Canvas SpeedGrader and multiple markers

The Grade Posting policy in the Canvas Gradebook for the assessment should be set to ‘Manually’ so the grades are not visible to students until they are ready to be released.

Tips for using SpeedGrader

We recommend using SpeedGrader for marking Canvas Assignments and Quizzes.

If you activate the Plagiarism Review in your Canvas Assignment settings, SpeedGrader will also display the Turnitin similarity report. Unfortunately Canvas Quiz does not integrate with Turnitin but we have provided a workaround that may require some technical expertise for downloading Quiz answers, that can be uploaded to Turnitin. Please consult with your Faculty delegate if there are other specific marking requirements.

If you are unfamiliar with marking in SpeedGrader, view the following guides:

Grading with multiple markers

Some assessments require multiple markers using SpeedGrader. However, if more than one marker is working on the same student’s submission at the same time, the first assigned grade can be overridden when the last entered grade is saved. To avoid this, we recommend these methods of marking.

 

Splitting the total number of assessment submissions between multiple markers

Clear communication between markers is key to ensuring only one marker is grading a student’s submission in SpeedGrader at a time to avoid marks from being overridden. You may wish to create a timetable or spreadsheet for markers to divide up and schedule marking on student submissions. If you have a small number of markers who can set aside specific times for marking, this can be an easy low-tech way of handling this.

If you have a larger number of markers to co-ordinate, or markers whose availability times are difficult to predict or clash with each other, we recommend you use these methods:

 

For Canvas Assignments

Course co-ordinator or main lecturer:

  1. Create Group Sets to divide your class into groups for each marker.
  2. Change your course settings to launch SpeedGrader Filtered by Student Group. This forces markers to select the group they are assigned to mark before launching SpeedGrader.

Note: These settings can be done after students have completed their assessments before you start marking.

Markers:

When marking, launch SpeedGrader Filtered by Student Group. This will let you choose which group you will mark.

 

 

For Canvas Quizzes

Course coordinator or main lecturer:

  1. Create Group Sets to divide your class into groups for each marker.
  2. Change your course settings to launch SpeedGrader Filtered by Student Group. This allows markers to select the group they are assigned to mark then launch SpeedGrader.

Note: These settings can be done after students have completed their assessments, before you start marking.

 

Markers:

  1. To mark your student group submissions, you need to select your student group in the Gradebook. Go into the Gradebook by clicking on Grades on the left hand navigation menu. Filter the view by Student groups (View > Filters > Student groups) and select the Student Group in the drop-down menu.
  2. Go to the quiz you want to mark and open up SpeedGrader to start marking. Only the quiz submissions from your student group should come up.
  3. If you need to mark a different student group, go back to Gradebook to choose the appropriate student group. (To go back to Gradebook from SpeedGrader, click on the icon on the top left).

Using multiple markers to grade specific questions across multiple submissions

Some assessments require multiple markers, where each marker is assigned a specific question to grade across multiple submissions. Issues can arise in Canvas SpeedGrader if multiple markers are grading the same submission at the same time (for different questions), with only the last entered grade being saved.

Clear communication between markers is key to ensuring only one marker is grading a student’s submission in SpeedGrader at a time to avoid marks from being overridden. You may wish to create a timetable or spreadsheet for markers to divide up and schedule marking on student submissions. If you have a small number of markers who can set aside specific times for marking, this can be an easy low-tech way of handling this.

If you have a larger number of markers to co-ordinate, or markers whose availability times are difficult to predict or clash with each other, we recommend you use these methods:

 

 

For Canvas Assignments

Course-coordinator or main lecturer:

Set up Rubrics Grading by Question (UoA Toolbox) in your live course before starting marking.

Markers:

Access SpeedGrader by going through Rubrics Grading by Question (UoA Toolbox) to avoid overriding marks. They must not work on the same question at the same time.

 

 

For Canvas Quizzes

While you can Grade by Question in Quizzes (beta) to do strip marking in classic Quizzes, this introduces the risk of marks being overridden if more than one marker works on the same student submission at the same time (while grading different questions). If you have a small number of student submissions and/or markers who you can co-ordinate easily, the risk can be managed with clear communication between markers and setting up a timetable for markers to work on submissions.

We recommend you use Rubrics Grading by Questions (UoA Toolbox) for Quizzes:

Course-coordinator or main lecturer:

Set up Rubrics Grading by Question (UoA Toolbox) in your live course before starting marking.

Markers:

Access SpeedGrader by going through Rubrics Grading by Question (UoA Toolbox) to avoid overriding marks. Note that grades need to be manually entered to the grade field in SpeedGrader while marking because just clicking on the appropriate box on the rubric does not automatically enter it into SpeedGrader.

Watch a demo from Patricia Scott, Business School on marking using UoA Toolbox for Canvas Quiz.

Note: Rubrics Grading by Question can’t be filtered by student groups. If you have strip marking that requires submissions to be split amongst markers, we recommend you set up a spreadsheet and/or timetable to organise when markers grade (using Rubrics Grading by Question) so you don’t risk overwriting grades.

Problems viewing PDF documents in SpeedGrader

SpeedGrader has some issues displaying multi-layered PDF documents. To avoid students’ assignment submissions displaying incorrectly, please see this FAQ on how students should create their PDF.

 

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