Providing Feedback On Projects

This article will cover how to provide feedback on Checkpoints:

How do I give students feedback on Checkpoints?

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As students complete Checkpoints, they will submit them for feedback. To give students feedback on Checkpoints:

  1. From the Course page, click on the Project
  2. From the Feedback tab, click the Checkpoint icon you'd like to see
  3. Click on a student's name to bring up their work
  4. Select a Checkpoint title along the left hand side. You’ll see a  🔔 “Needs Feedback” for students who requested feedback
  5. To start providing feedback, click on a student’s name. Select a colored icon: Finish (gray), Stop and Revise (red), Review Feedback (yellow), or Continue Working (green) **the Finish (gray) icon is currently in beta**
  6. The student will automatically receive your feedback. You’ll see a confirmation message:  “Feedback sent to student”
  7. If multiple students requested feedback, you’ll automatically move onto the next student as soon as you select an icon 
  8. At the top left, click the <- arrow to return to the project page
  9. To provide bulk feedback for a Checkpoint, click on the Checkpoint. Then, click “Bulk Feedback” on the right
Currently the ability to mark Notebooks as incomplete with the 'Finish' icon is only available for Checkpoints as a way to alert students when they have not completed their work. For Final Products, we recommend using the "Return for Revisions" option, since it will mark the project as red on the student's Year page, alerting them to the fact that they need to show mastery for the associated cognitive skills to remain on track. 

How can I view my students' work before they submit it?

Teachers can monitor and access student work before students submit their work.

For checkpoints, teachers can view student work under the Feedback tab. On the Feedback Overview, student checkpoint work appears as circles to the right of their name. Final products are indicated with stars. Clicking one of these icons will bring up that student's work.


  1. From the Course page, click on the Project
  2. From the Feedback Tab, click the Checkpoint icon you'd like to see
  3. Click on a student's name to bring up their work

To see the work status of students’ checkpoint or final product before they submit their work, you can check under the Status column.

  • Unopened: the student has not opened the checkpoint or final product
  • Opened [time/date] ago: the student has opened the checkpoint or final product
  • Updated [time/date] ago: the student has updated the checkpoint or final product
  • Editing…: the student is currently editing the checkpoint or final product


*The status will change from “Editing…” to “Updated” after a student has paused editing for longer than 5 minutes.

Teachers can also see all activities and resources for a Checkpoint under the assignment-24px__1_.svg icon in the upper right after opening the Checkpoint document.

Drag Activities and Resources into Notebooks to provide a link to the relevant item!

  1. After opening a student's Checkpoint document, click the assignment assignment-24px__3_.svg icon in the upper right
  2. A list of Activities and Resources assigned to the student under this Checkpoint will appear
  3. Click the Activity name to see the student's progress on the Activity
  4. Drag titles in order to link to them in Notebooks

How do I leave feedback on cognitive skill rubrics?

You can highlight directly onto a student's rubric as a way to provide better feedback for Checkpoints and Final Products.

From a course:

  1. Click into a Project where a student has requested feedback
  2. Click the Checkpoint or Final Product where feedback has been requested
  3. On the right-hand side, click the name of the student that requested feedback
  4. Click into the rubric
  5. Click on the text or drag across to highlight it. Choose the color highlight you want to leave. Green stands for, "Strong evidence," and Yellow stands for, "Focus for next time"

All highlights will be seen by students when they receive their feedback. You can edit your highlights anytime by clicking back into the rubric and then either adding more highlights or removing highlights you made earlier.

How do I ask students to make specific revisions?

You can indicate that a part of your student's work needs revision when you create a comment in their Notebook.

From a student's checkpoint or final product:

  1. Create a comment
  2. Uncheck the box that says "Ask to Revise" if your comment does not require revision
  3. Post your comment


When the "Ask to Revise" box is checked, the comment will say "Revise" in blue on the teacher's side.


On the student's side, students will see an orange button that says, "I've Revised This!" They can click the button after having addressed your comment to let you know that they have revised their work.


If a student tries to submit a checkpoint or final product before they address your comments, they will see a reminder that they still need to make those changes.


After a student has marked their work as revised, they will no longer see the orange button. They will be able to undo if they pressed the button by accident.


On the teacher side, after a student has marked their work as revised, you will have the option to ask for another revision, which will begin the process again.


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