Releasing grades & feedback

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Book: Releasing grades & feedback
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Date: Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 3:16 PM


The release of grades and feedback to students and Quercus, can only be done by the unit leader.  

There are two steps to releasing grades and feedback to students:

Full instructions on how to release grades and feedback can be found by clicking each chapter/sub-chapter in this book (See 'Table of contents' - right-hand side block). 

If you have any questions or queries, please contact or ext. 5100. 

Not found what you're looking for? 

Try the following links: 

bookEditing (summative) assignments
bookCreating (formative) assignments
bookAdding grades & feedback

Reveal student identities

If anonymous marking is enabled student identities must be revealed in order for students to see their grades. 

This action cannot be undone so be sure marking is complete before revealing student identities. 

1. Click the assignment link: 


2. Click View all submissions:

3. In the Gear menu (Cog icon) in the top right-hand corner, select Reveal student identities (the link will only be available if anonymous marking has been used).  

Gear menu reveal student identities 

4. Confirm that student identities are ready to be revealed by clicking the Continue button. 

See the next chapter about releasing the grades and feedback.

Release grades & feedback

The release of grades and feedback to students and Quercus (for summative Quercus assignments), can only be done by the unit leader.  

1. Check the 'filter' options underneath the 'Grading table' in the 'View and filter options' section; 'Assignments per page' is set to 'All' by default and the other filters should be set to 'No filter'.

2. Check that the student name filter has 'All' selected for 'First name' and 'Surname'.

3. Click the Select checkbox at the top of the table of students to select all students - the table rows for all students will highlight orange.

All grades will be sent to Quercus even if some students are not selected, so only release grades when all marking is complete as this process cam only be carried out once.
If this is not appropriate for your marking process, please contact for further advice.

4. Underneath the 'Grading table' click Go next to the 'With selected...' dropdown menu - use the default option of Set marking workflow state.

Set marking workflow state go button 

5. A pop-up window will ask if you want to set marking workflow state for all selected submissions. Click OK.

6. A confirmation page shows the selected user(s) (students). In the dropdown menu set the 'Marking workflow state' to Released.

7. Set the "Notify Students' to Yes (to send an email notification to students that feedback has been released) and then Save changes.

8. The 'Grading table' will show the 'Status' as 'Released'. 

9. Students will now be able to see their grade/feedback. If Turnitin is enabled the following icon will appear when the students have viewed their papers in Turnitin.