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How do I post student feedback?

Instructors use a comma-delimited (CSV) spreadsheet file to present individual feedback and/or grades to students.  This spreadsheet file must follow a particular format:

  • Your file must be saved in .CSV format. You can save Microsoft Excel spreadsheets as CSV files.
  • The first column of your file must contain individuals' usernames in lower case.
  • The first row of your file must contain headings; every column must have a heading.

Once you have created your file, you can modify it as you wish, as long as you stay within the guidelines above.

Tip: You can download a template that contains the proper format that includes the student usernames under Gradebook2 / Tools / Download New item Template (See How do I download a Gradebook2 Template?)

Example of a properly formatted CSV file.

Go to Feedback.

Go to Feedback.

Select the Feedback tool from the Tool Menu of your site.

Click Add.

Click Add.

Enter a Title.

Enter a Title.

This is the title students will see when they go to the Feedback tool to view their feedback.

Click Choose a CSV file. Locate the .csv file on your computer (or in Resources) and click Open / Continue.

Click Choose a CSV file. Locate the .csv file on your computer (or in Resources) and click Open / Continue.

This returns the display to the Add/Update Feedback File dialogue box with the .csv file listed.

Checkmark Release Feedback, then click Post.

Checkmark Release Feedback, then click Post.

This displays the Verify Upload dialogue box.

Verify the upload by clicking Save.

The first row of data will be previewed for you. If everything looks correct, click Save.

To view feedback for all students, click View.

View class feedback.

This displays all of the feedback and when (if ever) the student last checked their feedback.

To view feedback for one student, click View Participant.

To view feedback for one student, click View Participant.

This displays the individual student's feedback.

Select the student's username.

Select the student's username.

Choose the student you want to view from the drop-down menu of participant usernames.

View individual feedback.

This displays the individual student's feedback.

To update the feedback file, click Update.

To update the feedback file, click Update.

If you would like to replace the CSV file with a different file, click Update.

Select a new file and Post.

Select a new file and Post.

This allows you to replace the current CSV file with a new file.

Tip: If you want to hide the feedback from students, remove the check mark next to Release feedback to participants.

To download a copy of the CSV file, click Download

To download a copy of the CSV file, click Download

To delete the feedback, click Delete.

To delete the feedback, click Delete.

Example of what a student sees in the Feedback tool.

Example of what a student sees in the Feedback tool.

Students will see the title of the feedback file, and the date it was last modified. They can click on View to see their individual feedback.

Student view of individual feedback.