Comments can be left on Simple Assessments for students to review. Follow the steps below to leave comments on an Advanced 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.

Leaving a Comment on a Simple Assessment

  • 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 as needed, or delete your comment.

Student View

The student can view a comment on a Simple Assessment in two ways; in the assessment itself, or from the points gradebook.

➡️ In the Assessment

Keep in mind, in order to see a comment directly in the assessment:

  • The assessment must be graded.

  • "Allow Post Grading Review" must be enabled. This will allow 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 Points Gradebook

Rather than going to the assessment itself, students can view comments from the points gradebook.

Once they are in their points gradebook, clicking on a class will expand the assessment details for that class. Included in this table are the comments, which can be found in the last column. Clicking on a comment will open the full comment for viewing.

💡 Tip from the Otus Team: If comments were left on a standards-based assessment, those comments can only be viewed in the assessment itself. Comments are not visible in the standards gradebook.

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