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.
When you add a rubric to a moderated assignment, any associated outcome results display in the Learning Mastery Gradebook only after final grades are posted.
In moderated grading, anyone with assignment creation permissions can specify an assignment submission to be reviewed by one or multiple graders, edit the assignment if necessary, review the grades, and select which grade should be set as the final grade for each student. For each moderated submission, the user set as the moderator is the only user who can specify the final grade for each assignment. Any grader can be specified as the grader who can determine the final grade as long as they have the corresponding permission, but the moderator does not have to personally grade the assignment. Once the assignment is created, only the moderator and admins will be able to change the assigned final grader.
For moderated assignments, when an assignment reaches its maximum number of graders, the grading notification will be removed from the Dashboard for graders who have not yet assessed the assignment. However, submissions can still be accessed through the Gradebook, if needed. SpeedGrader displays submissions in a read-only mode to hide all student names and submission details.
Moderated grading can be enabled with anonymous grading assignment options. If enabled in an assignment, anonymous grading is enabled by default in SpeedGrader, although anonymous grading in SpeedGrader can be enabled separately if not enabled for an assignment.
In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.
To create an assignment with all assignment details at the same time, click the Add Assignment button.
If you want to edit an existing assignment that has not yet received student submissions, click the name of the assignment.
Click the Moderated Grading checkbox.
In the Number of Graders text box , enter the number of graders who should grade the submission. This number does not have a limit. However, if the number of graders is changed to a higher number, the page displays a message if there are not enough course users with grading permissions to fulfill the desired number of graders .
If you want to allow graders to view each other's comments, select the Graders can view each other's comments checkbox. This option is selected by default.
Note: If anonymous grading is also enabled for your course, selecting this option displays the Graders cannot view each other's names checkbox in the anonymous grading assignment options.
This option allows graders to view comments from other graders but not view the name associated with each comment.
In the Select Grader menu , select the name of the moderator, or the grader who determines the final grade. The Select Grader menu displays the names of course graders who have been given permission to determine the final grade. This permission is assigned to one or more roles at the account level. If you have permission, you can select your own name as the final grader.
If you want the final grader to view the names of the grader who graded each submission, select the Final grader can view other grader names checkbox. This option is selected by default.
If you want to notify users about any future assignment changes, click the Notify users that this content has changed checkbox . Click the Save button .
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.