The latest versions of Moodle have some excellent feedback management features that are designed to streamline the administration associated with providing quality feedback to large cohorts of students. These features enable Moodle teachers to perform actions in bulk, rather than individually and also support off-line marking – allowing marking to take place regardless of whether an internet connection is available or not.
The grading worksheet is simply a spreadsheet which can be updated with student grades / feedback, before being uploaded back into Moodle (where the students would then see their results as normal on their individual grading pages).
If this option is not immediately visible, you will need to turn it on via the Assignment settings
Once the grading worksheet has been updated as necessary, simply re-upload it to Moodle to transfer the changes into the gradebook:
As well as grading and adding feedback comments, it’s common for staff to also make feedback files available to their students. These files are usually annotated versions of the students original submission, enabling staff to comment ‘in-line’ – adding valuable context to the feedback provided.
Where submissions have been downloaded (see above) and annotated with appropriate feedback, the resulting feedback files can now be uploaded back into Moodle in a single step.
It is important that you do not rename the first part of the original student files – this uniquely identifies the student submission and enables the response file to be associated with the original file upon upload.