There are several commenting tools within the document viewer to help you mark student papers quickly and easily. On-paper grading consists of bubble comments, in-line comments, striking through text, and QuickMark comments, allowing you to provide your students with quality feedback, specific to the different areas within their paper. On-paper feedback also includes highlighting, allowing you to focus on specific words and sentences.
1a. To begin marking a paper, tap anywhere on your student's paper to reveal the in-context marking menu.
1b. If you would like to mark a specific piece of text from the paper, press the relevant line of text to reveal an alternative in-context marking menu.
QuickMarks allow you to create a library of feedback that might be applicable on multiple occasions, to multiple students, across multiple classes and assignments.
1. Tap the QuickMark icon from the in-context marking menu.
2. A pop-up will appear with the QuickMarks that are Commonly Used. If none of these QuickMarks apply to you, tap the menu icon in the top left-hand corner of the pop-up, opening the QuickMark library.
3. Tap the relevant QuickMark set from the QuickMark library.
4. Tap the most relevant QuickMark within the QuickMark set.
5. The QuickMark will now appear within the paper.
6. Each QuickMark will give your student a detailed definition of the mark. You can see this definition by tapping on the QuickMark from the Document Viewer.
1. If none of the QuickMarks within the library are applicable, you can add further details to your QuickMark to provide more personalized feedback. Tap the QuickMark from the Document Viewer.
2. Tapping the "Add comment" bubble icon in the top left-hand corner of the pop-up to add a comment to the QuickMark
3. Type your comment in the comment box and click Back to save.
4. The + within the speech bubble in the top left-hand corner of the pop-up will now have disappeared; this indicates that your comment has saved successfully.
To associate a criterion with your QuickMark, tap the criterion icon at the bottom of the pop-up, which, by default, will appear as "None".
5. Select the criterion that you would like to associate with the QuickMark.
6. The chosen criterion will now replace where the default "None" appeared previously. Tap anywhere outside of the pop-up to exit and save.
7. The QuickMark will now appear with a criterion icon inside of a speech bubble; this will indicate that you have left a comment and associated a criterion with your QuickMark
8. You can delete a QuickMark by tapping the QuickMark and tapping the delete icon in the top right-hand corner of the QuickMark pop-up.
1. To add a comment to the paper or to a specific piece of text in the paper, tap the bubble comment icon from the in-context marking menu.
2. A pop-up box will appear will allow you to type your comment into the text box.
1. Tap the criterion icon at the bottom of the pop-up, which by default, will appear as "None".
2. Select the criterion that you would like to associate with the comment
3. The chosen criterion will now replace where the default "None" appeared previously
4. Tap anywhere outside of the pop-up to save and exit. Your bubble comment will now appear as a criterion icon inside a speech bubble.
5. You can delete a bubble comment by tapping the comment, then tapping the delete icon in the top right-hand corner of the pop-up
1. To convert your bubble comment into a QuickMark, in order to use the same comment in the future, tap the "convert to QuickMark" icon in the top left-hand corner of the comment bubble's pop-up.
2. Enter the QuickMark title and tap Commonly Used if you would like to apply this QuickMark to a specific QuickMark set.
3. Tap Back to finish customizing your QuickMark.
4. Check your QuickMark details and click Save in the top right-hand corner of the pop-up.
5. Your converted QuickMark will now appear in the Document Viewer alongside a criterion icon.
1. An in-line comment allows you to add a comment between lines of text within the paper, creating a deeper marking experience. Tap the T icon from the in-context marking menu
2. An in-line comment box will appear. You can immediately begin typing your comment
3. Tap anywhere in the Document Viewer to save your comment
4. You can delete an in-line comment by tapping the comment, then tapping the delete icon that appears above it
5. Tap Delete to completely remove the in-line comment, or Cancel to abort the deletion
To move on-paper feedback from one place to another within the Document Viewer, simply press and hold the comment, then drag it to your chosen location.
1. To advise a student that a piece of their writing should be discounted from their paper, tap and hold the text to select the line in which you wish to strike through. The in-context marking menu will appear.
2. Drag either of the blue bookends to the left or right to narrow your text selection
3. Tap the strikethrough icon from the in-context marking menu
4. A red line will now strike through your chosen piece of text
5. To delete strike, tap the selection, then tap the trash can icon
6. Tap Delete to remove the strike or Cancel to abort the deletion