Marking allocation is useful when there are several markers as it allows individual teachers to be allocated to mark specific student submissions.  Teachers only see their marking once they have been allocated and an overview of all marks can be viewed via the main marking table and the grading mark-sheet.

To enable marking allocation you must also use marking workflow (see use marking workflow for assignments), you can enable both features in the edit settings of a Moodle assignment.

This means that teachers can be selected to grade or review the submitted work of specific students.

Markers can be allocated by Teacher editors or Managers on the main grading table or via the grading screen.  To allocate markers once you have set up the assignment go to view all submissions and ensure that you have enabled quick grading at the bottom of the grading table.

You should then see a marker field in the grading table with a drop down option to choose the marker from a list of teachers on the course.

Allocation can then be done in bulk, by class group (if use separate groups is set to yes), by all submissions or individually.

Once markers have been allocated each teacher will only see their allocated marking.  They can update their marking progress using the marking workflow and flag any work that needs reviewing for moderation.

This allows Teacher editors and Managers to see at a glance who is marking what on the main marking table, compare markers and filter to particular markers.  If offline grading marksheet is set to yes in the assignment settings under feedback types then you can download the marking worksheet containing the marker details.

For more information watch Moodle’s video on Marking workflow and allocating markers