Assignment Grader App


The Assignment Grader is an app developed for iOS devices to allow faculty to grade dropbox items in their classes.  The app allows grading of all the most common document types, and has the added feature of annotation tools not available within the D2L learning environment itself.  All of the tools available in the dropbox grading area are available, including rubrics, feedback, file reply, and audio and video feedback.  Another advantage right now is that the grader app will display rich-text documents (.rtf), at least for now, that file type does not display in the LE’s dropbox grading viewer.

Supported documents types include:

  • Microsoft® Office® (Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®)
  • Apple iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)
  • Text based format (.txt)
  • Rich Text (.rtf)
  • Web Pages (.htm and .html)
  • Images: .png, .gif,.jpg, and .tiff
  • iPad-supported audio/video: eg: H.264, mp3, mp4

D2L website for the Assignment Grader App

Download the app @ iTunes

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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2 Replies to “Assignment Grader App”

  1. I’ve been using the app to grade essays since the summer. My one problem is that occasionally document types that are supposed to be supported will not load and that sometimes the document will load but the tools to mark it will not work.

    1. Michele,

      I have been using it since summer as well. I only recently had some issues, mostly with my “credentials expiring” even though I was not logged out of the app. The only doc types I have had issues with are .odt files, probably from some version of open office. Those, however, do not open in dropbox either. I do like that rich-text files open in the grader, as they do not work in the document viewer in Dropbox.


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