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Manually grade quiz attempts

Manual vs. automatic grading

With D2L, it is possible to set up quizzes that grade automatically, but there are cases when you may need to manually grade a student's quiz attempt.

Some of the reasons include:

  • the inclusion of a question that cannot be automatically graded (such as essay-style questions)
  • the instructor prefers to manually check each quiz to confirm the grade and manually publish the results
  • the instructor needs to re-grade a question that had an error in the question text or settings

 


 

Please be sure to start by creating a quiz. More information on this process can be found on the Create a quiz instruction page.

  1. Click Grade from the context menu of the quiz you want to grade.
  1. In the Attempts tab, click the quiz attempt you want to grade.
  1. Some questions, like True/False or Multiple Choice, will be auto-scored based on the values assigned to the answers when creating the quiz. If necessary, you can manually override the scores.
  2. Other questions, like Long Answer, are not auto-scored and need manual score input.
  3. When complete, click Save.
  1. Click Grade from the context menu of the quiz you want to grade.
  1. In the Questions tab, select the appropriate marking option:

    Grade Individual Responses enables you to grade a quiz one question at a time. This means you can grade and leave feedback for all responses to each question before moving onto the next question. There are two additional options available in this view:

     

    • Blind Marking: Student information does not appear alongside responses and responses display in a shuffled order. This aids in preventing unintentional bias during marking.
    • View Graded Responses Previously-graded responses appear as part of the response queue.

     

    Update All Attempts allows you to leave identical feedback for all responses to a selected question and assign all users the same grade for the question. For example, if your question contained an error, you could send a correction comment to all respondents and give everyone who attempted the question full marks.

  1. Click Grade from the context menu of the quiz you want to grade.

1. You need to filter the quiz attempts to see the users who have started, but not submitted their quiz. Under "Restrict to", choose Users with attempts in progress.

2. Click on the magnifying glass to update your view.

3. If there are any, you will now see a list of quiz attempts that were not submitted.

It is not possible for you to grade (or autograde) a quiz attempt that has not been submitted, so you will need to enter the quiz attempt on the student's behalf, and submit it.

Please note that if the student did not save their answers while completing the quiz, those answers will not be saved in the attempt.

Click on the icon to the right of the quiz attempt, to Enter Quiz as User.

4. You can now see the first screen of the student's quiz attempt. You can page through to see the student's answers, if you wish.

To submit the quiz attempt, so that it can be graded, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on Go to Submit Quiz.

5. Click on Submit Quiz.

You will now see the list of users with attempts in progress again. Repeat the process for each unsubmitted quiz attempt.

Once you have done this for all unsubmitted quiz attempts, if your quiz is autograded, those attempts will be graded. If you need to manually grade the quiz, see the instructions above these, if needed.

Publish quiz results to Grades tool

In order to publish quiz results to the Grades tool, the quiz must be associated with a grade book item first. See Associating quiz to grades tools item for more information.

  1. Click Grade from the context menu of the quiz you want to publish scores for.
  1. Select the Published check box for every user you want to publish quiz scores for.
  2. Click Save and Close.  

 

 


Caution: watch out for...

Quiz results are not automatically exported to the grades tool. Click on the quiz for which you wish to auto-export results, click the Assessment tab and check off "Allow automatic export to grades". You must associate the quiz to a grade item for this option to be available.

The auto-export feature does not work retroactivally. If you already have students' results for that particular quiz, you can manually publish all the grades. In the context menu next to the quiz name, click Grade. Select the quiz results you wish to publish (or use the select all check box to choose all quizzes) and click Published on the right of the screen.


 

When you've finished marking your quizzes and feedback is published, you have the option to allow students to view their attempts and see how they did on each question.

If the students have not yet completed the quiz AND you want them to see their results as soon as they are done:

  1. After you've clicked on the name of the quiz from the Quizzes section of your course, click on the Submission Views.
  2. Click on Default View.
  1. Under View Details > Show Questions?, select Yes. You can choose exactly what students will see. The default will allow students to see all the questions with their responses.
  2. Click Save.

 


Caution: watch out for...

If you have already created and published your quiz results, adjusting the default view does not work retroactively. Please see the option below.


If the students have already completed the quiz OR you do not want them to see their results as soon as they are done:

  1. After you've clicked on the name of the quiz from the Quizzes section of your course, click on the Submission Views.
  2. Click "Add Additional View" which appears below the default view.
  1. Select the date and time you would like the results to be released to the students.
  2. Under View Details > Show Questions?, select Yes. You can choose exactly what students will see. The default will allow students to see all the questions with their responses.
  3. Click Save.

Delete a quiz attempt for a student

  1. From the Quizzes tool, click the context menu next to the name of the quiz in question and select Grade.
  1. Under either the Users or Attempts tab, click the check box next to the attempt(s) you wish to delete.
  2. Click the trash can icon.
  3. Click OK to delete the attempt(s).

NOTE: It may be better practice to use Special Access to give additional attempts to specific users instead. Retention policy may require that we keep all quiz attempts.