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The text below describes feedback using an audio files but can equally well be used to give feedback via any other type of file, including Word, PDF or a scanned version of an annotated script.

Moodle Help & Support 


How to give audio or other feedback privately to students 

You can give feedback with the Moodle Assignment tool. Students do not have to submit anything to receive feedback or files back.

  1. In your Moodle module, Turn editing on (top-right pencil icon)and click + Add an Activity or Resource > Assignment > Add.

  2. Create the assignment as usual, with name, description etc.
  3. If you are giving feedback, but you do not require students to submit anything, make that clear in the description i.e. "You don’t have to submit anything but look here for feedback"
  4. Remember to configure your Feedback Types to allow Feedback Files, should you wish to. This option is not activated by default.

  5. View the assignment as a teacher and click View all submissions > Grade

  6. Click the blue button in the Grade column for the student of choice. 

  7. On the student's Grading page, you can use Feedback comments to provide a written statement.
  8. You can also use Feedback files to upload a prepared document or media file.
  9. Scroll up to Marking workflow state and select Marking completed, then scroll back down and click Save Changes or Save and Show Next to move on to the next student.

    N.B. Selecting Marking completed on the feedback page for each student does NOT release the feedback to students. To release your feedback in bulk, follow these steps:

  10. Click into the assignment and select View all submissions.

  11. Select all students with the Select checkbox, scroll down to With select... and choose Set marking workflow state > Go > OK.

  12. On the next page, scroll down to Marking workflow state and select Released > Save changes.