Speedgrader is an innovative feature inside of the Canvas LMS that allows you to open student assignments, grade them, and leave feedback while annotating and commenting on student work. Speedgrader is a great way to improve the quality and the speed of the feedback that you deliver to your students.
- [Instructor] In this video, I want to introduce you to a grading tool inside of Canvas that will save you a ton of time and make the grading process much more efficient. It's called SpeedGrader, and it allows you to access student assignments, grade them, and give feedback all online within the Canvas platform. Now in order to show you the SpeedGrader tool, I'm actually logged into another one of my Canvas accounts in which students have already accepted their invitations and submitted assignments. Now SpeedGrader can be found in a number of different places. First, I'm going to enter my biology 101 course, and from the course navigation bar, I'll click on grades. This brings me to the grade book. Now inside of here up at the top, I can see my different assignments. For instance, the first one is titled sample assignment. I'm going to go ahead and click on that, and when I do, it brings me to the assignment. Over on the right hand side, though, I have a tab for SpeedGrader and I'm going to go ahead and click on that. And this brings me to the SpeedGrader platform. Now let's take a look at the bar up at the top. First of all, we have the ability to return to the grade book at any time. We can also mute or unmute assignments and then adjust the settings. Over here a little further, it shows us how many of these assignments have already been graded and what the average score is. Over to the right, we can see the student, so this is Adrienne Alexander, but I can switch here to other students by clicking on the dropdown menu or I can navigate by clicking on the left and right bars. So I don't have to go find each student's assignment. I can view them right inside of SpeedGrader. Here, I'm going to navigate to a student that I already know has submitted it and that would be Madison, let's check out here. And inside of here, I can see her assignment. Now you'd be able to view this whether it's an online text entry or something that she uploaded. I can see her answer right inside here. I can go ahead after I'm done reading it and give a grade in the box over here and I already have given her a nine. I can leave comments here that will then be attached to the assignment, and down below, I can even attach a file, I can give a media comment, or use speech recognition to leave a comment. And when I'm done, I can hit submit. This grade will be entered into the grade book and the student will receive that feedback on the assignment. Now if I wanted to go to another assignment, I can just click to another student. I'll go back and I can see here that Jordan hasn't yet turned it in. If I go one more, however, there's Philip. He's turned it in and here is his assignment. Over here, I could adjust the grade if I wanted to. Let's say I gave him a seven. I can leave comments in here and when I'm done, click on submit. And just like that, I've now graded this one, so I can flip through each student and grade their assignments. Now let's take a look at another place that we can access SpeedGrader within Canvas. Now I'm back inside of my biology 101 course here, and I'm going to go to the tab for assignments. So this will show me all of the different assignments that I have, and if I scroll down, I have here my genetics video reflection. If I click on this, it brings me to that assignment page, and then just like the other one, on the far right, I have the option to go to SpeedGrader. If I go there, it again, will open up SpeedGrader and I can begin grading these assignments inside of here. Now if I navigate to one, let's say, for instance here, Madison's, we can see that this is actually an assignment that had a rubric attached to it. And when you use a rubric, you can easily grade with it inside of SpeedGrader. So if I click on view rubric, it will open this up and here I can navigate to the left and right, and if I wanted to give, say, for central idea and conclusion, a three to Madison, I can simply click on it. If this one was a five, I can click on that. If author's purpose was a five, I can click on that, and let's say the last one was a four, I'll click on that. When we're done, I can enter in any comments I want. I can save this rubric, and at the end, I can then submit her grade. Now if she has a grade, it will be entered into the grade book. She'll receive feedback on this assignment and when I'm done, I can navigate to another student and begin grading their work. So this is very convenient. Now another thing is that you also have the ability to grade assessments in there. So the genetics quiz, for example, if I open this up, I can navigate to SpeedGrader and this is a unique quiz because of the fact that there were a couple questions that were multiple choice, which SpeedGrader will grade by itself, but there was also an essay question. So if I click here on Philip's, you can see that this one was graded automatically by the Canvas platform, because it was true false, and Philip got it correct, he got five points. Down at the bottom is a multiple choice question. It was automatically graded by Canvas, but I still needed to grade this essay question. So in here, I did that, gave him a score of six, you can just type that in. Say I want to change it to a five, and then I left comments in here that were attached to this question. Again, it will total that up over here and when you're done, you can submit it. So as you can see, SpeedGrader can save you a lot of time by allowing you to open these assignments and quizzes right inside of the Canvas platform, grade them, and leave students feedback. Take advantage of this tool.
- Navigating the layout of Canvas
- Creating a teacher account
- Creating a new course
- Customizing your course settings
- Adding students and creating groups
- Creating assignments and quizzes
- Creating rubrics
- Enhancing the feedback process with SpeedGrader
- Leveraging course management tools