Community of Practice: Managing the Grading Caseload - Shared screen with speaker view
I miss blue books
Hmm. I've always felt that blue books were the work of the devil. :-)
I burn bluebooks
Love the timer idea, Jan
I use the same chunk grading mentality. "Get five done by X." "Get seven done before dinner." Helps me immensely.
yes. reasonable chunks!!
We shouldn’t use “good job” because it’s too vague?
Ditto to Thatcher's question.
Perhaps, but I still find myself using it often.
“Good job with the thesis because you really did…."
Same as "good question"
Remind… or alert for the first time — thanks, Brit!
Best advice I preach (but that I need to more consistently practice) - put the phone in another room. And for the computer, I have used the Freedom app to keep me on target.
i think good job with explanation is ok same
I do a lot of “good!” In my comments on essays, but I also add more extensive explanations in my feedback. It is a combo of short comments and longer, more extensive explanations
yes, same here
i take my reasonable stack and move the other stack so i don't continue to focus on what i still have to do
i focus on what is in front of me
Thanks, Tim, for the idea of a Feedback Key
Star, that’s how I manage dishes
GREAT idea, Star
Really appreciate Feedback Key.
When I taught in the classroom, I'd do the same as what Tim is discussing with his crib sheet of comments. But I'd write them on the board and have the students take notes because I'd turn each one into a mini-grammar lesson.
"CS means comma splice. Here's what a comma splice is …"
that’s a good idea, Tucker!
Students often feel that "Good" means an "A" then they get mad when it isn't an "A." The specific thing they did well seems to avoid that potential bit of quicksand.
That could even be a video that you pre-record and re-use
Thank you, Brit! I have been calculating percentages and converting to points.
Is the feedback key available for reference somewhere?
Online, I'm going to do what Tim has done, but I'll maybe add links to websites that teach these grammar ideas. The video walk-through is a good idea too, Kelly.
Great trick, Brit.
nice idea, brit
Turnin's ETS button links to an online handbook. I've been trying to do a "Writer's Workshop" on final draft due dates answering questions based on what Turnitin marks. However, attendance at those zoom sessions has been low overall.
did not know what. where is the ETS button?
In Turnitin? I think it’s the purple button, right?
Once someone turns in a draft to Turnitin, on the similarity report, it is beneath the red section that shows potential plagiarism "matches". They can select and deselect what they want to look at in terms of grammar. It's not perfect, but it's a good starting point for editing work.
How do we view the balance between the technical aspects of paper versus the content validity?
I like your approach, Tim. I'll mark those minor issues so that they can learn for next time, but I do not ding them about them.
I've been using Turnitin's Quickmarks, but I've customized them for my classes based on what we talk about in class. Really handy, and I have specific "good" items: "good use of support, good intro tag, good citation, good topic sentence
And shutting down video can help the audio streaming quality.
@ Tim - That's an incredibly helpful strategy re: due dates
Right, note to self, don’t make everything due Sunday night!
My most recent adjustment for low stakes assignments: Complete / Incomplete grades only
@Jan - YES
Right! Haven't quite figured out how to do that without student revolt, but important to figure out.
Yes! Making a master grading calendar for yourself is a great idea! Best idea when possible to do it before the term starts so you can tinker with the calendar for different classes where it will matter
@ Tim - what's reading?
@Carolyn - I included credit. So full, half, none
i print out the calendar from canvas so i can see what is due when. i need to pace myself and not allow things to pile up
How long of a turn around time do you give yourselves to grade final draft essays?
Yes, the Canvas calendar is pretty good
Tim, that’s a huge load of grading and prepping. And a lot of other stuff on your plate.
Like Tim said, I've allowed late work and actually removed closing dates because so many of my students have had a lot of difficulty with this transition. Only 40% of my students are involved in any way, but I am beginning to get more emails from MIAs who are reporting their difficulties and asking for help making a plan to catch up.
since i cannot use my giant calendar in my office. :(
@Janelle I aim for 2 weeks as a goal
In normal life, I would give myself up to a week, but that's not always realistic right now.
2 weeks is reasonable
@Janelle — I’m like Alex — go for 2 weeks
thank you for that Tim. realistic is the key
I do that too.
I advise them to do one missing/incomplete time per day
I require myself to get essays back before the rough draft of the next essay is due. I usually get them back sooner than that, but that's my outer limit
Students seem to appreciate my honesty about how this is impacting me.
@janelle - as long as I've given students to write the essays (2 weeks to write; maybe 2 weeks to get back)
I do the same as Tucker
That's what I figured. Haha. That sounds reasonable. :)
They get the final draft back by the time the next one's due. I have a policy, however, for the essays I don't do in-person grading with, that students can meet me in drop-in hours to get it graded at my next drop-in Hour. So the ones who are chomping at the bit get theirs back if they really want it pronto.
Oh I love that!
@Dan that’s a good idea too! I’m going to try for our current unit
Way easier for me to grade one student's essay in a 1-1 meeting than 30 students on my own time. It helps ease anxiety for those who are dying to know, but also allow me to pace myself otherwise.
@Dan Great idea.
@Cindy, I do the to do list...it works well for me.
I didn’t realize there was any other way to get to the assignments other than the to do list for a while. LOVE the to do list.
Like Cindy is saying, I love the Dashboard aspect of Canvas. It helps me too
I also like that Canvas has pronto on the very bottom of our Canvas homepage because students will drop a quick question there, so the whole class can see it. before i can even answer, students answer each other
Has anyone used voice comments in SpeedGrader?
@Brit - I tried, but it was a bit clunky
@Adrien, great idea! I've been using it to create virtual tours of the week's work, but hadn't thought of that
@brit Yes, but only for short assignments.
@Brit - I have, and students liked it
Thanks! I'll have to try. :)
Very helpful for rough drafts, IMHO
DJ HAWKINS RULESSSSSS
Thank you for that Lowery. I am going to look into that.
You have to set up the rubric in Canvas before setting up Turnitin.
@cindy - Yes!! I realized that the hard way a few times
So great to see you too, Anderson!
It is really so encouraging to just be on a conference with people of my field. Thankyou all.
@ Anderson — I agree; it’s great to see everyone!
I agree, Anderson. So happy to see you and to hear your thoughts!
I have not seen my veteran friend John in some time.
Thank you all for sharing.
Thanks, Jan and the team!
eat more snacks!!!
@ Star - YES!
Thanks for sharing everyone
I agree with Tammy, but options are great
There is a link in the Canvas Menu that you can put on your page
For 365, they do have to save it as a .docx
The borrowed laptops from the school do not allow them to save files to the laptop.
I use Turnitin as an external tool on Canvas, and I know several students have had a problem uploading the file if they try to upload using GoogleDocs.
One thing I have found as beneficial from Google Docs is the ability to share the document and edit/suggest revision in real time. For distance workshop, that could be useful.
How do you add turnout in to Canvas?
@Wendy it’s in the details of the assignment
i am with Tucker on that
You select External Tools
@wendy, you select external tool instead of online and the other options, and then scroll down
someone share screen
soeone should share their screen
don't show us your amazon shopping
And don't be that dude from Florida.
omg!!! yes please
I never had a password
I think it is already in the assignments. no additional app needed
Also, Vincent Alonzo in his drop in hours are really super duper helpful with those kind of quick questions
also explorer and chrome sometimes do not react the same to canvas with turnitin.
What’s a cog bar?
the gear wheel?
@Star so which search engine is not an issue? lol
@kelly that’s what I’m guessing
Kelly, yes the wheel