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Providing Feedback to Students

Providing Feedback Overview

There are many ways instructors can provide feedback to students, which can all be done from the Hub. Each method is numbered in the photo below to show where the type of feedback can be accessed from in the Hub:

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1. Leave simple text comments for the student to see.

2. Create a video or audio recording to send to students.

3. Add your feedback directly to student files for them to see.

4. Create or upload a file containing your feedback.

Leaving Comments as Feedback

There are two ways to leave comments as feedback on a student's submission:

Method 1 (using the Hub):

1. From your course home page, navigate to the assignment that you want to leave feedback on.

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2. Once you are inside of the assignment, open the Hub on the right hand side of your screen.

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3. In the Hub, find the student you would like to leave feedback for and click within the circle next to their name to leave a grade. When you click within this circle, the "text comment" tab will display:

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4. In the text box, write whatever feedback you would like to leave for the student. The feedback will automatically save, so you do not need to click save anywhere, but you do need to click the yellow arrow shown below to publish the grade and feedback.

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Method 2 (using the GradeGrid):

1. From your course home page, navigate to the GradeGrid.

Feedback_6.png2. In the GraedGrid, find the student and assignment you would like to leave feedback for and click the speech bubble icon in the grid:

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3. Clicking this speech bubble will bring up a text box where you can enter your feedback comment. Type in your feedback and then close the text box to automatically save your feedback. When you close the text box, a thumbs up icon displays to show your feedback has been saved.

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Leaving Video or Audio Feedback

Video and audio recordings can be left as feedback to a student through the Hub. For a detailed tutorial on how to use this feature, please refer to this article.

Adding Feedback to a Student's Uploaded File

Instructors can leave feedback directly on students' files as long as the file is a Word document or was created using BlueQuill's built in document creator. To do this:

1. Navigate to the assignment where a student submitted a file. You can tell when a file was submitted by a student by the blue paper icon that appears over an object:

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2. Inside of the assignment, navigate to the course Hub on the right hand side of your screen.

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3. In the Hub, find the student that uploaded a file by looking for the blue number icon next to a student's name. This number indicates how many files the student has uploaded for submission.

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4. Click this icon to open up the file submission menu. This will bring up a view similar to this:

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- NOTE: Student file submissions that were submitted late will appear red like the one above

5. From here, you can click on the paper icon next to the student's submission to open the document up in BlueQuill. Once the document opens, you are able to add any notes or overlays you want.

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6. Type your feedback into the document, then click "Save" to save the changes on your account. To send the file back to the student, click the "Share" button.

  •   Click this icon to open the document. 
  •  Click this icon to display the history of that document (submissions, shares, share backs, etc.) 
  •   Click this icon to share the document back to the student for feedback.

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7. After sharing the file back to the student, they will be able to see your feedback changes made on the file and still access their old file if needed.

Creating a New File to Upload

Instructors can create or upload files containing feedback and share them directly with the student through the Hub.

This method can also be used to upload files to students before they have submitted any files. For instance, if an Instructor would like to upload specific instructions to one student, this can be done before the student submits their assignment. To do this:

1. Navigate to the assignment where a student submitted a file or where you want to share a file. You can tell when a file was submitted by a student by the blue paper icon that appears over an object.

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2. Inside of the assignment, navigate to the course Hub on the right hand side of your screen.

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3. In the Hub, find the student that uploaded a file by looking for the blue number icon next to a student's name. This number indicates how many files the student has uploaded for submission.

  • If you are just sharing a file with the student before they submit a submission, simply click the white paper icon.

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4. Clicking on the icon will bring up a view similar to this:

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- NOTE: Student file submissions that were submitted late will appear red like the one above

5. Now you may click on the "faculty uploads" button to open the file submission section. In this menu, click "Add File" to open up the document menu.

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6. From this menu, you can either click "Create" to create a new document within BlueQuill or "Upload" to select a document from your computer.

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7. If you want to create a new document, clicking "Create" will open up the "Add File" menu where you can enter a TitleDescription, and Tags for your document. Once you are done filling in this information, click "Create Document" to open up the new document for editing.

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8. From this view, you can add/edit text, images, hyperlinks, and use the Overlay to draw on your document as well. When you are done creating your document, make sure you click "Save" and the document will automatically submit to the student.

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9. Notice that the uploads icon next to the student's name will change from blue to blue and purple to indicate that there are both Instructor and Student uploads present.

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    Rocky Dwyer

    Good Overview - having a notation in the course for the icons would be informative