Tired of stacks of paper? Professor Gina Brandolino, from the Sweetland Center for Writing, shares her experience moving from grading physical papers to online feedback and assessment.
Professor Gina Brandolino
English Language and Literature
Sweetland Writing Center
Professor Brandolino moved from grading physical papers to using online tools, which enabled her to continue to hand write comments but to do so electronically. Among the benefits, she cites reclaiming class time that was previously used to return papers to students and providing students with more choice in where and when they review feedback about an assignment. Read the full newsletter article to learn more about her experience with Canvas’ SpeedGrader, Gradebook, and Assignments.
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Highlights of Old and New Workflows
A comparison of the old method of assigning an essay, grading it, and communicating related feedback using CTools and paper documents with the new one that uses Assignments and online grading in Canvas.
A holistic rubric that communicates three to five levels of performance and descriptions of the characteristics that define each level.
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Sample Student Submission
A graded essay that shows the style and nature of typical feedback.
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Create an Assignment
A screencast of the basic steps involved in creating a Canvas Assignment.
View Grades as a Student
An annotated image of Grades in Canvas from the perspective of a student.
Customize your Canvas Home Page
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