Information regarding the most recent version of the Illinois Compass grading tool.
On the Grade Assignment page, supported file types (Microsoft® Word (DOC, DOCX), Microsoft® PowerPoint® (PPT, PPTX), Microsoft® Excel® (XLS, XLSX), and PDF) open in the browser.
View instructions. Expand the assignment instructions.
Add comments and highlight text. At the top of the panel, select Point annotation mode to type comments in any place on the document. Point and drag your cursor to highlight text, then select Highlight text. Select Add comment to highlighted text to add a comment to a highlighted area. To remove a highlighted area, select Highlight text again. You can also zoom in and out, and navigate to other pages in a student's file.
Remove or reply to comments. Select the Delete icon in the right corner of a comment to remove a comment. Select a comment to reply and the Cancel and Post options appear.
Provide a grade and feedback. In the
right panel, grade the submission, provide feedback, attach files, and
add private notes for yourself. If you associated a rubric, you can
access it in this area. Select the Click to open full content editor icon to access the editor. You can also override or revert a grade.
Download the student's file. Save the original file to your computer.Note: Annotation sessions expire after one hour. You'll receive a warning message. After the time limit, annotations may not be saved. Need more time? Select Save Draft to save your work and continue later. Your text and files are saved on the page. When you return, you can resume working.