Help and Support (Staff)

This is one of many help and support pages that are available about the University of Nottingham's Moodle online learning environment. If you have any questions or queries concerning Moodle then contact information is at the bottom of every page.

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Moodle Help & Support (Staff)

This refers to Moodle 3.11 from August 2022 onwards

Accessing submissions

  1. Navigate to the relevant module and click on the 'Moodle Assignment'.
  2. Select 'View all submissions' under the Grading Summary tab.

Finding the 'View all submissions' button in an assignment

3. The next page is the student submission information table. Select all students who have submitted for grading. It may be quicker to click 'Select All' and untick those who have not submitted.

4. Scroll to the bottom and from the "With selected…" dropdown menu select 'Lock submissions' and then press 'Go'

Lock all submission in dropdown

5. A pop-up message will appear asking if you want to lock all selected submissions. Press 'OK'.

Lock submissions pop up window

The submissions will now be locked. This is very important because it bans students from resubmitting any more versions of their assignment.

6. Once that is done press the 'Grade' button of a student you wish to mark. 

Click grade button for an individual student

7. On the student's submission information page, click on the assignment attachment so you can download and read it or, if it is a media submission, you can play it from this screen by clicking the play button.

Student assignment attachment on page

8. When you are ready to mark, navigate to "Grade out of 100" and input your score.

9. If you have enabled "Feedback comments" you will be able to type your feedback directly into the textbox provided.

10. If you have enabled "Feedback Files", you will be able to upload a feedback sheet (that you have already prepared offline) by drag-dropping it into the available upload box.

11. If you are happy that you have completed your marking, click Save changes

N.B. You can use the 'Reset' button to start again as it will remove all scores/feedback comments and attached feedback files.

12. Use the "Change User" box at the top-right of the screen to move on to the next students. You can do this by using the 'Blue navigation triangles' OR by typing the beginning of the student's name.

Alternatively, you can click on the 'Black triangle' (downward facing) and select a student from the drop-down menu.

Navigating to a different user


  1. If you need to access the Moodle assignment settings then you can do so by clicking on Edit option on the 'Cogwheel icon' located in the top-right corner of the assignment activity.

2. Scroll down to Feedback Types if you wish to add or remove the feedback settings described above.

Feedback types page

Releasing student marks

  1. Begin by accessing the student submission information table: Moodle Assignment > Grading Summary > View All Submissions

  2. From there, scroll down to the Options and set Assignments per page to All. This gives you the power to release as many of the marks as you wish, instead of a predesignated number.

View all assignments button

3. 'Select All' of the students if you wish to release all of the marks together, or use the checkboxes to make a selection.

Select all students

4. Scroll down to "With selected..." and opt for 'Set marking workflow state' from the dropdown menu and select 'Go'.

Selecting 'Set marking workflow state' from dropdown menu

5. Click 'OK' on the popup that follows.

Set marking workflow state pop up window

6. The next page will list all of the students that you have selected. To release the marks, set "Marking workflow state" to 'Released' and "Notify Students" to either 'Yes' or 'No'.

7. Click 'Save changes' to release the marks.

Releasing the marks

Video tutorials

Moodle Assignment: Online Marking using Feedback Comments

Moodle Assignment: Marking adding Individual Feedback Files

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