- Step 1A: select an assignment to grade from the Dashboard.
- Step 1B: select an assignment to grade from the Gradebook.
- Step 2: review the assignment.
- Step 3: grade the assignment.
- Step 4: confirm the grade.
- Step 5: review graded assignments.
Step 1A: select an assignment grade from the Dashboard.
Once a student submits an assignment, it appears under Assignments To Be Graded on the Dashboard page.
Mouse over an assignment and select Grade.
The Submission page appears.
Step 1B: select an assignment grade from the Gradebook.
To view your Gradebook select the Navigation Icon and choose Gradebook. Then use the Select a Class drop-down menu to choose the appropriate class.
A grid of students, assignments, and grades appear.
Optional: To narrow your results, select Options and choose a grading period from the Filter By Grading Period drop-down menu. Assignments will appear in the grading period that they are due. See Creating or using an existing Grading Calendar for more information.
Optional: Sort student list by their current grade, primary instrument, or last name. Use the arrows above each column to adjust how the student list is sorted.
Optional: Allow for color blind accessibility in the Gradebook Grid. Select Options and Enable Color Blind Mode by selecting On.
Use the Gradebook legend in the left corner to find Submitted. Select any blue tile to view a student's submitted assignment.
Step 2: review the assignment.
The Submission page appears. Details about the submitted assignment appear to the left of the music. SmartMusic assesses accuracy of both pitch and rhythm in the student's performance and automatically provides an Assessment Grade for you. In the music, green noteheads indicate that the correct pitch was played at the correct time. Red noteheads indicate incorrect timing or pitch. The vertical placement of a red notehead on the staff indicates the pitch that was played.
If your assignment has a repeat, select anywhere within the repeat to view the assessment. The icon appears. Select to display the assessment for the first repeat and to display the assessment for the second repeat. The selected icon turns yellow and the green and red notes change to reflect the selected repeat.
Use the controls above the music to speed up or slow down the tempo, zoom in or out, and change pages. Select to listen to your student's submission. If your student included comments when submitting their assignment, they appear under Submission Comments.
If you need to reassign this to your student, select the Reassign button. Select Grade to begin grading the assignment. See Reassigning a submitted assignment for more information.
Select See Instructions to view the Instructions that you included for your students.
The Your Instructions dialog box appears. Select Hide Instructions to return to the Submissions page.
Step 3: grade the assignment.
From the Submission page, select Grade.
The Grade, Rubric Details, and Grading Comments appear.
The Assessment Grade is automatically generated. To enter values for the remaining criteria, select Grade next to the criterion and enter the grade. Manually grade the assignment based on whether you selected Single or Multiple in the Create Your Rubric page.
If you are using criteria with multiple levels use the green bubbles to select a level from that criterion, or select the Grade button.
The Criterion Panel appears. Select the level you wish to assign for that criterion and then select Done to return to close the Criterion Panel.
To change the Assessment Grade or grade for another criterion, select the numerical value next to the criterion and enter the grade. The Overall Grade is automatically adjusted. Include any comments you would like to send to the student in the Grading Comments text box.
When you are finished grading the assignment, select Validate Grading.
Step 4: confirm the grade.
The status of the assignment changes from SUBMITTED to ACCEPTED.
If there are multiple students that have submitted the same assignment, select the Forward Arrow to grade the next student. Or, choose any student from the drop-down menu. Select Back to grid page to return to the class grid.
Step 5: review graded assignments.
Graded assignments appear on the Dashboard of a student's account under My Graded Assignments. The student can mouse over the assignment and select Review to review the grade and any comments from you.
If you have created a Grading Scale that matches a grade name (e.g. A-, S, etc.) to a point percentage, the student also sees the grade name for each individual graded assignment when reviewing it.
As an Educator, you can review graded assignments in the Gradebook. If you find that you need to make changes to the grade, select the tile that you would like to review and start the grading process again.