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

Leaving a Comment on a Rubric 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.

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

➡️ Comment Bubble on 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:

Student View

The student can view a comment on a Rubric 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, 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 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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