Instructors: Evaluate & Grade Submissions


Instructors: demonstrates the primary functions of the Gradebook. To learn more about Grading Types, click here.

Navigate to the Gradebook

First, you'll need to navigate to the Gradebook in Bongo.

From the Bongo Assignments Page From the MindTap Learning Path

First, let's navigate to the Assignments page.


If your organization is deep-linked with Bongo (formerly YouSeeU), you may have the option to navigate directly to the Assignment Gradebook by clicking the assignment in your LMS.

EN_Side_Menu_Icon.png Click the menu icon in the top left corner of any Bongo page.

Click Assignments.


On the Assignments page, click the vertical ellipsis to the right of the assignment you want to grade.


Select Gradebook.


Within the Gradebook, you can search for specific learners or sort them by name, peer reviews, grade, or available actions. To grade a specific learner, click Grade student submission to the right of their name.


  Pro Tip

If a learner has yet to submit their assignment, you'll see a View Progress link under the Actions column. You can review their assignment work before submission.

You are now on the Grading page.

  Click the image below to view larger. 

Navigate_to_next_submission.png To navigate between submissions, use the arrows in the top right corner of the Grading page.

If needed, you can reset a learner submission.


Learners can reset their own individual or group project assignments if they have not received grades or peer review yet. Learners cannot reset their own submission for Q&A and Interactive Video assignments. View instructions for learners to reset their own submission here.

Evaluate Your Learners

Before assigning a grade, you can give the learner feedback on their submission with time-stamped text and video comments*. In the Submission box, you can also see the scores (if enabled) and comments from their peers.

*Please note, only this learner will be able to see your comments. 


Send.png To leave a text comment, type your feedback and click the Send icon or Ctrl + Enter on Windows and ⌘ + Enter on Mac.

To add a video comment (recommended), click the video icon and record your feedback.

The time limit for video comments is 15 minutes.

When the learner plays their graded submission back, they will see your text and video comments  at the time you left them.

View the Learner's Activity Log

When Individual Project and Group Project assignments are submitted, you will see a summary of all items added by the learner during the assignment. This can give great insight into how much the learner practiced their recording and engaged in the assignment before submitting.

You will see a count of how many items were Submitted, how many were left in Work in Progress (Not Submitted), and how many were deleted from Work in Progress. Submitted items and items left in Work in Progress are split by type: Video, document, link, or meeting recording.


Grade Learner Submissions

The Grade box is in the top left corner of the Grading page. Learn more about Grading Types.


Once you've entered a grade, you can either click Save As Draft (learner can't see their grade in draft mode) or Save (learner can see their grade). If you have enabled Grade Sync, the scores in the platform will be transferred to your LMS as a percent and will be used to calculate a final score based on the maximum points entered in your LMS.

If you have entered grades as drafts, you will be able to Finalize all drafts within the gradebook.

To do this, start by clicking on the vertical ellipses located on the top-right hand corner of the page.


Select Finalize all drafts.


Please note, once you have saved a grade to a learner's assignment, you can no longer change the assignment grade settings. 

View Completed Peer Review

At the bottom of the Grading page, you can see a summary of the peer review the learner has completed so far.


Creating and Editing Preset Comments

To start, click on the vertical ellipses on the top-right hand corner of the page.


Select Edit comment presets.


Here, you will be able to add multiple presets to be saved for future use.


After saving the presets, you will be able to view and select a preset after clicking on the Comment box. When you click on the selected preset, it will automatically publish to the learner.


Additional Info

Download Video Submissions

To download a video submission, click the vertical ellipsis in the top right corner of the video. Select Download.


Configure Assignment

To edit the assignment settings, click the drop-down arrow at the top of the screen.



Some of the settings may be locked if learners have submitted assignments or if you have saved grades to a submission.

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