Moodle Assignments enable staff to mark offline using Word or a PDF reader and then bulk upload the 'response files' back to students.
Alongside this feature, you can also enter grades and general feedback offline using the excel spreasheet that can be downloaded from the Moodle Assignment. This too can be bulk uploaded so feedback and grades are automatically sent back to students.
Here is an overview of how to use Word and PDF readers to mark student work offline - ideal for those with a long commute.
Use Word to give feedback
Word has the ability to add in text comments and can track changes to text you make on a students work. You can also add general feedback either within a section allocated to this on the cover sheet, or at the back of the essayhowever it is better to provide this within the general feedback section of Moodle itself, since it is more accessible here and will be displayed in the student's My Feedback report.
Here is a quick overview of how you can add feedback to work submitted in Word: