How do I set up a moderated assignment to be graded by multiple reviewers?

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When creating an assignment, you can choose to set up an assignment with moderated grading. Moderated grading allows multiple reviewers to grade a students work and create draft or provisional grades for an assignment. For instance, you may want to allow two TAs in your course to grade all assignments, and you can review their assessments before determining the final grade. This feature can also be used to create a sampling of students for assignment review to ensure grading is consistent and allows secondary grade reviews.

Moderated assignments include up to two reviewers and one moderator. Reviewers can be any user with a role to edit grades (commonly TAs or other instructors). However, moderators are users with permission to moderate assignments as granted by your Canvas admin. Although users who can create assignments can set up assignments for moderation, they cannot moderate the assignment unless they also have the Moderate permission.

Moderated grading is enabled on a per-assignment basis and supports anonymous grading in SpeedGrader.

Once the assignment is published, if you have permission to manage the assignment, you can add students to the assignment moderation set.

Note: Once an assignment has be set as a moderated assignment, the moderated assignment cannot be changed once submissions have been received. However, grades can be assigned like any other assignment, and grades can be submitted when posted as final grades to the Gradebook.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Open Assignment

  Open Assignment 

Click the title of the assignment you want to moderate.

Edit Assignment

Edit Assignment

Click the Edit button.

Select Moderated Grading

Select Moderated Grading

Click the Allow a moderator to review multiple independent grades for selected submissions checkbox.

Save Assignment

Save Assignment

If you want to notify users about any future assignment changes, click the Notify users that this content has changed checkbox [1]. Click the Save button [2].

Note: If your assignment has not yet been published, the assignment will show the Save & Publish button. The Save button will create a draft of your assignment so you can publish it later. Once you publish the assignment, if you have permission to moderate assignments, you can add students to the assignment moderation set.

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