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Grading Quizzes

From the main Quizzes page, click the Grade Quiz icon beside the applicable quiz name. You are presented with options for grading quizzes in tabs along the top.

  • Grade by Users
  • Grade by individual Attempts
  • Grade by Questions (item analysis)

The only difference between Users and Attempts is some of the Sorting criteria that you can use to view the scores.

Quizzes - grading

grading tabs

Grading by Users or Attempts

Click Display Options to select the appropriate boxes you can change the following quiz display options:

display o ptions

  • ID - displays the participants' IDs beside their name
  • Quiz Score - displays the grade beside the participants' names
  • Percent - displays the percent beside the participants' names
  • Completed - displays date and time the quiz was completed
  • Allow Reset - allows you to reset participants' grades - if you check the box next to the student's attempt number and then hit the trash can it will delete a student's attempt.(This will let the student sign in again and retake the quiz. However, there will no longer be a record of the student taking the quiz. Make sure you are deleting the CORRECT student's Attempt. )

Search Criteria you want to use will dictate whether or not you view by Users or Attempts

Grading by Question

Grading by type allows instructors to easily correct mistakes that may have occurred during the initial setup of quiz questions simply by overriding the original grades. For example, perhaps an error was made when creating a multiple choice question and students who completed the quiz received a grade value 0 for a question which they really should have received a grade value of 1 for. Grading by type will allow you to override grades for all users at once, instead of individually updating each quiz attempt. You can also enter additional comments that will be displayed users when they view their quiz report.

While grading a quiz, click the Questions tab to view quiz responses broken down by question.

two tabs - choose the Question tab

Click on a question title to view statistics on and/or re-grade that question. The next page will display a percentage breakdown (question analysis) of how users responded to the question, and the date of the most recent response. Select the grade icon to modify the grade for the current question, it will be to the right of the version number for the question. If you edited the question after any of the students had taken the quiz then you will have an earlier version and a newer version (version 0 and version 1). You may need to adjust more than one version.

Other information displayed in the question analysis includes the quiz version, question text and options, the number of responses for each option, and the question value at the top of the page.

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Within the question analysis page, several options are available under the Grading Type area:

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  • The Give to all attempts option allows you to award points to all users who attempted the current question version on their quiz. Simply type the desired point value in the text box and click Save at the bottom of the screen.
  • The Give to attempts with answer (#) option allows you to specify a specific value for a specific response. For example, you can allow for those who have answered Option 1, a point value of 1 and those who answered with any other Option will receive a point value of 0. This is useful if a question was incorrectly graded when the quiz was created. This means that there can only be one correct answer to a question when you are altering it after students have taken it or you can go to each Attempt for each student and re-grade it by hand.
  • Click Save Results when you have completed your changes.

Note: Any modifications made to the grading of the quiz question will be logged. The log will document the date, time, username, and action taken for each change to quiz grading.