Comments can be left on assessments for students to review. 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.


Leaving a Comment on an Assessment in the Points 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.


Student View

The student can view a comment on a Rubric Assessment in the points gradebook or in the assessment itself.

➡️ In the Points Gradebook

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

After opening their points 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: 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.

➡️ 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.


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