Is there a way to do this once I have posted a comment and notice spelling, punctuation, etc., errors?
Mary, are you referring to the comments you make in SpeedGrader on graded discussion posts? Or to replies you post in the discussion itself? If you're trying to edit SpeedGrader comments, you cannot; you can delete the comment (just click on the X in the upper right corner of the comment), and then retype it, but there's no guarantee that students who have their notification preferences for assignment comments set to Right Away won't already have received the original comment, typos and all, in their email. If you want to edit a reply that you've posted in a discussion, you should be able to do so by clicking on the gear icon that appears at the upper right of the post and selecting Edit. After you've saved the edited post, the new post will display an indicator that it's been edited.
I'm referring to he comments that I added when scoring the posts. Thank you for clarifying that. Guess I'll have to be more careful.
Hey, Mary. You can't edit exactly, but you can copy your comment to your clipboard. Next, Delete the comment by clicking the X in the upper right of the comment. Paste in your copied comment and edit it before reposting. I hope that helps!
^ This is what I normally do as well when I mess up on a comment. I also normally mute when grading so that way if I do mess up students haven't already gotten the notification!
Good point, Kona! That's my workflow as well, and Mary, and you might want to consider incorporating some muting into your grading process. When an assignment is muted, I can grade behind the scenes to my heart's content, and if I see a typo or misspelled word, I can delete the comment (or do something along the lines of what Dallas E Hulsey suggests--except that when the assignment is muted, I can copy and paste the comment directly into the comment box and correct it there) without consequence (or embarrassment--we've all been there ). Notifications--and typos--don't go out until you "un-mute" the assignment.
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