Grading Quizzes

Grading Quizzes

Quizzes can be graded, released and published manually or automatically by Brightspace. This article explains how to use each of the possibilities.

Read more about Creating Quizzes

Manual

  1. Click on Course Admin and select Quizzes.
  2. In the drop down menu of the quiz to be graded, select Grade.
  3. All attempts made by each student are displayed. Click on the attempt 1 to open the quiz attempt in full screen mode.
  4. All responses to the quiz are now shown and the grade can be added or changed. The feedback given can be saved as a draft or published.
  5. After evaluating, select the forward chevron to see the next student attempt.
  6. Click on Save and Close to save all feedback and grades and go back to all student attempts.

Within the Grade Quiz option, all attempts including retaken attempts can be reviewed and graded.

  1. Click on Course Admin and select Quizzes.
  2. In the drop down menu of the quiz to be graded, select Grade.
  3. Select the Publish all icon to publish the grade for the quiz and click on Save so students can see their quiz grade. Alternatively, select the checkbox next to each student, if only some students are required to be graded.

To manually export grades to Gradebook take the following steps:

  1. Go to Course Admin and click Quizzes.
  2. Click the right quiz and go to the Assessment tab.
  3. Make sure that a Grade Item is selected and Allow automatic export to grades is unchecked. Click Save and Close. 
  4. Go to the quiz and select Grade from the dropdown menu.
  5. Check the Attempts to export and click Export to Grades.
  1. Click on Course Admin and select Quizzes.
  2. In the drop down menu of the quiz to be graded, select Grade.
  3. If needed, the quiz can also be exported in an Excel or .CSV format for further evaluation as this displays all attempts and corresponding results.

Automatic

Most Question Types allow for Automatic Grading so that you do not have to grade them manually. This can save a lot of time.

Read more about Automatic grading for Questions

With Brightspace Quizzes it is possible to Automatically release the grade when a student finished his/her attempt.

  • When this setting is turned on, quizzes will be marked as graded as soon as an attempt is submitted.
  • The score displayed is only what the system can Automatically grade.  Any long response or short answer questions typically must be manually graded.
  • The students will see the default Submission View for the quiz.

Follow the steps below to use this option this:

  1. Go to the Course Admin-menu in your course and select Quizzes.
  2. In the Quiz menu, click on your Quiz.
  3. Go to the Assessment-tab
  4. Check Allow assessment to be graded immediately upon completion.
  5. Click Save and Close

Brightspace can send grades directly to the Brightspace Gradebook once they have been marked as graded. You can also use this functionality if you manually grade and release the Quiz.

This requires that a Grade item is associated with the Quiz.

Follow these steps to Automatically push the Grades to the Gradebook.

  1. Go to the Course Admin-menu in your course and select Quizzes.
  2. In the Quiz menu, click on the Quiz
  3. Select the Assessment-tab
  4. Check Allow automatic export to grades .
  5. Click Save and Close.

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