Speedgrader is an innovative feature inside of the Canvas learning management system 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.
- [Voiceover] In this video, I wanna introduce you to a grading tool inside of Canvas that will save you a ton of time, and it's called SpeedGrader. In order to access it, I'm going to go to my auizzes. Now under quizzes I have Genetics Quiz 1 and Quiz 2. I'm going to click on Genetics Quiz 2, and from here I'm going to click on the right-hand side on SpeedGrader. Now this is going to allow me to grade this quiz. If I click on SpeedGrader, it brings up the quiz from Madisyn Roope. If I click on the drop-down menu, notice that I can select any student and grade theirs; however, only the ones that are in bold are ones that have turned it in.
So the ones that still remain in gray have not yet turned in their assignment. So in this case I'm looking at Madisyn's quiz. Now if I scroll down to questions two and three, they were a multiple choice and true-false question. Canvas is able to grade these. So, for question two Madisyn had the answer correct. For number three, she also had the question correct. For this reason she received the point for both of those, and as you can see on the right-hand side that her grade is currently two out of seven. Now if I scroll up, the reason she has a two out of seven is because the first question is one that Canvas cannot grade on its own.
It's one that as the teacher we need to grade, but we can, because what SpeedGrader allows us to do is to grade right inside of the Canvas interface, as well as, to leave comments, attach files, and do other things. So here if I read this answer and decide that it's worth five points, I can type in five. I can add comments. When I'm done I can go to the bottom and click update scores, and you'll notice that for the assessment the grade is now seven out of seven.
So, that easily we can grade quizzes and other assignments right inside of here. Now, I'm going to back up out of this section, shall close out this window. And now I wanna go to Assignments. Now, for assignments, under Reflections, I wanna click on the Biome Reflection Paper. Now for the Biome Reflection Paper, again on the right-hand side, I can click on SpeedGrader, and it brings me to Madisyn's paper again. Now on here I started to make some marks, and one thing with it is that you can open up their paper right inside of the Canvas grading system.
I don't have to go and download all of them. I can if I want. I could go over here and download the file, but in this case I can leave comments, I can highlight, I can leave text, strikeout certain parts, and do much more right inside of the document. Then I can share that back with the student, and the student can see the feedback that I give. Now, for instance, up at the top if I want to leave a comment it gives me this pointer. I could point right here, and then leave a comment, and it'll be next to my name.
So I could say that, "In this section," and I'll just stop for this sample. Next I could draw; I could highlight. If I click on highlight, I'm able to highlight a certain area. I might want to do this around an area where I left a comment. I can change those highlight colors if I would like to by clicking on this area after I select that new color. Now another thing we can do is to add text. So we can add text anywhere we want on the paper. "Great job, make sure to proofread your papers." Over here on the right-hand side, I can see that this paper is worth 20 points, and let's say that after reading it and following the rubric we've decided that we are going to assign it 17 points.
Now if we had attached a rubric to this paper, that rubric would also appear in this area, and we'd be able to easily click within it in the cells that represent the points that the student would get for each individual standard. Now, here we can see assignment comments. We can add comments and then submit them, and then send this back to the student. So, as you can see, SpeedGrader can save you a lot of time by allowing you to open up these assignments and quizzes right inside of the Canvas platform, grade them, and leave feedback.
- Setting up a teacher account and profile
- Creating the course and syllabus
- Adding a grading scheme
- Creating student groups
- Using group discussions
- Creating assignments and quizzes
- Building test question banks
- Exploring the grading tools (including SpeedGrader)
- Working with modules
- Publishing a course