1. Configuring a Quiz for Automatic Grading
    1. Linking a Quiz to a Grade Item
  2. Manually Grading Quizzes
    1. Grading Quizzes by Student Attempt
    2. Grading Quizzes by Question 
    3. View a Quiz Attempt in Progress and Submit on a Student’s behalf
    4. Regrade a Quiz

Quizzes in Brightspace can be graded automatically or manually. You can configure a quiz for automatic grading by associating your quiz with a grade item.  There are some instances where you may need to manually grade a quiz attempt, such as re-grading a question or grading an essay question.

Configuring a Quiz for Automatic Grading

To grade a quiz in Brightspace, you need to link a grade item to the quiz. Associating a quiz with a grade item will automatically sync the quiz scores with the gradebook.

NOTE: For quiz grade items that are connected to the gradebook, you will need to hide the grade item from the students until you are ready to release the grades. See Showing/Hiding Grades for instructions on how to hide grade items.

How can I verify that a quiz is linked to a grade item?

A quiz that is linked to a grade item will be indicated with a Ribbon Icon on your Manage Quizzes page (see example below). Hover your cursor over the Ribbon Icon to view the name of the associated grade item. 

→You can also verify that your assignment is associated to a grade item in your gradebook. For instructions, see the Setting up Grades page.

Linking a Quiz to a Grade Item

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid , then search for your course name or select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click Tools in the course navbar.       
  4. In the drop-down menu, select Quizzes. You will be taken to the Manage Quizzes page.
  5. Locate an existing quiz or create a new quiz.
    • To edit an existing quiz: Click the arrow next to the quiz you want to connect to a grade item and select Edit Quiz.
    • To create a new quiz: Click the New Button and select New quiz.
  6. Click the Assessment tab.
  7. Do one of the following:
      • Select a grade item from the Choose a grade item drop-down menu
      • Click New grade item to create a new item (see instructions below)
  8. Click Save and Close when you are finished editing your settings.

To create a new grade item within a Quiz:

  1. Under the Evaluation and Feedback heading, click New Grade Item.
  2. Choose one of the following grade item types:
    • Numeric – Grade users by assigning a value out of a specified total number of points.
      E.g. 8/10
    • Selectbox – Grade users by selecting the grade scheme level that best matches their achievement.
      E.g. “Very Good” or “B+”
  3. Enter the name of the Quiz in the Name field. 
  4. Include a Short Name (abbreviated item name) for the gradebook, if needed.
  5. If you have set up categories in your gradebook, select a grade category from the drop-down menu.
  6. Enter the maximum points (your grading range) students can receive for the assignment.
  7. Enter the weight (%) that you want the grade item to contribute to the category or final grade.
  8. The default grading scheme (how student’s will view their grades) is Percentage. To adjust how grades will be displayed, click the Grade Scheme drop-down menu and select one of the options (e.g. Pass/Fail, Letter Grades)
  9. Click Save.

Manually Grading Quizzes

Grading Quizzes by Student Attempt

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid , then search for your course name or select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click Tools in the course navbar.       
  4. In the drop-down menu, select Quizzes. You will be taken to the Manage Quizzes page.
  5. Find the Quiz you want to grade, then click the arrow next to the quiz name.
  6. In the drop-down menu, select Grade.                                                       
  7. Under the Users tab, you will see a list of student quiz attempts. You can also access attempts under the Attempts tab.
  8. Click the attempt for the student you want to grade. A new page will open where you can grade the attempt and enter feedback.
    TIP: Use the View By drop-down menu or the search options to filter the attempts.
  9. Scroll down the page to view all responses to the quiz questions. You will see questions that are auto-graded indicated next to the question Score. A red X indicates the student did not answer the question correctly. The blue arrow indicates the correct answer (see example below). 
  10. Enter a score in the Score field for each question. Any question that is not auto-graded will be required to have a score entered.  By default, a 0 is awarded to the student for any non-auto-graded questions.  
  11. The Final Score will automatically update. You have the option to override the final calculation by entering a score in this field.
  12. Click Expand Question Feedback to enter feedback. A feedback box will appear where you can enter feedback specific to the question. This feedback will be visible to students in the gradebook.                                                                 
  13. Click Publish to make the updated grade(s) visible to students. Click Save Draft if you want to publish at a later date. Continue to the next student by toggling to a new attempt using the navigation arrows on the top-right side of the page. 

Grading Quizzes by Question 

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid , then search for your course name or select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click Tools in the course navbar.       
  4. In the drop-down menu, Quizzes. You will be taken to the Manage Quizzes page. 
  5. Find the Quiz you want to grade, then click the arrow next to the quiz name.
  6. In the drop-down menu, select Grade.
  7. Click the Questions tab.                           
  8. You have two options for grading questions. Choose one of the following:
    • Grade Individual Responses – grade one quiz question at a time
    • Update all attempts – grade all quiz questions at the same time

To grade an individual response:

  1. Click Grade Individual Responses. You have two additional options for grading an individual response:
    • Blind Marking – Grade responses display in a shuffled order.
    • View Graded Responses Previously-graded responses appear as part of the response queue.
  2. Click on a question name.
  3. Read through the student’s response and enter a score in the Score box.  
  4. Click Expand Question Feedback to enter feedback (if applicable). 
    TIP: Your instructor may provide a marking guide or rubric to follow. Always clarify distinguishing between scores before grading questions.
    TIP: Especially for short answer or essay style questions, giving effective and constructive feedback will help the student understand the grading of questions. It is encouraged to use the question feedback box for non auto-graded questions.
  5. Click Save 
  6. At the top there will be a numbers and arrows to toggle to the next student. Continue grading until complete.                                                         

To update all attempts:

  1. Click Update all Attempts.
  2. Click on a question name.
  3. You will be taken to the Update All Attempts page. Under Grading Type, you have the following options:
    • Give points to all participants – If you would like to give points to all participants for a specific question, follow the instructions below:
      1. Select Give points to all participants.
      2. Enter the number of points in the text box.
      3. Enter comments in the HTML editor (optional)
      4. Click Save.
      5. Click Yes to apply the points. You will see a new entry in the Modifications Log.
    • Give points to attempts with specific answer – If you would like to give points to all participants that chose a specific answer, follow the instruction below:
      1. Select Give points to attempts with answer.
      2. Depending on the question type, you may need to select the answer from a drop-down menu or enter the answer in a text box.
      3. Enter the number of points in the text box.
      4. Enter comments in the HTML editor (optional)
      5. Click Save.
      6. Click Yes to apply the points. You will see a new entry in the Modifications Log.

You have now graded a quiz from the Questions Tab.

View a Quiz Attempt in Progress and Submit on a Student’s behalf

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid , then search for your course name or select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click Tools in the course navbar.       
  4. In the drop-down menu, select Quizzes. You will be taken to the Manage Quizzes page.
  5. Find the Quiz you want to grade, then click the arrow next to the quiz name.
  6. In the drop-down menu, select Grade.
  7. Under the Users tab, click Show Search Options.
  8. In the Restrict to drop-down menu, select Users with Attempts in Progress.
  9. Click the magnifying glass icon in the search field.
  10. You will see a list of quiz attempts that are in progress. Click on a student’s attempt to view the attempt in progress. To submit on a student’s behalf, follow the instructions below.

To Submit on a Student’s Behalf:    

  1. Click the icon next to a quiz attempt to enter the quiz as a user.         
  2. You will be prompted to confirm that you want to enter the quiz as a user in the pop-up window. Click Yes.
  3.  You will now see the first page of the student’s quiz attempt. Click Next page to navigate to the next question.
  4. When you are ready to submit on the student’s behalf, click Submit Quiz.
  5. You will see a Quiz Submission Confirmation page. Click Submit Quiz.

You have now submitted a quiz on a student’s behalf. 

Regrade a Quiz

If you need to adjust a quiz question after the quiz end date, you will need to re-grade the quiz. For example, you will need to re-grade your quiz if you notice an error in an auto-graded answer, or if you want to award all students a certain grade for a quiz question. You can re-grade a specific question to give credit to all students, or those with a particular answer.
  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid , then search for your course name or select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click Tools in the course navbar.       
  4. In the drop-down menu, select Quizzes. You will be taken to the Manage Quizzes page.
  5. Find the Quiz you want to re-grade, then click the arrow next to the quiz name.
  6. In the drop-down menu, select Grade.
  7. Click the Questions tab.                           
  8. Select Update all Attempts.
    NOTE: By default “Grade individual Responses” is selected as well as “View Graded Responses”.
  9. Under the Users tab, click Show Search Options.
  10. In the Restrict to drop-down menu, select Users with Attempts in Progress.
  11. Locate the quiz question you want to regrade and click on the question name.
  12. A new Update all Attempts page will open. Next, determine the Grading type you want to use: 

Give points to all participants 

  1. Select  Give to all attempts ____ points. 
  2. Enter the number of points in the text box.                 
  3. If you want to leave a comment, enter it in the comment box.
    TIP: You may want to communicate to your learners exactly why the point value had been modified from the original quiz setup when they wrote. A sentence or two may eliminate emails inquiring about the adjustment. 
  4. Click Save. 
  5. You will be prompted to confirm that you want to change the grade values for these attempts. Click Yes.
  6. You will see a new entry in the modifications log after the page refreshes. If you need to adjust more questions, click Go Back to Questions and repeat steps a-e. 

Give points to all participants with a specific answer

  1. Select Give to attempts with answer __ points. 
  2. Select from the drop down menu the answer number that is listed above that you want to give points for.
  3. Enter in the text box how many points you want to give them for the indicated response 
  4. If you want to leave a comment ,enter it in the comment box. 
  5. Click  Save. 
  6. You will be prompted to confirm that you want to change the grade values for these attempts. Click Yes.
  7. You will see a new entry in the modifications log. If you need to adjust more questions, click Go Back to Questions.

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