Instructors: Grading Signature Assignments


Faculty Role in Signature Assignment Grading for Assessment and Accreditation
  • Set up a LiveText account using the faculty code (there is no fee for doing so)
  • Score signature assignments in your course by using the rubric in LiveText 
  • Highlighting the appropriate rubric cell for each criteria in each row.
  • Grade the assignment in LiveText by highlighting cells.
  • Instructor will also need to enter the grade in Blackboard grade center.
How will I know when an assignment has been turned in to LiveText?


Dashboard Active Assignments
  • Active Assignments/Active Documents Open on Dashboard. LiveText defaults to the Dashboard view when you log in.
  • When students submit an assignment, "yellow" indicates that the assignment is ready to view and grade.
  • The "green" indicates that the assignment has already been graded.
  • Click on the colored line to get student listing.
Submission Status Indicators
  • Red - Awaiting Submission
  • Yellow - Awaiting Assessment
  • Green - Completed Assessment
Click on Assess To Begin Assessment


  • You can also click on the colored line to get the student view.
  • Click on the Student's Name and assess the submission.

Example Above: 
  • 1 student has submitted assignment and has been graded in LiveText. 
  • 1 student is awaiting assessment.
  • Click on each student under "Assess" and begin assessment by grading their work using the LiveText rubric.
  • Click on Student Name
  • If the assignment is an attached file, click to open the file to view or download to your computer.
  • If the assignment is a LiveText document (like a portfolio), click on title and scroll down to view portfolio menu.

Begin Assessment
Full Screen View
  • Click on attached file to view assignment submission.
  • If the submission is a portfolio, click on the title and scroll down.
  • The grade textbox, comments box, and rubric are off to the right of the screen.
  • You can grade by clicking on one column in each row of the rubric.
  • Remember to click on the rubric cells since that is how the data is generated.
  • The grade or comments do not affect the data, however, it is helpful to add a numerical score in the grade box so that assessors can locate high, middle, or low examples of student work.
  • Students will generally be able to view the score, comments, and rubric.
  • Don't skip any rows and check the final points in the bottom right corner to make sure the data is being generated
  

  • Provide a points grade and make general comments about the assignment submission.
  • Students will generally be able to view the score, comments, and rubric.
  • The grade or comments do not affect the data, however, it is helpful to add a numerical score in the grade box so that assessors can locate high, middle, or low examples of student work.

   


Submit your Assessment
  • Click on the green Submit Assessment when you have completed the highlighting of the cells and added a grade and comments.
  • You may also select "save" and come back to grading later.  
  • The student will not see your assessment until your submit.
Adding Comments
  • You can include comments in the rubric as well.
  • You may also include comments for each criteria by clicking on the "call-out"
    
 
  • Add Grade and Comments for the overall assignment grade.
  • You can also attach a file to return to student.
  • Remember that the grade or comments do not affect the data, however, it is helpful to add a numerical score in the grade box so that assessors can locate high, middle, or low examples of student work.
  • Students will generally be able to view the score, comments, and rubric.

  
  • If student submitted the wrong file or wants to make corrections to the original submission, you will need to request resubmission.

Expanding the Rubric to Full Screen
  • You may find it easier to grade by expanding the rubric to full screen.
  • This way you will be able to read the rubric criteria.
  • This will open a new tab on your browser and you can click back and forth through the tabs.
  • Don't skip any rows and check the final points in the bottom right corner to make sure the data is being generated.
  • After highlighting the cells in your rubric, you can add a grade and a general comment.  However, those numbers or comments do not become part of the LiveText data system.  
  • You can add comments in the expanded rubric as well.
  • You may also include comments for each criteria by clicking on the "call-out"

  • You can go back and forth between the expanded rubric and the original screen by using your browser tabs.
  • When you are finished highlighting the cells and adding your grade/comments in the rubric, simply close the rubric window and your assessment will save.
  • The highlighted cells provide the data needed for assessment.  Look at the total score at the bottom right of the rubric.
  
  • Check your point totals at the bottom right of the rubric to make sure you have submitted properly.
  • You can also check your work by clicking on "Report."
  • If you do not see a proper graph, you will know that you did not highlight a cell in each row to generate the data.
  • You will see a full report of grades for your entire class.




Submit your Assessment
  • Don't forget to Submit your Assignment.
  • Click on the green Submit Assessment when you have completed the highlighting of the cells and added a grade and comments.
  • You may also select "save" and come back to grading later.  
  • The student will not see your assessment until your submit.
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