Re-Grade a Quiz

How do I Re-Grade a Quiz?

The Quiz Re-grade feature is available for instructors to change quiz questions without penalizing students who have already completed the quiz. With the Re-grade feature, instructors will be able to alter multiple choice or true/false question answers after students have completed the quiz.

When a student takes a quiz, this is what they will see:

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Note the table under the quiz settings. This table shows the student’s attempt as shown in the Gradebook (KEPT), the latest quiz attempt (LATEST), and any additional attempts. The attempts will show the duration of the quiz attempt and the score of the quiz; however the score will only show if the quiz settings allow it. The blue hyperlinks (i.e. Attempt 1, Attempt 2) will bring the student to view each attempt if the instructor has allowed students to view the quiz after completing it.

Change a Quiz Answer

In Edit Quiz Questions mode, when changing the answer to a multiple choice, multiple answer, or true/false question the following prompt will appear:

  • Award points for both corrected and previously correct answers (no scores will be reduced)
  • Only award points for the corrected answer (some students’ scores may be reduced)
  • Give everyone full credit for this question (every student will receive full points)
  • Update question without re-grading (no grades will change)

Note: Instructors will not be able to update the question without choosing one of the above options.

To reach edit a question, open the quiz and click Edit. Click the Questions tab to view all questions, and click the pencil icon next to the question that needs to be altered. Changing the text of the question itself or of the answer choices will not prompt the re-grade options to appear. Only changing the answer of a multiple choice or true/false question will prompt the re-grade options, as shown in the picture below where the answer choice A is changed to answer choice B.

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To reach this stage, open the quiz and click Edit. Click the Questions tab to view all questions, and click the pencil icon next to the question that needs to be altered. Changing the text of the question itself or of the answer choices will not prompt the re-grade options to appear. Only changing the answer of a multiple choice or true/false question will prompt the re-grade options, as shown in the picture below where the answer choice A is changed to answer choice B.

Once the quiz questions have been updated, save the quiz as normal. Just as when quizzes are normally updated, the message for unpublished changes will appear. Re-Publish the quiz so that the change is released to all students.

After the quiz has been re-published, students will be able to see an additional column in the attempts table called Re-Graded, shaded in orange. The column will show the re-graded scores of each quiz attempt. An orange bar will also appear at the top of the page reading “This quiz has been re-graded, your score was affected.”

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If students have the option to view their quiz responses, they will see exactly which questions have been edited, also denoted by an orange bar and the re-graded score in orange text.

Note: Students will only receive a notification if after the re-grade their quiz grade has changed.

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Adding a question or increasing the total number of points for a quiz

Instructors can add questions as normal; the re-grade feature does not affect this. Once a question is added and the quiz is re-published, students who have already taken the exam will not have their quiz automatically re-graded. The same will occur if the total points for each question have been increased. To correct the quiz attempts for these students, Fudge Points must be added.

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In SpeedGrader, there is a note at the bottom of the quiz attempt next to Fudge Points: “Since [student] took this quiz, the points possible for the quiz has changed by [number]. You can adjust for this change and manually add positive or negative points using this box.”

Link to a Question Bank

The Quiz Re-Grade feature does not affect Question Banks. If a quiz is linked to a Question Bank and the questions/answers in the Question Bank are altered, a re-grade option is not available. Any changes to students’ grades must be made through SpeedGrader and will not be done automatically.

If a quiz is linked to a Question Bank and the instructor later changes from one Question Bank to another, a re-grade option is not available. Like the above scenario, any changes to students’ grades must be made through SpeedGrader.