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The Wiki Ed Dashboard does not provide a built in grading system, so you cannot enter grades directly into the Dashboard. However, you can mark individual assignment modules as either graded or ungraded using the check box within the “Edit” function. Checking a module as “graded” includes it in the list of the graded assignments at the end of the page, which your students can see and use to help guide them as they allocate time for the assignment. You can adjust the points awarded to each graded assignment at the bottom of your timeline.

Exactly how you asses and grade these assignments is up to you. Below please find a few of the assignments that are most important for grading, and some tips for checking the completion of the work by the student.

• Practicing the basics: did the student create their account, are they enrolled in the course page, and did they complete all the assigned training modules. You can view all the students enrolled in your course by visiting the Students tab on your course page. You’ll also be able to see how many of the assigned training modules your students have completed at any given time (see below for example). (Tip: you can re-title any module on the timeline to suit your grading needs.) 

Students tab training grading view

• Critique an article: did the student evaluate the assigned article(s) or pick an appropriate one for evaluation. Can be graded by having students create a section in their sandbox space on Wikipedia OR another preferred off-wiki method. The benefit of the Sandbox is it gets the student comfortable with the Wikipedia formatting. If you make this project due on Wikipedia, you can view your students' recent edits under the Students tab on your timeline.

One method for evaluating completion is as follows: the day after the assignment is due head to the Students tab and drop down each individual students’ recent contributions (see example below). You should be able to see the date and time stamp of the training completions and below that, the students' recent Sandbox or mainspace edits. Just click “show” to see a summary of each contribution. (Tip: you can adjust the text within the module to reflect exactly how or when you want this assignment turned in. For example: “Please turn in a 1-page reflection to the TA on Thursday” or “Please create a section in your Sandbox space on Wikipedia where you leave your notes and review”). 

Student recent contributions

• Peer review: did the student leave a peer review on another student(s) draft. You can make this project due on Wiki or provide in class time to complete the project. If you make the project due on Wikipedia, the student reviews should be left on the Talk pages of the Sandbox or draft space where the draft is held. The students should complete the peer review training, but the quality of their peer review can be graded on whatever scales makes the most sense for your course. 

• Final article draft: did the student complete a thoughtful draft, including taking all the assigned trainings? You could provide a rubric for the draft – for example, your draft should include at the minimum 3 paragraphs of new content, 5 peer reviewed sources, and up to 2 additional references. We recommend that you grade your students not by what sticks on Wikipedia but instead by the quality of their draft. Before the “move your work live” module, you could leave a note or create a custom module asking your students to have a full draft for grading of their article contributions in their Sandbox. You could also ask for them to turn in a copy of it to you manually.

• Reflection paper/class presentation: ask the students to provide a 2-5 reflection paper or presentation summarizing their work on the above topics. If your students did group work, a reflection paper is a great place to ask them to grade or discuss the group’s efforts. You can create your own rubric for this or use the guide provided in the on-wiki module.