SpeedGrader allows you to view and mark assignments with a rubric, in one place.
The following video tutorial (2:58 min) shows you how to use SpeedGrader to mark and provide feedback on assignments.
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There are 5 key features of SpeedGrader:
- Everything in one place: Student work is displayed on the left hand side of the screen, with the marks panel on the left.
- Color-coded student list: Allows you to see at a glance who has submitted their work and needs to be marked [orange dot], who has already been marked [green check], and who has submitted their work
- Time stamp: Shown for each piece of student work – late assignments are flagged as “LATE” and time stamped in red.
- Variety of feedback: You can provide written as well as audio/video feedback
- Create feedback loops: Students can reply to your feedback on their submitted work.
For most document-based assignments, you can annotate directly on the submission with your feedback. You can also provide audio or video feedback directly from the browser, or upload a file containing your feedback.
There are 3 main ways to access SpeedGrader:
- From your To Do list
- From the Gradebook, via Marks
- From any Canvas assignment, graded discussion or quiz.
The SpeedGrader has two main areas:
- The submitted work (see  of the screenshot above) in the preview window. This displays on the left of the screen, and can include text entries, website URLs, media recordings, and/or file uploads. Depending on the assignment and submission type, the preview window may vary. For example, a website URL submission type will appear in preview window with the option to open the URL in a new tab. Media submissions may display as an embedded file in SpeedGrader or only display as a downloadable file.
- Grading panel. This displays on the right of the screen. It consists of:
- Grade (see  of the screenshot above), where you can assign a mark based on your preferred assessment method (points or percentage).
- View Rubric (see  of the screenshot above), where you can use the rubric you have attached to the assignment to provide feedback.
- Assignment Comments (see  of the screenshot above), where you can provide an overall comment for the student. This can be a text, audio or video comment (see  of the screenshot above). This is also where you will be able to view and reply to comments from your student about their work.
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Have a look at the Canvas guides to see how to make the most out of the SpeedGrader, for example:
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