Quizzes take a fair bit of work to create, but the reward for going through this process is that some or all of the questions on the quiz will grade themselves without any intervention on your part. The system requires you to enter correct answers for all Multiple Choice, True/False, Matching, etc. questions, and when a student submits their quiz, the system will apply the answer key and instantly determine the student's score on the majority of questions.

With that said, any quiz that contains Fill-In-The-Blanks, Short Answer, or Written Response questions will require some amount of manual grading after the students' submissions are received. If your quiz contains any of these questions, make sure to configure the quiz options to not automatically Set Submissions As Graded as detailed in Create a Quiz - Quiz Settings (under the Assessment Tab heading), BEFORE any students have written the quiz.

Manually Grade Questions

  1. Go to Course Tools > Quizzes.
  2. A list of quizzes in the course. Only one quiz is listed, which has 0 submissions graded out of 2 submissions received.
  3. Click the drop-down arrow beside the title of the quiz and choose Grade.
  4. Submissions listed by User. Two students have submitted to the quiz.
  5. You will be taken to a screen that lists all of the students in your class who submitted the quiz. You could grade the students' work one entire submission at a time from this screen (by clicking "Attempt 1" under any student's name and typing scores under each question). However, there is a much faster workflow that we will be using - grading all students' answers to a single question, and then moving on to all answers to the next question, etc. To access that better workflow, click on the Questions tab near the top of the screen.
  6. Grading by question. Six questions are listed, two of which are tagged as WR (Written Response) questions requiring manual grading.
  7. Locate the question you wish to grade in the list (the question type is displayed in the second column, which can help you locate Written Response (WR), Short Answer (SA), and Fill-In-The-Blanks (FIB) questions that require grading), and click on its text.
  8. You will be taken to a screen displaying the first student's answer to the chosen question. Above the answer, there is a drop-down field that you can use to display up to 20 answers at a time on a single screen.
  9. Grading all students' answers to one question. The option to view 5 answers at a time has been selected.
  10. Evaluate each student's response. Note that while there is a field to enter text feedback, students will not see text feedback unless full review has been enabled with Submission Views-- which is an option we do not recommend for most quizzes.
  11. Each time you finish a page of responses, click Save at the bottom and then advance to the next page using the arrows at the top.
  12. When you are finished grading all responses to the chosen question, click Go Back to Questions.
  13. Repeat steps 4 to 8 until all questions have been graded.

Publish Quiz Feedback

If your quiz contains manually-graded questions and you configured the system to not automatically set the students' submissions as Graded, the last step after all questions have been manually graded is to Publish.

  1. Go to Course Tools > Quizzes.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow beside the title of the quiz and choose Grade.
  3. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page. If you have enough students to make the system display their submissions on more than one page, click the drop-down at the bottom right corner to have the system display 200 Per Page.
  4. Once all submissions are displaying together on one page, click the grey multi-select arrow at the top left of the table of submissions to select all of your students' submissions, and then click Publish Feedback from the options above.
  5. The instructor is viewing the list of submissions. The multi-select checkbox has been selected, and Publish Feedback is about to be clicked.

At that moment, students will be able to see their quiz scores, and their marks will automatically be transferred to the Grade Item the Quiz is connected to.

Video: Manually Grade a Quiz