This example uses Graderworks to grade student's .sldprt files.
Give students a homework assignment.View the example assignment
After the student's finish, the assignment put all of the files into a single folder. The file name of each SOLIDWORKS part file should be consistent so that the student's username can be extracted from the file name.
Click "Add a new Assignment" to create a new assignment. You could also select a previous assignment in the assignment dropdown in order to add more data to the assignment or re-export the existing data.
Configure Graderworks by telling it the location of the SOLIDWORKS files, what types of files to grade, and how to extract the username from the filename.
In the configuration window, click the rubric tab. Then, click "Add New Rubric Item". Next, setup the rubric item and include the file path to the correct answer file. Finally, in the rubric tab, click the checkbox to automatically launch the mail merge of filled out rubrics when Graderworks finishes analyzing all the files.
Graderworks will begin by pre-analyzing the correct answer file; then it will loop over all the SOLIDWORKS files extracting information and comparing them to the correct answer. A progress bar at the bottom will show you the percentage of files that have been finished and an estimated time of completion.
Graderworks will automatically launch Microsoft Word (if you checked the checkbox) with the filled out rubric for each student. The results are also contained in grades1Files.csv and grades2Assignment.csv.
When Graderworks is finished, it will export two files: analysis.csv and output.csv. The analysis.csv file will contain files that need to be examined more carefully to determine if a student plagiarized. Open the file.
Graderworks orginated at Clemson University out of a need to grade 1000s of Solidwork files very quickly.
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