Leave Comments on Rubric Assessments

You can leave a comment on a Rubric Assessment for students to see.

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Written by Monica Burke
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Teachers have the ability to leave feedback on any assessments for students to review. Follow the steps below to leave comments on a Rubric Assessment.

Interested in seeing what a comment on a Rubric 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.

There are three ways to leave a comment on a rubric assessment:

Assessment Grading Page

  • Selecting the comment bubble on the main grading page allows you to leave a comment on the assessment as a whole.

  • Your comment can be up to 1000 characters in length.

Individual Student Grading Page

  • Selecting a student will take you to their individual grading page, where you can see a detailed view of their rubric, leave a comment on the assessment as a whole, and leave a comment on an individual descriptor.

  • Comments on the assessment as a whole can be up to 1000 characters. That comment can be found at the bottom of the grading page.

  • Comments on the individual descriptor can be up to 2000 characters. That comment will be located within the comment bubble.

  • You can also delete or edit the comment as needed. Navigate to the grading page for that particular assessment. The comment can be found and deleted there.

Assessments Gradebook

Comments can be left directly in the assessments gradebook as well. Learn more here.


Student View

The student can view a comment on a Rubric Assessment in two ways; in the assessment itself or from the assessments 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, then select Review. The comment will be at the bottom of the rubric, and any comments left on individual descriptors will be indicated by a darkened comment bubble.

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 a rubric or simple assessment.

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