature. Moodle will automatically distribute the feedback files to the correct student in your course. These convenient actions translate to faster grading of assignments offline.

Before you can upload the feedback files, you must convert the folder to a zip format. This is required in order to upload the feedback files to Moodle

Step 1: Right-click on the folder containing the feedback files.

Step 2: When the menu appears, click Send to and then select Compressed (zipped) folder from the menu.

A copy of the feedback file folder you "right-clicked" will be created in the zip file format. This will be placed in the same location as the original feedback file. You will use this zipped folder to bulk upload your files to Moodle.

Step 3: Click on the Grading action field and select Upload multiple feedback files in a zip from the drop-down menu.

Step 4: Drag and drop the Zip folder into file field or click Choose a file… to locate the Zip folder using file picker.

Note: the upload file must be in a .zip format to be accepted; otherwise it will not allow you to add the file.

Step 5: Once the file has completed the uploaded, click Import feedback file(s).

Step 6: Click Confirm to continue with the upload.

Step 7: A notification will appear display upload details, click Continue.

Step 3: Click on the Grading action field and select Upload multiple feedback files in a zip from the drop-down menu.

Step 4: Drag and drop the Zip folder into file field or click Choose a file… to locate the Zip folder using file picker.

Note: the upload file must be in a .zip format to be accepted; otherwise it will not allow you to add the file (Step 2).

Step 5: Once the file has completed the uploaded, click Import feedback file(s).

Step 6: Click Confirm to continue with the upload.

Step 7: A notification will appear display upload details, click Continue.

Step 6: Click Confirm to continue with the upload.

Step 7: A notification will appear display upload details, click Continue.

Step 7: A notification will appear displaying upload details, click Continue.

Entering Assignment Grades

Once the file upload is complete grades and feedback comments can be entered on the View all submissions page. See the Grading Submitted Assignments instructional page for specific details about this process.

It is also possible to use the offline grading sheet to enter grades offline and then import them directly to the assignment in your course. Please review these offline grading sheet instructions from UMass for further information.

Please contact Chris Zimber at czimber6@naz.edu or 585-389-2117 with Moodle questions or suggestions for the site.