Ryan Burke, our Web Development Specialist, was working with a faculty member yesterday on a Moodle feature we didn’t know existed until now. Apparently when students submit Word files to an assignment, there’s a way to download the files, put your feedback right on the Word document, and then upload them to Moodle. The new feedback files show up for the students as individualized feedback within the assignment. Ryan was kind enough to type up a how-to document with instructions and screenshots.
This could be useful for rough drafts or final submissions, though it’s probably better for final submissions. When working with students on rough drafts, we suggest having the student create their file in their OneDrive and then share the file with you within that system. That way you can provide comments and markups within the file they’re working on throughout the writing process.