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e-rater® Grammar Check Technology

The e-rater grammar feedback technology, developed by ETS®, automatically checks submissions to an assignment for grammar, usage, mechanics, style and spelling errors; providing in-depth feedback with on paper marks. To use e-rater® technology for an assignment it must be enabled during assignment creation.


Note: There is a 64,000 character limit for ETS e-rater checking. Papers in excess of this limit are not eligible to receive grammar checking.

When is e-rater® Feedback Released to Students?


e-rater® grammar and spellcheck comments are automatically available for students immediately after submission.


Instructors are able to view e-rater® feedback, but they are are not required to view a submission to allow students to access their feedback.


Note: It may take up to a minute for the e-rater feedback to load onto the paper.

e-rater® Feedback


The e-rater®  feedback appears on the paper as purple comments. Click on any mark to view the description of the e-rater feedback.


The e-rater® Side Panel


The e-rater side panel displays the five e-rater trait categories and the number of each type of mark found for the paper. To access the ETS side panel, click the purple ETS icon at the bottom of the product toolbar.



Hiding Feedback Categories


The e-rater®  sidebar displays each feedback category, a list of the traits for the category and the number of marks for each trait. The marks for a category can be hidden from the paper by un-checking the check box next to the category name.


Note: During assignment creation, you can select which categories are hidden by default for all papers submitted to the assignment.


Dismissing and Revealing Marks


e-rater® marks can be dismissed from the document viewer by clicking on the mark, then clicking Dismiss. 





If you opt to dismiss any e-rater marks from the paper, the top of the e-rater side panel will track the number of dismissed marks. You can restore all dismissed marks by clicking on the Reveal All button.


Adding a Comment to an e-rater® Mark


To add an additional comment to the e-rater mark click in the Add comment text box and start typing. Click anywhere outside of the text box to save the comment.


You can edit the comment in the same way you add a comment to the mark.


To delete the comment, return to the mark, click in the text box, highlight all text and press the delete or backspace button on your keyboard.


A speech bubble alongside the e-rater mark allows you and your students to identify whether or not a comment has been added to the mark.


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