Connect is a Learning Platform for Higher Education. The Manual Grading Flows were a major workflow overhaul that built off of the existing manual grading workflow to provide a faster and more robust grading experience for instructors.
Role: Information Architect, UX
- Must integrate with current manual grading flow
- Instructors will need to know which question types this feature is enabled
- Must have inline commenting and voice comments
- Not all question types are eligible
- Only accessible via one of the two existing Manual Grading flows
- Backend system cannot display how much work remains
I created a system flow for a new feature that would allow instructors to have a new mode of grading their student’s coursework. This flow integrated current grading flows that were only navigable by each student’s submission or by question submitted. The Detailed Grading flow allows instructors to quickly grade specific elements of multi-part assignments and assess student’s progression on key concepts.
The flow in orange is the new functionality and shows the integration points with the current workflow.
I sped up the method of grading by adding a feature for instructors to grade the entire class on a single question. Instructors can now leave audio and inline text comments.
“Never, ever graded this much, this fast, since I’ve been teaching online. Love these updates.”
“Just wanted to let you know that I am in rapid Connect course-building mode this week, and that this morning, thanks to all of these improvements you guys have put in place, Connect is a less clicky, more efficient, more streamlined experience in general. It’s like Christmas!”
“Thank y’all SO much for all these little and big things, and for the ones that I haven’t even discovered yet. This is absolutely awesome.”
“I like the new appearance too. It has a really substantial feel. It’s like Connect grew up and invested in a nice suit!”