When assigning a Quick Write, you will choose a grading option. This selection determines what the grading experience will be once students submit their writing. You’ll also be able to “unsubmit” or
How are Quick Writes graded when I choose…?
Automatically based on word count
After a student submits their writing, they'll receive an automatic grade, based solely on word count. Teachers can edit this grade.
This grade is based on the number of the words students write relative to the minimum word length specified when creating the assignment. If students choose to write less than the minimum length, they will get credit proportional to the length of the writing that they did produce.
For example, if a student writes 75 out of the 150 words, they will receive a 50% on the assignment and 50% of the points for that assignment. If a minimum word count was not set, all students will receive 100% when they submit their writing.
How do I override this grade?
- Click the pencil icon next to the student’s score and type in a new grade
- Save your changes
I will assign a 0-100% grade
After a student submits their writing, you’ll be able to enter a grade between 0-100%. You can also leave the assignment ungraded if the only feedback you want to provide is through comments.
- Click“Edit grade and comments” below the grade to fill in a new grade
- Save your changes
I will grade on a rubric
After a student submits their writing, you’ll be able to grade on the rubric you set up when creating the assignment. You can also leave the assignment ungraded if the only feedback you want to provide is through comments.
How do I edit the rubric?
If you haven’t graded yet, you can edit your rubric. Click the edit icon (pencil) on the assignment in the My Assignments page to edit the assignment and your rubric. You can also click the edit button (pencil icon) above your rubric on the grading page.
Note: A Quick Write’s rubric applies to all classes to which it has been assigned. Once you’ve graded the assignment in one class, you’ll no longer be able to edit the rubric in any class that’s been assigned this Quick Write.
How do I edit a grade?
- Click “Edit grade and comments” and update your selections
- Save your changes
Post Grade or Return for Revision?
Once you’ve given qualitative or quantitative feedback, you can choose to either:
- Post grade and comments, which essentially“closes” the assignment for the student. Students will not be able continue working on their Quick Write. Grades will be visible to students via their Results page and reflected in your gradebook and student data.
- Send back for revisions, which“unsubmits” the draft and reopens the assignment for the student. Students will see any grades and/or comments provided, and will be able to revise their writing.
Note: When you request a revision, the student will see your feedback until they resubmit. Once they resubmit, the draft you returned, its grade, and its comments will no longer be available; you'll only see the new draft. We are working on adding the ability to view past drafts!
Can I change my mind?
- If you’ve posted a grade for a student’s writing and change your mind, you can reopen the student’s assignment by clicking the “Edit grade/request revisions” button. From there, you can instead select the “Send back for revisions” option before clicking “Return to student.”
- However, you will not be able to reverse your decision to reopen a student’s assignment. If you choose to send a student’s draft back for revision and change your mind, you will have to ask the student directly to submit their writing again to post a grade.
Tell me more about how to return a student’s Quick Write
- Only teachers can request a Quick Write revision. Students cannot withdraw their own Quick Write submission.
- You do not need to give any feedback to return a draft to a student. If a student accidentally submits a draft, you can simply choose “Send back for revisions” and “Return to student” without filling out any grades or comments.
- Students revising a Quick Write that has been returned to them are subject to the original due date and late submission policy. If your Quick Write assignment does not accept late work, students will be locked out of their assignment when the due date passes. Otherwise, students can edit/revise their writing until they submit their drafts.