Track non-Stile and offline activities in the Markbook

Student work that was collected and marked outside of Stile can still be tracked in the Markbook.

You can use the Markbook to track your students' work in offline activities and tasks that you lead in the classroom. You can also record marks for student work that was completed on printed copies of Stile Lessons if they weren't able to complete the work in Stile. This can be useful for students who have limited internet access at home and when they cannot attend school in person.

This tutorial assumes some prior knowledge of how to use Stile, and so it is peppered with links to other help centre articles in case you need additional information about how to use some features. 

Note: Steps marked with an [Optional] tag are not necessary, but they are useful extra steps in keeping a full digital reference of the activity.


Create a new Lesson


On the Lessons page of your Subject, create a new Lesson. Find an organizational structure that works best for you. The example above uses a new Folder titled Uploaded Pracs, but you may want to add the Lesson to an existing unit. If you are tracking offline work for an existing Lesson, then you can use that Lesson rather than creating a new one.



Give the Lesson a title that easily describes the activity to the students. Change the Lesson to Assessed mode to enable mark values if you want to record the activity as a summative assessment. This will allow you to assign mark values to questions.


[Optional] Upload a copy of the original activity

To keep a full digital reference of the offline activity, scan a clean copy of the task and upload it to the Stile Lesson using the Share file widget.


Add a question and assign marks

This step sets up a question where you can apply marks and write feedback for your student's offline activity so that it is recorded in the Markbook. If you are marking an existing Lesson, you can skip this step. 



Drag a written response question widget into the Lesson. Write a simple instruction in the question field referring students to which activity this Lesson is related to, and then prompt them to check the summary feedback for marks and comments. Adjust the mark value of the question to match the value of the activity being recorded. Click Done to save changes to the question.

You can alternatively create a rubric if you would like to give more structured feedback.


Collect all work and enter student results

Locate the Lesson in the Markbook and collect all unfinished work from your Class. This will create blank copies of the Lesson for each student, which you can now use to mark. If you are only collecting the Lesson for one student, you can click on their cell in the grid to mark them absent, and then click again to view additional details and collect the work. 



Click into a student's work to begin marking. Enter the total number of marks earned into Question 1, give it a tick or a cross, and then add feedback either in the Question 1 sticky note or in the Summary feedback box at the bottom of the Lesson. 


[Optional] Include a copy of the student's work


Scan the student's work or take a photo of it, and then upload the file to the Summary feedback box using the Attach file to feedback button. The Summary feedback is the large box at the bottom of the student's worksheet, which also includes their total mark. This offers the student a direct and easy reference when reviewing the feedback, especially if you have marked up their work with handwritten notes. It also contributes to the student's digital portfolio, organizing all of their work for the Subject in one place.


Release the Lesson and feedback

When all student work has been marked, navigate back to the Markbook and release feedback and answers to the Class.



New Lessons are hidden by default, so go back to the Lessons page and release the Lesson to make it visible to the students. They can now review their feedback and marks, and you have a complete record in your Markbook.

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