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Grading Moodle Assignments with the Notability App

Did you know that you can use an app to help you annotate documents for grading? There is an app called Notability that we see faculty often use with their iPad Pros to help them annotate Moodle assignments for grading feedback. Notability is also a great note-taking app for both faculty and students and is available on iOS devices. A simple workflow for using Notability for grading would go something like this:

Sample Grading Workflow:

  1. Collect student work through a Moodle assignments
  2. On a computer, download all student files from Moodle in a zip file, unzip the file, and copy the files to Google Drive or Dropbox.
  3. On the iPad Pro, open the files from Google Drive or Dropbox, and mark up as needed.  
  4. Save the modified file back to Google Drive or Dropbox.
  5. On a computer, zip all the marked-up files and upload back to Moodle

Discover More with iPad Pro

Are you interested in experimenting with the iPad Pro for your teaching with your courses? Lucky for you, you can sign up to see if using an iPad Pro would be helpful for things like grading, more mobility in the classroom, creating short instructional videos, and for creating more interactive assignments for students. Faculty can sign up to be apart of our Teaching with Tablets program to see if iPads or tablets could work for you. If you’d like more inspiration on using an iPad Pro for your classes please take a look at our blog post to see how Professor Silvia Porello used her tablet for her course.  Submit a short description of how you would use a tablet for teaching and learning below.

Notability for Grading How To Video

For further instruction, take a look at our video to learn more about using Notability to grade Moodle assignments below. Also, be sure to reach out to acadtech@swarthmore.edu with any questions.