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Leave Comments on Simple Assessments

You can leave comments on a Simple Assessment for students to see.

Monica Burke avatar
Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

Teachers have the ability to leave feedback on any assessments for students to review. Follow the steps below to leave comments on a Simple Assessment.

Interested in seeing what a comment on a Simple Assessment looks like from a student's view? Scroll to the bottom of this article, or click here to jump to that section.

How to Leave a Comment

  • Step 1: Navigate to the Assessments module.

  • Step 2: Make sure you are in the Assigned section.

  • Step 3: Choose the correct class.

  • Step 4: Select the desired assessment.

  • Step 5: Select the student you'd like to leave the comment for.

  • Step 6: Scroll to the bottom of the assessment and select Leave a Comment.

  • Step 7: Type in your comment. Your comment can be up to 1000 characters long. Select Save when you are finished.

  • Step 8: Your comment will appear at the bottom of the assessment. You can edit your comment or delete your comment as needed.

Student View

The student can view a comment on a Simple Assessment in the assessment itself or from the assessments gradebook.

In the Assessment

In order to see a comment directly in the assessment:

  • The assessment must be graded.

  • "Allow Post Grading Review" must be enabled which allows the student to access the assessment after it has been graded.

Once the assessment has been graded, the student will navigate to their Assessments module, select the assessment, select review, and scroll to the bottom to see the comment:

Is the student missing the Review button when they click on the assessment? That means the "Allow Post Grading Review" setting has not been enabled. Click here for more information.

In the Gradebook

Students can view comments from the gradebook instead of opening their assessment.

After opening their assessments view of the gradebook, they will click on a class to expand the assessment details for that class. The last column in this table shows the comments. Clicking on a comment will open the full comment for viewing.

💡 Tip: Comments left on any points-based or standards-based assessment can be viewed from the Gradebook or the actual assessment.

Otus Live Video

Click to view a video from our Otus Live series on how to leave comments on rubric and simple assessments.

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