The semester is almost over and all the students are uploading a major course project worth 30% of their grade into blackboard. For the first time I am not allowing any project to be handed in on paper. One year I actually had a student who said that she had handed everything in on time and when I finished grading everything ( which was 2 weeks later), I found I did not have hers. After that, I made everyone sign in the day that the projects were due as they handed it to me and put it in a suitcase to assure that I did not lose anything!
Now with no allowing anyone to physically hand in any paper assignments and I am starting to grade the projects, each one approximately 25 pages each, I am wondering if it was a smart idea. I am finding it harder not to have that paper in front of me to make notes and grade, so I am asking does anyone have any tricks or ideas to help me make this task a little easier?
Thanks!!! I have a lot of papers ( ha) to mark.