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Assignment Grader App

Assignment Grader is a mobile application that you can use to download and evaluate assignment submissions from your onQ course offering assignment Dropbox folders.

You can use the Assignment Grader App to:

  • View submissions and add grades and feedback while connected to the Internet or offline.
  • While connected to the Internet, the application automatically synchronizes grades and feedback with your onQ assignment Dropbox folders, but you can choose to release the information to learners at a later time.
  • Apply feedback in a variety of formats including text, audio, or video.
  • Access rubrics, make inline comments and make annotations directly to submissions to provide contextualized feedback to learners.

Assignment Grader is compatible with Brightspace platform 10.3 and higher.

Download Assignment Grader for iPad (Apple store).
Download Assignment Grader for Android (Google Play store).

Operating System and Language Support

Note: Assignment Grader for iOS is optimized for iPad tablets.

  • Android 4.4 or later in U.S. English from any global Google Play store on tablets or phones
  • For Assignment Grader 2.8 (latest version), iPad tablet running iOS 8.1 or later

  • For previous versions of Assignment Grader, iPad tablets running iOS 6.0.x, 7.0.x, and 8.0.x

Log In to Assignment Grader for iPad

Logging In using your onQ account

Log in to Assignment Grader using your NetId and Password that you use to access your courses in onQ. 

  1. On the login screen, tap Log In to D2L Online Courses.
  2. Enter the URL https://onq.queensu.ca.
  3. Tap Connect.
  4. Enter your onQ account credentials.
  5. A message displays saying If you do not log in to EduDentity, you can only annotate PDF files. To access Assignment Grader, do one of the following:
  • If you only want to annotate PDF files, tap Start using Assignment Grader.
  •  If you want to annotate other types of files, tap either Connect to an existing EduDentity account or Create a new EduDentity account and then log in using EduDentity.

 

Log In using your D2L EduDentity account

​EduDentity is an account management service used by applications such as Brightspace Binder and Brightspace Assignment Grader to provide a secure and seamless login across products.

EduDentity requires an Internet connection during login in order to authenticate users. If you don't have an existing EduDentity account, you can create one from the login screen.

  1. On the log In screen, tap Log in with EduDentity.
  2. Enter your EduDentity account credentials.
  3. Tap on Add Linked Account.
  4. In the Log In dialog, in the Enter Your D2L Web Address field, paste the web address https://onq.queensu.ca
  5. Tap Connect.
  6. Enter your onQ credentials.
  7. Tap Log In.
  8. Assignment Grader opens.

Upon log in, assignment Dropbox folder information within the courses in onQ automatically synchronize with Assignment Grader.

Log In to Assignment Grader for Android

Logging In using your onQ account

Log in to Assignment Grader using your NetId and Password that you use to access your courses in onQ.

  1. On the login screen, in the Enter your D2L Courses web address field, enter the URL https://onq.queensu.ca.
  2. Tap Log into D2L Online Courses.
  3. On the welcome screen, enter your onQ account credentials.
  4. Tap Log In. Upon log in, assignment Dropbox folder information within the courses in onQ automatically synchronize with Assignment Grader.
  • If you only want to annotate PDF files, tap Start using Assignment Grader.
  • If you want to annotate other types of files, tap either Connect to an existing EduDentity account or Create a new EduDentity account and then log in using EduDentity.

 

Log In using your D2L EduDentity account

​EduDentity is an account management service used by applications such as Brightspace Binder and Brightspace Assignment Grader to provide a secure and seamless login across products.

EduDentity requires an Internet connection during login in order to authenticate users. If you don't have an existing EduDentity account, you can create one from the login screen.

  1. On the log In screen, tap Sign in with EduDentity.
  2. Enter your EduDentity account credentials.
  3. Tap Sign in with EduDentity.
  4. On the EduDentity Linked Accounts page, tap Manage Linked Accounts.
  5. In the Link your account to your online courses dialog box, in the Enter Web Address field, paste the web address https://onq.queensu.ca
  6. Tap Add.
  7. Tap Go to Assignment Grader. Upon log in, assignment Dropbox folder information within the courses in onQ automatically synchronize with Assignment Grader.

 

Using Assignment Grader

Synchronizing your onQ account with Assignment Grader

When you first log in to Assignment Grader, Dropbox submission folder information in your onQ courses automatically synchronizes with the app. When you evaluate a Dropbox submission by applying feedback or assigning a grade using Assignment Grader, the grading status of the Dropbox submission is set to In Draft. Grades and feedback for Dropbox submissions with an In Draft status are periodically and automatically synchronized with onQ but are not released to students. You must explicitly release the evaluation information to students by tapping Publish All in the Dropbox submission list view or Publish in the individual submission view. When the grades and feedback you have applied are released to students, the grading status of the submissions changes to Published.

To refresh the Dropbox folder information in Assignment Grader, you can pull from top to bottom in any list view. Upon refresh, if there are any submissions with an In Draft grading status, the information does not get released to students in onQ; the app just receives any updates from onQ and In Draft grades and feedback are maintained within Assignment Grader.

Note: Automatic synchronization of In Draft feedback with onQ, and forced refresh to receive updates from onQ can only take place when the mobile device is connected to the Internet. If the device is not connected to the Internet, the changes are queued and stored within the application until a connection is made, and at that time an automatic synchronization or the receiving of updates can occur.

Sort Dropbox Folders

To change how your Dropbox folders display, in the Dropbox folders list view within a course, tap the Sort by icon and then do one of the following:

  • To view Dropbox folders by due date, select Due Date.
  • To view Dropbox folders by the number of ungraded assignments, select Not graded.
  • To view Dropbox folders by name, select Name.

Grade a Dropbox Submission

Before grading assignment submissions, ensure you synchronize Assignment Grader with the assignment Dropbox folders in your onQ course(s) to get the most up-to-date information. To do this, you can pull from top to bottom in any list view.

  1. Tap a course title.
     
  2. Inside the course, tap a Dropbox folder.
     
  3. Inside the folder, all of the students (or group) submissions display in a list. Each submission displays the date and time it was submitted and the amount of time it was late by, if applicable. To open a submission, tap it.
     
  4. To open the Evaluate panel on the right of the screen, tap it. Then do any of the following:
    • To set a final score for the submission, in the Total section, enter a score.
    • To use an associated rubric, in the Rubric section, tap the rubric. Select the appropriate performance level for each criterion. Set the number of points each criterion is worth, or set the Overall Score manually, by entering it in the corresponding field in the Score column. Add feedback to a specific rubric section by tapping +Feedback. If you want the score of the rubric to display in the Total section for the submission and generate text feedback from the feedback in the rubric, tap Save and Record. If you want to enter a total score and text feedback manually, tap Save.
    • To give written feedback, in the Overall Feedback section, enter your feedback. Format your feedback using the options in the text box.
    • To give audio feedback, tap the microphone icon. In the dialog window, tap the red circle. Speak your feedback. When you are done recording, tap the blue square. Tap Attach Feedback to include as Dropbox feedback.
    • To give video feedback, tap the video icon. In the recording view, tap the red circle. Present your feedback. To end the recording, tap the red circle again. Tap the check mark to include it as Dropbox feedback.
    • To annotate the file with feedback in context, long press the location on the submission where you want to annotate.
  5. To publish the grades and feedback to onQ, do any of the following:
    • To release just that submission's grade and feedback to the student in onQ, in the individual submission view, tap Publish and then OK in the confirmation dialog box.
    • To release all In Draft grades and feedback in a Dropbox folder to students in onQ, navigate to the Dropbox folders list view, tap Publish All, and then OK in the confirmation dialog box.

Annotate a Dropbox Submission

You can provide feedback directly in submitted assignments using annotation tools. 

  1. From the course assignment submission folders page, tap the Dropbox folder you want to evaluate. 
     
  2. Inside the Dropbox folder, tap a submission to open it.
     
  3. For text files, if you long press a location where there is no text, do any of the following:
    • Tap Note. Enter your text. Tap Save.
    • Tap Drawing. Draw with your finger. With the drawing selected, tap Style to change the properties of the pencil.
    • Tap Eraser to erase existing annotations.
  4. For text files, if you long press a location where there is text, do any of the following: Tap Copy to copy the text to your clipboard. 
    • Tap Highlight. With the annotated text selected, select any of the corresponding options to attach a note, change the style, copy to clipboard, change the type of annotation or delete.
    • Tap Strikeout. With the annotated text selected, select any of the corresponding options to attach a note, change the style, copy to clipboard, change the type of annotation or delete.
    • Tap Underline. With the annotated text selected, select any of the corresponding options to attach a note, change the style, copy to clipboard, change the type of annotation or delete.

In image documents, the only annotation actions available are Note, Drawing, and Eraser.

Update or Retract Published Grades and Feedback

After you release grades and feedback to students, you can change the information by doing any of the following:

  • In a submission view with a grading status of Published, tap Retract to remove the grade and feedback from the learner's view inonQ. The status changes to In Draft and the grade and feedback are maintained for the submission but are only visible to you.
  • In a submission view with a grading status of Published, modify the grade or feedback and the status in the submission list view changes to Published to indicate that there are changes that have not yet been released to students. Release the changes to the student by opening the submission and tapping Update
  • In a submission folder with multiple submissions with a status of Published, tap Publish All to release all of the updates in that folder to students in onQ.