Grading an examination
There are two options summarised in our creating the examination guidance for Planners. Each option has a different workflow for marking your exam. Staff are encouraged, where possible, to use option 2 where questions and grading are all done within Inspera.
Option 1 - Marking offline
This video shows you how to download all submissions (in a merged or separate PDF files), and how to access the zipped files for marking offline.
Graders should then complete marking in accordance with Faculty / School arrangements for offline marking. Once marking is completed, marks can be uploaded directly to SAMIS via spreadsheets provided by local Administrators.
Some users may find it helpful to be able to print scripts for offline marking - if you would like to print submissions, please see the note at the top of this guidance page in the Inspera Help Centre.
Option 2 - Marking completed in Inspera by Graders
You can review the video guide which shows you how to navigate the marking workspace in Inspera.
For manually marked questions (Essay, Text area, Upload assignment, Programming, Math(s) working) you can move between candidates or navigate between questions to enter your marks. It is possible to record your marking comments as notes. Private notes are visible only to you (though keep in mind that any marking comments or notes you enter in Inspera should be suitable for reading by students in the case of requests to receive exam feedback or appeals processes)
For auto-marked questions (Multiple Choice Essay, Multiple Response, Text Entry, Numeric Entry, Inline Choice, True / False, Matching / Pairing, Composite) you can review the answers. It is possible to override calculated marks should you need to.
The video below shows how to mark manually in Inspera (e.g. Essay questions).
In addition to adding marks, Graders can also add Annotations and Page Notes to scripts and student answers which may be useful for sharing with moderators, or to refer back to should students request feedback on their results after an exam. Please note that these Annotations and Page Notes can be kept private to the Grader only, or shared with co-graders (e.g. internal/external moderators) as desired. The video below details how to add Annotations and Page Notes to student answers: