Assignments can be manually graded or automatically graded. This article covers how to manually grade assignments.

If you have any of the "Manually Gradable" question types, or any rubric items on your coding questions, you'll have to manually grade your students submissions. Luckily, even if you have to manually grade your assignment, the scores for questions which are automatically gradable will be filled in for you. This also means that you can have a manually graded portion of fully auto-gradable assignments.

To set up manual grading on a coding question, you'll need to create rubric items. Rubric items allow you to organize the manual grading portion of a question. To create a rubric item, scroll down to your question on the "Edit Assignment" page, and click the "Add Rubric Item" button. You'll be able to give it a name, score value, and edit the visibility settings right from the table view.

The total points for the question will be automatically calculated as the total of the points between the rubric items and test cases. Students can see the name and max points of "Visible" rubric items before the due date. For "Partially Hidden" rubric items, students can see the name, but not the point value. "Fully Hidden" rubric items are completely invisible to students. After you have released the students grade, and the due date has passed, the points and names are visible to students.

Once your assignment is set up, and your students have completed their work, it's time to grade their work. To do this, navigate to the list of active coursework and click on the assignment. This will take you to the coursework details page where you can select the students you want to grade.

Click "Grade Students" after you have selected them, and you'll get taken to a grading queue where you can grade them one at a time.

When Mimir knows the correct answer, it will automatically fill in the score. This will happen for multiple choice, checkbox, code area, database, and parsons problems which don't have rubric items. In these cases, you can still modify the student's score for that question if you choose.

When grading questions with rubric items, you'll see something like this:

Here, you can ascribe full points, 0 points, or partial points to each rubric item. You'll also get a breakdown of the students core for that question.

Once you've graded each question, you can review the student's total score, late penalty, and score modifier. 

Late penalties will be based on how many late days the student opted into using. You can manually edit the late penalty here if you deem it necessary. Additionally, for handling special cases, you can modify the "Score Modifier". This is a flat modifier that will change the score after the late penalty is applied. The score modifier can be positive or negative. Once you're done, be sure to save your scores:

Clicking the Save & Next button will save the scores and move on to the next submission.

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