Comments are a great way to provide feedback to students on their completed assessments. You can add comments to both points-based and standards-based assessments while grading the assessment or from the assessments gradebook. Follow the steps below to leave comments on assessments directly in the gradebook.
➡️ Interested in seeing what a comment on assessments looks like as a student? Scroll to the bottom of this article, or click here to jump to that section.
Commenting on an Assessment in the Assessments Gradebook
Step 1: Navigate to the Gradebook module.
Step 2: Select the comment bubble.
Step 3: Type your comment. The comment can be a maximum of 1000 characters. Select Save.
The comment bubble will darken on the gradebook page if a comment has been added.
❓ Need to delete the comment? Navigate to the grading page for that particular assessment. The comment can be found and deleted there. For more information check out the related articles for leaving comments on these assessment types: rubric, simple, and advanced.
The student can view a comment on a Rubric Assessment in the assessments gradebook or in the assessment itself.
➡️ In the Assessments Gradebook
Students can view comments directly in the assessments gradebook instead of opening their assessment.
After opening their assessments 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 from the Otus Team: Comments left on any points-based or standards-based assessment can be viewed from the Assessments Gradebook or the actual assessment.
➡️ In the Assessment
In order to see the comments in the assessment:
The assessment must be graded.
"Allow Post Grading Review" must be enabled to 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, and then select Review. The comment will be at the bottom of the assessment. The example below shows a rubric assessment, but the process is the same for each type. For more information check out the related articles for leaving comments on these assessment types: rubric, simple, and advanced.
❓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.