eMarking Assistant helps teachers save time providing detailed and useful feedback when grading papers and marking assignments.
It allows you to quickly build banks of reusable comments containing text, images, links, and tables and then to pick these from floating toolbars to insert into student assignments. The comments can also contain audio comments which are recorded directly into Word and embedded in the Word document. These reusable comments can be saved to comment banks and distributed to others. Comment banks can also be harvested from a folder of assignments that have been marked using Word track changes and Word comments.
eMarking Assistant will also create automated marking rubrics allowing you to use function keys or toolbar buttons to highlight performance standards, record, increase or decrease marks, and then add and rescale the marks. The performance standard and mark can also be easily inserted as comments into the margin of the assignment.
eMarking Assistant can be easily installed into any version of Microsoft Word for Windows in less than a minute. Once installed it shows floating toolbars which operate in exactly the same way in all versions of Word. The Preparation toolbar allows you to harvest, load, save and manage reusable comment banks and also turn on and off common features of Word used in grading, for example show or hide spelling or grammar mistakes, turn revision tracking on or off and show or hide comments or markup.
eMarking Assistant also provides other features such: search for the selected phrase using Google web, book, or scholar search; highlighted all occurrences of the selected phrase, reuse the selected phrase as a comment or return the current document using email.
The eMarking Assistant site contains several videos and guided tours demonstrating the use of eMarking Assistant and creating and using the automated marking rubrics.
The $20 license will be easily repaid in time savings in the fist week.
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Recent Changes: * enhancements to the highlight word or phrase function to enable
* highlight all word forms
* highlight similar words
* now allows Vista and Windows 7 users to include audio comments
* for complete version history see http://www.emarkingassistant.com/community/mod/forum/view.php?id=14
Install Support: Install and Uninstall
Supported Languages: English
Additional Requirements: Microsoft Word 2000, 2003, 2007 or 2010
PAD file URL: http://emarkingassistant.com/files/emarking_assistant_pad_file.xml