Grade an Assessment

How do I grade Tests & Quizzes?

Most question types in TESTS & QUIZZES are automatically graded by the system. However, you will need to manually score short answer/essay items, file uploads, and audio recordings. You may also adjust the auto-graded scores, add comments, or give partial credit.

If you would like to send your assessment scores to the Gradebook so that they can be included in the course grade calculation, see the article that describes Assessment Settings > Grading & Feedback when publishing an assessment.

  1. Go to the TESTS & QUIZZES tool from the Tool Menu of your site.

    Go to Tests & Quizzes.
  2. Select the Published Copies tab.

    Click on the Published Copies tab to view the assessments that have been released to students in your site.

    Select the Published Copies tab.
  3. Go to the assessment submissions.

    Select the Scores option from the drop-down menu for the assessment you would like to grade.

    Alternately, you may also click on the number of student submissions in the "Submitted" column to view the submissions.

    Go to the assessment submissions.
  4. Enter score adjustment and overall comments.

    To make a grade adjustment to the overall assessment score:

    1. Enter a positive or negative score into the "Adjustment" column to add or subtract points from the student's overall score.
    2. You may also enter comments in the "Comments for Student" column if you like. Students will see these comments when they view the assessment feedback. Optionally, you may also attach a file containing additional feedback. Click Add Attachments to attach a file.
    3. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and click the Update button to save your changes.

    Note: The Final Score column will display the adjusted score after you save your changes.

    Enter score adjustment and overall comments.
  5. Grade by student.

    If you would like to grade an individual student submission, click on the student's name.

    The individual student submission will be displayed, showing all of the questions and answers for that student. You may enter or modify comments and points for any of the questions in the assessments as needed. You may also add attachments to provide additional feedback for a particular question if desired.

    Click the Update button to save your changes.

    Grade by student.View and enter grades/comments for the individual student.

    View and enter grades/comments for the individual student.

    Save your changes.

    Save your changes.

  6. Grade by question.

    If you prefer to grade all of the student submissions for one question at a time, click on the Questions link in the assessment menu.

    All of the student responses will be displayed by question. To grade by question:

    1. Click the question number that you would like to grade from the list of question numbers at the top.
    2. Enter the score for each student for the selected question.
    3. Enter comments and/or add an attachment in the "Comments for Student" column if desired.

    Click the Update button to save your changes.

    Grade by question.Select the question and enter grades/comments.

    Select the question and enter grades/comments.

     Save your changes.

    Save your changes.

How do I allow a student retake an assessment?

Most assessments have a limited number of attempts. You can allow a student to retake an assessment if the student exceeds their attempts.

Students can only retake active assessments; students will not be able to retake a closed/inactive assessments.

  1. Go to the TESTS & QUIZZES tool from the Tool Menu of your site.

    Go to Tests & Quizzes.
  2. Select the Published Copies tab.

    Click on the Published Copies tab to view the assessments that have been released to students in your site.

    Screenshot of the Test & Quizzes main page with the Published Copies tab highlighted.
  3. Go to the assessment submissions.

    Select the Scores option from the drop-down menu for the assessment the student needs to retake.

    Alternately, you may also click on the number of student submissions in the "Submitted" column to view the submissions.

    Screenshot of the dropdown menu where the Scores option is highlighted.
  4. Select the Submission Status tab.

    Click the Submission Status tab to view a list of student submissions.

    Screenshot of the grading page with the Submission Status tab highlighted.
  5. Find the student and allow retake.

    Find the specific student in the submission table and click ‘Allow Retake?’

    Screenshot of a list of students in a table with the hyperlink 'Allow Retake?' highlighted.

     

  6. Click Retake.

    Confirm that you would like to allow the specific student to retake the assessment then click the Retake button.

    The student will now be able to retake the assessment, as long as it is active.

    Screenshot of a confirmation page with the Retake button highlighted.