The Markbook: gateway to every piece of student activity in a subject

Track all student work and review progress from a single page.

Every subject in Stile has its own Markbook, which shows you a grid view of every student and every lesson within that subject. It's the quickest way to see an overview of your students' activities, and you can quickly and easily drill down to get more details. This article acts as a quick guide and directory to more specific tutorials on each part of the Markbook page.

Access the Markbook by clicking the green Markbook button in the Subject header at the top of the page.


Here's what you can see and do in the Markbook:


Understand student activity at a glance

The Markbook is organized into a grid. The columns each represent lessons in the subject, and students are displayed in rows. At the intersection of a row and column, you'll find that specific student's work on that lesson.



The Markbook uses a series of status icons representing all of the work done to give you a fast, easy-to-read overview of the whole class. 

  • A green dot means the student has submitted the lesson;
  • A half-filled blue dot means the student has opened the lesson;
  • A grey padlock means you or another teacher collected the work;
  • A grey tick mark means you or another teacher has released feedback and answers;
  • A red dot means you requested resubmission, and the student should try again;
  • A red clock icon means there is a due date set for the lesson, and the student's submission is overdue;
  • A white dot means you marked the student absent and they have not opened the lesson;
  • Assessments are marked with an orange stripe at the top of the column. When you release answers and feedback, you'll see the percentile grade and total marks value next to the grey tick mark;
  • A blank cell with no icon means the student has not opened the lesson and there is no work to view.

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View details about individual student work

You can drill down from the Markbook overview to gain even more insight about your students.



Find the student and lesson you want to focus on and click on the status icon to view more information.

Note: If the student has not opened the lesson at all then the cell will be blank. Stile records when a student opens a lesson and a status icon will appear in the Markbook in realtime to reflect this.



A pop-up will appear and includes the following:

  • The status of the lesson (e.g. In progress, submitted, collected, resubmission requested, etc.);
  • The date and time of the most recent activity (and a late flag if it's overdue);
  • The title of the lesson;
  • The date and time of the most recent submission, collection or work done;
  • A link you can click to go to the student's worksheet;
  • Relevant controls to collect the work, release answers, or request resubmission.

Click the X at the top right corner of the pop-up to close it so you can continue browsing the Markbook.

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Open and close folders to organize your view

Folders in the Markbook can be opened and closed. Closing folders that you're not currently working in will help reduce the loading time of the marks. It also means you won't have to scroll horizontally as much to see the lessons you are interested in.



A closed folder will display the folder's title vertically and its lessons will be hidden. Click the (+) icon above the folder's title to open the folder. 

An open folder will display the folder's title horizontally and its lessons will be visible. Click the (-) icon to the left of the folder's title to close it.

Protip: Folders and lessons in the Markbook are displayed in the same order as they appear on the subject's Lessons page. When you rearrange folders on the Lessons page, they will also be rearranged in the Markbook.

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See more details about a specific lesson

The lesson titles in the Markbook are cut off to keep the columns at a standard width.



Hover your cursor over the lesson title to reveal a tooltip that displays the full title. Click the title to go to the lesson's page.



You can see how the whole class performed on the lesson by clicking the Analytics button just below the lesson's title, in the same row as the class you want to view. This will take you to the lesson in Analyse mode.

In the example above, the Analytics button is clicked for Class 9A. Class 9B (not pictured, further down on the page) also has an Analytics button.

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Sort students by first name or surname

The students in your Markbook can be sorted based on your preference. They are sorted by surname, by default.



Near the top left corner of the screen, click the dropdown menu labelled Sort by surname and then select Sort by first name. Your students will be reorganized to appear alphabetically by first name within their classes.

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Use filters to selectively view students and lessons

Markbook filters offer a powerful way to view and control a select number of students and/or lessons.



Click the Filter dropdown menu in the top left corner to filter your view by Units (folders), Activity types (all lessons or Assessments only), and Classes and students. Whatever you don't select will be hidden from your view of the Markbook.

Learn more about using the filters here.

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Collect or release to whole groups of students

The Markbook offers class controls, which allow you to perform certain actions on any lesson for a whole group of students.



Click the (...) button to the right of the Analytics button on a chosen lesson to reveal 3 options:

  • Collect all unfinished work collects and locks the lesson for all students in the class, unless they are marked Absent.
  • Release all answers shows the students their marks, model answers, and any feedback you've written on the lesson. This will only affect work that has been submitted or collected. Students who are still working or have not started will not see the answers.
  • Request resubmission from all only affects work that has been submitted, collected, or had answers released. Students who are still working and those who have not started will not have resubmission requested.

Learn more about the class controls and what you can do with them here

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Mark a student Absent

The absent icon is a status icon that can be used when a student has not yet opened the lesson. The icon will be replaced with an In progress icon when the student opens the lesson for the first time.



When you hover over an empty cell in the Markbook, the option to mark the student absent for that lesson will appear. This only happens in columns where at least one other student has started working on the lesson. Click the cell to add an Absent icon.


Clicking the Absent icon will open a pop-up that includes a timestamp of when the student was marked absent, an option to mark the student as present (remove the Absent icon), and an option to Collect the work. Collecting the work will create a blank copy of the lesson for you to mark, and for an assessed lesson, it will lock the lesson so the student cannot work on it.

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Download a copy of the Markbook as a spreadsheet

The Markbook is available to download as an XLSX file or a CSV file.



This is helpful if you want to further manipulate the information in the Markbook or to upload it to a learning management system. Click the Export button in the top right corner to download a copy of the Markbook. Learn more about the Markbook export here.

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Change to a more compact view of the Markbook

Once you feel comfortable navigating the markbook, you can switch to Compact view.



Compact view reduces the width of the lesson columns so you can see more activity on your screen. The lesson titles are displayed vertically instead of horizontally, and each cell in the grid only displays status icons without explanatory text. 



To switch between Default and Compact views, click the Change view button near the top right corner of the Markbook.



A pop-up will appear over the Markbook. Select the Compact view option and then click the blue Confirm button. Your Markbook will instantly adjust to the new view. You can go back to Default view at any time using the same steps.

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