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Assignment Grades

Assignments are not graded automatically. Your instructor needs to grade each assignment. You can review the information provided by your instructor in My Grades or on the assignment's Review Submission History page. To learn more about what information you can access, see My Grades.

Review a Graded Assignment Submission Inline

You can view your grade and any annotations your instructor made to your assignment submission directly from the assignment attempt without downloading the file.

If you do not see an inline viewer, your institution has not turned it on.

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Inline Viewing Supported Formats

Submitted files open within the grading screen. Supported document types that are viewable in the grading screen are Word (DOC, DOCX), PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX), Excel (XLS, XLSX), and PDF. Original formatting and embedded images are preserved.

The viewer is supported on current versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer. No plug-in or other application is necessary.

If you uploaded a file that is not in a format supported by the inline viewer, then you do not see the viewer.

Anonymous Grading

On the Review Submission History page or in My Grades, you see a graded anonymously icon if your assignment was graded anonymously.

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Anonymously graded columns are not included in calculations or actions while students' identifying information is hidden and awaiting grading. This prevents a grader from deducing your identity before all grades are assigned. Therefore, you will not see a grade posted until anonymity is disabled.

Additionally, multiple graders may be assigned to grade your assignments to eliminate bias. Your instructor determines if you can see feedback from all graders. In the content area, click the name of the assignment to view the available feedback on the Review Submission History page.