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6.25. Assignments - Evaluation Experience (New)

New Assignment Evaluation Experience

The new Assignment Evaluation Experience is part of a redesign of all assessable tools that includes the New Discussion Evaluation Experience (KB). The new experience allows instructors to better review and evaluate both discussion topics and individual participants, without changing their workflow.

The New Assignment Evaluation Experience includes the following features:

Grading and Feedback options highlighted. Rubric menu expanded to reveal criteria sample.


Getting Started

No changes have been made to page navigation.  The user context bar now includes a menu to choose a learner or to choose a submission.

Traditional navigation tabs visible as described in text.

Choose an assignment to evaluate by expanding the menu to View Submissions.

Menu expanded to View Submissions.

Choose a student and Evaluate.

Evaluate highlighted.

Start by opening the student submission. Files can be downloaded if preferred. If the assignment has a rubric, choose the toggle arrow to view it inline or expand as preferred. Use the text editor to give Overall Feedback.

Rubric menu expanded with popout rubric. Overall feedback editor and tools highlighted. 

File Conversion

Opening a submission will initiate a conversion of the file to the submission reader. A message appears to users when viewing a file that has been converted to .pdf from a different file type in Assignments. The message states "This file has been converted and may have inaccuracies. This will not apply to files that were already .pdf.

Label: This file has been converted and may have in accuracies

User Profile Card

Use your mouse to hover over a learner's profile in the new Assignment Evaluation Experience, the User Profile card now displays the value of the Org Defined Id field.

User Profile Card Expanded to reveal check boxes for profile items and user information.


The evaluation pane divider is now draggable to suit a user’s preferences and screen size. Rubrics are now located at the top of the page, and assignment details are in the ellipsis menu. The overall grade remains as an icon that indicates if that grade is tied to the gradebook. The divider is easily accessible via keyboard, meaning that evaluators using assistive technology or keyboard shortcuts will be able to adjust panel sizes without using a pointer.

Arrows pointing left and right from center slider handle.

Inline Rubric

Instead of always opening in another window or dialog, it now expands down the evaluation panel, allowing the evaluator to see both the rubric and the submission at the same time. Instructors with complex rubrics will be able to pop out the rubric into a larger view using the button in the top right of the component.

Rubric window expanded revealing sample criterion text and a large slider to change values.

Preview Assignments in Evaluation Mode

Users who did not have edit permissions for assignments can preview assignments. By choosing the context menu and the Preview Activity option, users can see assignment information such as assignment instructions, start date, or due dates. 

Arrow pointing from the context menu expands to reveal Preview Assignment.

New Mobile View

The new mobile evaluation experience is more than just responsive, it is fully adapted to smaller screen sizes. While using smaller screens, such as a phone or a smaller tablet in portrait mode, the entire panel from the right side of the screen tucks into a neat and tidy drawer so that you can see and annotate files you’re grading without trying to manage unwieldy horizontal scroll bars.

Phone screen with an assessment page pictured. Sample text is shadowed in the background. In the foreground there are buttons for Rubric, Score and Publish.

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