How do I grade Group Tasks?

A group task is an activity like any other item type in the course, except:

  • Only one student from each team needs to submit the work for the team
  • Once one student submits the work, the rest of the students see that item as "complete" in their gradebook.
  • All students receive the same scores on the assignment. If you need to customize a grade for an individual group member, see this section.


Before you can grade group tasks, you must first create group sets, and create a task that is assigned to a group.

Grading a group task on the Activity tab

Once you have a task that is assigned to groups and students have completed their work, it's time to grade. The easiest way to grade group tasks is to use the Activity tab in the Gradebook.

In the Gradebook, click on the Activity tab.

Click on the group task.

Next, click on the desired group set.

1. Notice that when entering a score, there's a message that says "your edits here apply to all members of this group."

2. You can see which group members are assigned in the lefthand section.

Once you have saved a grade for the group, all students in that group receive the same score.

Customizing a grade for an individual student in a group task

Once a grade is saved for a group, all students receive the same score. To customize an individual student's score in a group task, go to the Gradebook and click on the Students tab.

1. Click on a student's name to be taken to their individual page, and then click on the Grades tab to see their assignments.

2. Click on the name of the assignment to bring up the grade editor.

From here, the student's individual grade can be modified. This does not affect the score of other students in the same group set.

Note: If edits are made to the overall group's score through the Activities tab in the gradebook, this will override any individual customizations that were previously made.





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