Provide grades and feedback with quick grading

Why use it?

Quick grading allows marks and feedback to be entered directly into the submissions table. This can be useful to make changes to marks, for example, after moderation or to apply late penalties etc.

Step 1: Add an Assignment

See for the settings.

Step 2: Students submit

Step 3: View the submissions table

Once the deadline for students to submit has passed, click on the assignment. This will bring up the Grading summary which will show the number of participants and submissions. Click on View all submissions to view the submissions table.


A screenshot showing the Moodle assignment activity grading summary. The screenshot displays the number of participants and submitted assignments


The marking/submissions table lists all students and their submissions. If ‘anonymous submissions’ is enabled, submissions are identified by a participant number unique to this assignment.

N.B. Those with a Manager role can view student identities even when blind marking is enabled.

The table has a variety of filters and columns - see more details on the .

Step 4: Enable quick grading

Scroll to the bottom of the page and tick quick grading

A screenshot showing the 'Quick grading' option selected within Moodle


Step 5: Enter marks and feedback

Marks and feedback can now be entered directly into the submissions table. Make sure you select the Save all quick grading changes button at the bottom of the table to save your entries.



Step 6: Release marks

Marking workflow state

Marking workflow is enabled by default. To release the marks using marking workflow see below

When you are ready to release marks to students, select the submissions for which you want to use marking workflow using the Select box to left of each submission – to select all submissions, click the Select all box under Select. Scroll to the bottom of the page and from the drop-down menu With selected… select Set marking workflow state and Go. You will be asked to confirm, click OK.

Select Released from the drop down options and then save changes. At this stage (and earlier stages) you can choose to Notify students by selecting Yes to generate an email.

Students will then be able to review their grades and feedback.

NOTE: If ‘anonymous submissions’ is in use with marking workflow, you will need to reveal student identities before the grades are released. To do this, select Reveal student identities in the Grading action drop-down menu at the top of the submissions table. If you cannot find this option, you will need to ask someone with Teacher (Editor) or higher access to do it.


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