Grade Group Assignments

This guide pertains to Ultra Course View.

If your course is in Original Course View, see the Original Course View tutorial collection.


Grading Group Assignments

After groups submit their assignments, you can access their work from the Gradebook.  Assign the same grade to the whole group or grade each team member's contribution separately if everyone didn't contribute equally. You can't change grade settings or group membership after you've started grading.

You can't enable parallel or anonymous grading on group assignments.

From the Submissions page, select a group name to start grading.


On the left, the Gradebook is open with the "Gradable items" tab selected and a particular group assignment selected and highlighted. On the right, the Submissions page is open with the group submissions list displayed.

From a group's submission, you can navigate to other groups with the previous and next arrows. To view the group members, select the down-pointing arrow next to the feedback icon to access the list. You can also see which member submitted on behalf of the group.

An example group submission is open with 1) the previous and next navigation arrows highlighted, 2) the down-pointing arrow next to the feedback icon highlighted, and 3) the group members list displayed.

Select the feedback icon to open the feedback panel on the right side of the screen. You can scroll through the assignment and provide a grade. Add overall feedback for the group in the Group tab. Select the Individual tab and add feedback for each student within the group. You can navigate between students with the previous and next arrows.

An example group submission is open with 1) the feedback icon selected and highlighted, 2) the "Group" and "Individual" feedback tabs displayed, and 3) the previous and next arrows highlighted.

You can also embed an audio/video recording of your feedback in the editor as you grade group submissions.

View and Edit Feedback

Expand the member list to view feedback for individual members. Open the menu and select Edit Feedback to delete or make changes to feedback for the group or individual members. If you make changes after you post grades, students aren't notified about the updated or deleted feedback.

Student View

In the Activity Stream on the Bb homepage, students are notified when the group grade is posted. If you provided group feedback, it appears with the grade. Students can select the group assignment title to open their Course Grades page to access all their grades.

The activity stream of the Student's view is open with the "View my grade" button clicked and an example grade highlighted.

Students can access their group and individual feedback if provided.

An example group submission from the Student's view is open with the "Group" and "Individual" feedback tabs displayed.

Assign a Different Grade to Group Members

By default, a grade for a group assignment is the same for all group members. However, you can change individual group members' grades if you feel their contributions earned grades different from the group.

On the Submissions page, you can assign a grade for the whole group. Type a value in the Grade column. The grade is labeled as Override because you didn't assign the grade from the actual submission.

To assign a different grade to an individual member, expand the group list and type a value in that member's Grade column. The overall group's grade is shown as In Progress. The Post option doesn't appear because some students don't have grades for the assignment.

After you assign a grade to the overall group, you can edit a group member's individual grade. Expand the list of group members and change an individual grade as needed. The overall group's grade appears as Multiple. The individual member's grade is labeled as Override.

An example group assignment grade page is open with the overall's group grade (shown as "Multiple") and an individual member's grade (labeled as "Override") highlighted.

You can also assign different grades in the Gradebook Grid View. Select a group member's cell and all other group members are highlighted in the grid. Edit a group member's grade as needed. You have the option to apply this edited grade to everyone in the group.

The Gradebook grid view is open with 1) an example of how to give a grade displayed and 2) the "Assign this grade to everyone in the selected group?" confirmation message on screen.


Can I Move Group Members After I've Graded Some Work?

You can move students between groups and add new students added to your course. New members can access the work the group has saved up to that point. New group members can also submit work on behalf of the group.

When you move students who have grades to different groups, their grades move with them, but their work doesn’t. These new group members keep their existing grades. Their grades won’t apply to the rest of the group. However, if you haven't graded the group work, the new members' grades will update.

The group members list is open. A newly added member in the group is shown, this member maintains the previously given grade while the other members have no grades assigned.

If a group has received a grade and you move students to this group, you must manually assign grades to them.

The group members list is open. A newly added member in the group is shown, this member does not have an assigned grade, while the other members keep their previously assigned grades.

Group Assessment Exceptions

For a specific group assessment, you can give an individual group an exception for extended access, even if the group assessment is hidden from other groups. The exception overrides the conditional availability settings applied to everyone else for only that specific assessment. Because multiple attempts aren't allowed for group assessments at this time, you can't change the attempts allowed.

From a group assessment's Submissions page, you can add exceptions for groups individually. You can also add exceptions from a group's individual submission page.

A group assessment's Submission page is open with 1) the three dots menu clicked and highlighted, 2) the Edit Submission Settings opened, and 3) the "Attempts allowed" option selected.

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