I would like to figure out how to grade and return assignments on line using moodle. My students like using moodle to hand in assignments. However, I find I have to download and in some cases print off the assignments and return them on paper (which goes against the grain)
My ideal workflow is more or less as follows:
student submits assignment file (or files)
I view and edit the assignment and reupload it to moodle with comments inserted in the file for the student to view.
I did this once by downloading the essays, grading and commenting them in word and e-mailing the files back to the students. This was a bit cumbersome...
I guess a better idea is to have the student paste in the assignment and then allow the teacher to edit the file in moodle with a way of showing the edits. This would only work for text based assignments. I often have the students complete work using Excel, PowerPoint etc.
I would be interested in any suggestions on how to implement such a strategy.