What is the PostEm tool?

Instructors can use the PostEm tool to upload and distribute a comma-delimited (CSV) spreadsheet to present individual feedback and/or grades to students. Instructors can upload as many feedback files as they want. Students only see their own individual feedback and/or grades.

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 class attendance records from a spreadsheet file.

PostEm CSV files must follow a particular format:

  • The first column of the spreadsheet must contain the student usernames.
  • The first row must contain column headings.

Note: The PostEm tool does not interact with the Gradebook.

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

Select the PostEm tool from the Tool Menu of your site.

Note: The PostEm tool is sometimes named Feedback.

Example of Class Attendance Feedback

Student View

Instructor View

As the instructor you can see when students have last checked their feedback. Any students who have never checked will appear in red.