You are able to enter grading notes between the first markers and internal moderators. You can use the Instructor notes field for all submissions, Blackboard or Turnitin. To access the Instructor Notes area:
Control Panel > Grade Centre > Full Grade Centre > [assessment column] > [student cell] > View Grade Details > Grade Attempt > Instructor Notes
It is recommended that to request that a paper is moderated, you type something like this:
- ‘Moderate please – AG dd/mm/yy’ (where AG are the first markers initials).*
Once it has been moderated, the moderator should type something along these lines, above the first markers’ comments:
- ‘Agreed grade X, [moderator’s comments], RF dd/mm/yy’ (RF are the moderator’s initials).^
To flag the paper for External Moderation type:
- ‘EE sample’ at the top of the Grading Notes field (do not remove any other comments from the box, please just move them down).ⱡ
* This is only necessary if you need to flag papers to be moderated. Otherwise ask the moderator to choose their own sample.
^ This is always required on papers that have been internally moderated.
ⱡ This is also only necessary if you need to flag papers for external moderation. Otherwise ask the external moderator to choose their own sample.
To get an overview of the papers that have been flagged to be internally moderated you can download a report from the Grade Centre.
Downloading the report
In the Full Grade Centre view hover the Work Offline button at the top right and click Download
(Control Panel > Grade Centre > Full Grade Centre > Work Offline > Download)
On the Download Grades screen select the Selected Column option and choose the column for the assessment you are downloading the grades for. Tick the option to Include Comments for this Column.
- Leave the options in Section 2. Options as they are (Tab : No).
- In Section 3. Save Location we recommend that you save the file onto your local machine/network drive. So, choose My Computer.
- Click Submit
- You will be taken to the Download Grades screen. Click the DOWNLOAD button.
Depending on the Internet browser you are you using, you will be presented with different options. We recommend that you use Firefox. Save the file (.xls) – DO NOT change the filename – to your local machine/network drive.
Open the file in Excel. Use the entries in the Grading Notes column to identify papers that need second marking.