Using the Marking Tool

Marking and grading in WISEflow involves a two-part process. Firstly, providing comments, feedback and establishing any scores and then secondly reviewing and submitting the final grades. The first part of the process is carried out inside the marking tool and this may look slightly different depending on which flow type is in use. Those similarities and differences are detailed in this article.

For details on the second part of the process (submitting final grading outcomes) please see the corresponding article on using the marking overview tool.

Accessing Submissions

To access the submissions from the flow landing page, navigate into the marking tool under the commenting and feedback area. It is also possible to jump straight to an individual submission from the participant list at the bottom of the page.


The Marking Tool Layout
FLOWassign/-lock FLOWmulti FLOWhandin FLOWoral/-attend

The Marking Tool

Submissions made to a FLOWassign or FLOWlock will be presented in the marking tool as shown below:


  1. Close the marking tool
  2. Submission overview tools as well as page, word and character count. Words and character count includes any introduction or table of content but not any attached appendix material. It is possible to highlight certain areas of the text to get a word and character count for this specific area.

    The word count in the marking tool can appear less precise than in other tools like Word, as PDFs do not have a built in function to count characters and words.

  3. Annotation tools
  4. Flow menu (view flow information, provide cohort feedback or switch between submissions)
  5. Participant menu (view cover sheet, provide paper-level comments, access shared summary, enter final grade)
    When a manager has enabled early release of feedback on a flow, it is possible for you to release any shared annotations, comments and rubrics instantly to individual participants.


  6. Tally if using marks with annotations
  7. Access similarity report
  8. Open appendix material
  9. Open rubric
  10. View annotations
  11. Search the submission
  12. Export submission with overlaid annotations

The video below gives a short introduction to using the tools available for working with written assessments:

Moving Between Submissions

Moving between submissions is possible in several different ways.

From the Flow Menu

The flow menu displays all the participants to which you have been assigned as an assessor and provides a quick way to move between each submission from inside the marking tool.


From the Flow Landing Page

Closing the marking tool will take you back to the flow landing page from which you can also view a list of your assigned participants. Click the green speech bubble against any row to jump straight to the corresponding submission in the marking tool.


From the Item Arrow (FLOWmulti only)

Click the forward or back arrows at the bottom of each FLOWmulti item to navigate to the same item of the test for the previous or next participant in the list.


Working With Group Submissions

Group assessments can be incorporated into FLOWassign, FLOWhandin, FLOWoral and FLOWattend and may be in one of two formats:

  1. Group submission: Each group hands in one submission. Any of the group members can submit on behalf of the group.
  2. Individual submission: Participants are still arranged into groups, but each has to make their own individual submission.

Group information is available to assessors via the participant list. Where groups have been enabled the flow page will display an additional column showing the group number (please note that the value in this list is a system-generated number and may not necessarily correspond with a group name if separate group name labels have been added).


Group Submissions

For group submissions, the flow menu in the marking tool will display a single entry for the group. Simply select the group submission and assess it in the normal way. Each individual participant will receive the same feedback you provide.


Individual Submissions

Individually submitted papers will appear as a list of individual participants but with group information also visible. These can be completed in the usual way where each participant receives the individual feedback you provide.


The Marking Archive

Flows are archived by default one month after the end of the assessment period (this may vary if your institution has set up different retention rules). You can find archived flows in the marking archive, available from the marking landing page.


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