Student Dashboard: Assessment and Feedback

We are improving how students access their assessment and feedback information.

If you are a student and have any initial questions, scroll down and take a wee look at our FAQs. If you have any other questions, please contact us.

The new Student Dashboard for Assessment and Feedback gives students a single place to view all assessments, grades and feedback. Built into Moodle, they will be able to view upcoming assessments, due dates and links to the Moodle submission area.

Student Dashboard User Guide

Before we get started

A member of staff in your Subject Area will switch on the Student Dashboard once it is available for your courses. When the Dashboard is switched on, it will be displayed automatically. If you do not see your Dashboard, or only see some of your courses, this means it has not yet been switched on for (all of) your courses.

The Student Dashboard guide is also available to download or print. 

Getting Started

Navigate to your Dashboard through the Moodle Learning Environment via: 

 The Dashboard button on your Moodle toolbar, or 

 The Dashboard button on your Moodle homepage 

Once open, the Dashboard will provide a quick view of your assessments from current enrolled courses and your past courses. 

This will include different types of assessments, including those not using Moodle for completion and/or submission.

Your Assessments at a Glance

This section contains an overview of your current assessments, including:

  • Number of assessments submitted
  • Number of assessments due to be submitted
  • Number of assessments overdue
  • Number of assessments marked and returned

Your Assessment Details

This section holds a detailed breakdown of your assessments and will facilitate the planning, submission and review of your assessments.

For each of your courses, you can view assessment information including Assessment Type, Weight, Due Date, Status, Your Grade and Feedback.

Assessment Type means that you can see if the assessment is formative or summative. Weight refers to the percentage amount each assessment contributes to your overall grade for the course.

You can select to sort your information by Course or Due Date to help you plan ahead.

Your Assessment Status

Assessment Status will show the point your assessment is in its journey. It will also act as a quick navigational link to any actions required to progress your assessment to the next stage.

The status of the assessment will be one of the following:

SUBMISSION NOT OPEN - you cannot submit yet

SUBMIT - ready for you to upload your assessment

OVERDUE - your assessment is late

NOT SUBMITTED - the assessment period is closed without submission

SUBMITTED - the assessment has been successfully uploaded

GRADED - the assessment has been graded

The status of an assessment will only appear for courses you are currently enrolled in, and not courses you have undertaken in previous years.

How To Submit An Assessment

Select SUBMIT for the appropriate course. You will be taken to the submission area.

Once in the submission area, select or drag and drop your submission into the File Submissions box. Then Save Changes and return to the Dashboard.

 

Your Grades and Feedback

The Grades and Feedback columns in the Dashboard will display the grade and link to the feedback for an assessment once it is marked. 

When feedback is not yet available, the dashboard will indicate a Due date.

Once feedback is ready, the status will change. Select Read Feedback.

This link will take you to the Feedback area of Moodle, where you can see your Grade and read feedback, click to see feedback in Turnitin Feedback Studio, or open feedback files, e.g. an annotated PDF or an audio file, if your lecturer has provided these.

Student Dashboard FAQs

Q. When I log into Moodle, I don't see my student dashboard. 

A. A member of staff in your Subject Area will switch on the Student Dashboard once it is available for your courses. When the Dashboard is switched on, it will be displayed automatically. If you do not see your Dashboard, or only see some of your courses, this means it has not yet been switched on for (all of) your courses.

Q. Can I adapt the way my Moodle homepage looks?

A. Yes, you can move the different sections on your Moodle homepage around, so you can place both parts of the Dashboard wherever it suits you on your homepage.

Q. Why am I unable to view my past courses on the dashboard?

A. This might not be switched on for everyone just yet, but will be available in the future. 

Q. What does Assessment Type mean, what does formative and summative mean?

A. Assessment Type means that you can see if the assessment is formative or summative. Weight refers to the percentage amount each assessment contributes to your overall grade for the course. Read more about formative and summative assessments.

Q. Does the Student Dashboard display information for all levels of study?

A. The Student Dashboard can display assessment information for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught students. These students must be enrolled on courses for which the Student Dashboard is enabled.

Q. Do staff have access to Student Dashboards?

A. No - we recommend that students send staff members screenshots if there is something in particular on the Dashboard they want to share.

Student Dashboard Video

A short introduction to the features of the Student Dashboard: Assessment and Feedback

Student Dashboard Demo 2021 Assessment and Feedback