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Marking CAT assignments

The Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) Assignment is marked online in the HYMS Blackboard via the grade centre.  Please see the video tutorial or written guidance below.

Video tutorial

Thank you for your work in supervising and marking at HYMS – it is much appreciated!

Written guidance

  1. Please log in to HYMS Blackboard. You will need your HYMS username and password. If you have difficulty logging in, please email help@hyms.ac.uk for assistance.
  2. From your Blackboard homepage, navigate to the appropriate course for the current academic year (HYMS Phase II Critically Appraised Topic)
  3. On the left-hand navigation panel of the course, click on grade centre, under course management
  4. Tutor names are listed in the  drop-down menu that opens under grade centre. Click on your name. You will now see a table with a column listing student names
  5. Find the name of the student whose work you wish to mark. Find the corresponding column for the CAT assignment. Hover over the yellow exclamation mark (that indicates there is an assignment to mark)
  6. From the drop-down menu select the latest attempt (the latest version of the assignment uploaded by the student). If the student submitted more than one attempt on the same date the most recent submission will be at the bottom of the menu
  7. You will now be directed to that student’s assignment on the inline grading page. There may be multiple documents, one for the student’s work and another for the appraised article. On the right side of the page you can also  see hyperlinks to these documents, which can be downloaded.
  8. View and complete the grading rubric, which can be accessed by clicking on the small down-arrow, or by opening in a new pop-out window                           

    Please make sure you save any input before minimizing the drop-down fields or navigating away from the pop-out window.  If you do not, the information will not be saved. Complete and save the information here before entering overall feedback and grade, as the save function here resets the grade to zero. The advantage of opening the graded rubric in a new window is that you can leave feedback against specific criteria. There is also a text box for general feedback.

  9. Grade the assignment by entering a numeric value into the pink attempt  box. Grade the work numerically. 4 = Excellent. 3 = Pass. 2 = Fail. 1 = Serious Fail
  10. In the feedback to learner box, inform the student that you have included feedback in the rubric
  11. Now select submit to finish saving your marking
  12. The page will automatically progress to the next student in the alphabetical list. Please note this may not be one of your students, so to return to the list of students, click on exit

Thank you for your work in supervising and marking at HYMS – it is much appreciated!

Updated on 04/24/2019

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