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Assignment Grades

Your instructor and institution control which tools are available.

Where are my assignment grades?

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Ultra" help about accessing grades.

You can review the grades and feedback on your My Grades page. You can also access the assignment's Review Submission History page and review the grade and feedback in context. Assignments aren't graded automatically. Your instructor must grade each assignment.

More on the My Grades page

Review Submission History page

To review your grade and feedback, select the same link in your course that you used to submit your assignment. The Review Submission History page appears. If you uploaded a file, it automatically opens in the browser.

Optionally, your instructor can type comments, highlight text, and draw on your document.

If your instructor used a rubric to grade your work, select the View Rubric icon to view details. Select the Download icon if you want an annotated copy of your document.

If your file doesn't open automatically in the browser, your institution hasn't turned on inline viewing.


Watch a video about checking assignment grades

This video explains how to check your assignment grade.

Video: Check assignment grades


Which file types open in the browser?

When inline viewing is on, you can open submitted files within the grading screen. Supported document types that are viewable in the grading screen include DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, and PDF. Original formatting and embedded images are preserved.

The inline viewer is supported on current versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer.

If you uploaded a file that isn't in a format supported by the inline viewer, then you won't see the viewer.


Anonymous grading

On the Review Submission History and My Grades pages, a Graded Anonymously icon appears if your assignment was graded without your name shown.

Your instructor may assign multiple graders to grade your assignments to eliminate bias. Your instructor determines if you can see feedback from all graders.


ULTRA: Where are my assignment grades?

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Original" help about accessing grades.

Assignments aren't graded automatically. Your instructor must grade each assignment and post the grade and feedback.

When you log in, the activity stream page appears. As your instructors post grades, you'll find them in your stream. Select View your grade to display your grade. If your instructor added feedback, you'll see it after the assignment title.

More on the activity stream

You can also access the assignment in your course to review your grade and feedback in context.

Your grades also appear on the global and course grades pages.

More on accessing grades


ULTRA: View my graded assignment in the browser

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Original" help about inline viewing.

Optionally, your instructor can type comments, highlight text, and draw on documents you uploaded to your assignment.

To review your grade and feedback, select the same link in your course that you used to submit your assignment. You can also review your assignment grade from one of your grades pages.

If the View File icon appears next to your file, select the icon to review your instructor's feedback inline. You don't need to download the file. Select the Download File icon if you want a copy.

If you don't see the View File icon, your institution hasn't turned on inline viewing.

More on the file types supported


ULTRA: Student view of rubric

Access your graded submission. If your instructor used a rubric to grade your submission, you can select the grade pill to open the rubric alongside the assignment. You can expand individual criterion to review the achievement levels. The awarded achievement levels are highlighted.


ULTRA: Multiple attempt grades

If your instructor allows you to submit an assignment more than once, your grade can be calculated in different ways:

  • Average of all attempts
  • First graded attempt
  • Last graded attempt
  • Highest graded attempt
  • Lowest graded attempt

On the Assignment Details page, select your grade to see how it's been calculated. The panel displays your score for each of the attempts as well as the final grade that's been recorded in the course gradebook. A message appears if your instructor overrode the final grade for the assignment.

Select an attempt to view more details, including which questions you got right or wrong. You can also view feedback for each submission on this panel.