All our class assignments (Exam, Tests and Quizzes) are graded using CrowdMark. What you should know to make grading as efficient as possible? By efficient I mean fair, fast and generating the least amount of appeals?

- You need to provide marks and comments. By Marks I understand
**✔, ✖, ?**(correct, wrong, questionable), sometimes free drawing (underline,encircle, arrows connecting Comments to corresponding places in solution, and cross-outs. Please do not be lazy and provide a lot of comments. Even if the Question got full mark, please place several**✔**so student will see that the question was graded thoroughly and will appreciate it, and less be inclined to launch an appeal for other questions. Also you may provide a useful Comment even if you awarded the full mark. - On the other hand, Comment is almost mandatory if you reduced the awarded points.
- Text Comments can contain mathematical snippets (placed between single a nd double dollar signs) as Crowdmark understand a limited LaTeX.
- Use
`\\\\`

instead of`\\`

- Text comments understand some Markdown syntax:
`*Test*, **Test**, ~~Test~~`

produce*Test*,**Test**,~~Test~~respectively, but`_Test_`

does not produce__Test__. You may escape * and _ (by backslash) if needed to display them literally. - Text comments also understand Markdown description for links:
`[Math Department](http://www.math.toronto.edu)`

is equivalent to`<a href="http://www.math.toronto.edu">Math Department</a>`

and produces Math Department. - Text comments also understand Markdown description for external images:
`![](https://www.math.toronto.edu/cms/assets/MathFiles/Alumni/Images/lounge.jpg)`

is equivalent to`<img src="https://www.math.toronto.edu/cms/assets/MathFiles/Alumni/Images/lounge.jpg"></img>`

and produces corresponding image, but to work it must be secure connection https. - Also Crowdmark understand usual html.
- Your comments are automatically saved to the Library and you need export it from there by dragging it when grading another booklet. In this case in the library will be a single comment with indication that it was used
... number of times

. You can edit comments inside the library, then all instances of this comment will change! - On the other hand, if you edit exported comment outside the library, it will create a new, different, comment in the library.
- Browsing comments inside the library is not perfect, if library is large you cannot see some comments.
- On the other hand, if you begin to type the comment which is in the library it may pop-out (but then it will be a new comment). You can also search for comments inside the library, edit them (without saving) and copy to paste into a new comment (but then it will be a new comment).
- You can include in Text different characters (not necessary ASCII), including emoji: 👍 👎