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Moodle Help & Support 


This refers to Moodle 3.6 from July 2019 onwards

N.B. This guide applies to both Word 2016 and Word for Office 365, as displayed on the Microsoft Surface. Differences are indicated in the text below.

1.  Using your Surface Pro tap on the Moodle assignment and then press View all submissions


2 Once the student information table has loaded click Grade by the student’s work you wish to mark.

3 This will open the marking page. The uploaded assignment will appear as a file extension within the Submission section. Tap it to extract the file into your Downloads folder.

4. You may find that the student has not identified their self in the file name. If so, it is advisable to navigate to the file and rename it, including the student's name and the assignment title.

You should now open either Word 2016 or Word 365 to annotate the assignment. The different versions are easily identifiable by their logo:


Word 2016

6.  Once Word has opened press the Review tab along the top. Then along the right-hand side tap the button Start Inking.

7  You will now be able to see the annotation options along the top of the screen.  Click Pens.
Below is a screen and an explanation of each item.

    1.       Pen button enables the stylus to write in freehand.
    2.      Highlighter button enables you to highlight text in the document.
    3.       Eraser button will allow you to delete any annotations made both freehand and highlighted.
    4.       Select Objects button allows the user to select an annotation or highlight and then move it around or change its dimensions.
    5.      A selection of pen types and highlighter types with different colours to choose from.
    6.       Allows you to select a different colour pen or highlighter.
    7.       Allows you to select the thickness of your pen.
    8.       Turns off the annotation option in Word. 

8.  Using the tools available use the stylus to annotate the document. 

9.   When you have completed marking on the document tap File and then Save As and then save the document. It is recommended that you add some text at the end of the document name to indicate it is feedback or marked. 

10.  Go back to the Moodle page of the student and with Feedback files tap the button with a paper icon located in the top-left. This will allow to attach your annotated Word document. Once you have successfully attached this it will appear as an icon. 

11.  Enter a grade within the Grade section (or use other appropriate grading tool such as rubric) and then press Save changes. 

Moodle Help & Support 


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