What is the Post'Em tool?

The PostEm tool provides a convenient mechanism to post comments and grades for those instructors that regularly use Excel spreadsheet files to calculate grades. You might also use it to post mid-semester course grades from a spreadsheet file.

Instructors can upload as many feedback files as they want. Students only see their own individual feedback and/or grades.

PostEm CSV files must follow a particular format:

  • The first column of the spreadsheet must contain the students' UVa computing IDs.
  • The first row must contain headings.

Note: For instructions on how to add this or any other tool to your site, see How do I add tools to my site?

To access this tool, select Post'Em from the Tool Menu in your site.

To access this tool, select PostEm from the Tool Menu in your site.

Example of Midterm Grade feedback.

Student View

Student View

Pictured above is a student's view of their feedback in the Post'Em tool.  No other students' information is displayed.

Instructor View

As the instructor, you can see when a student has last checked their feedback. The names of students who have not checked the uploaded file will appear in bold, red text.