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D2L: Grading a Quiz - Attempts View


Some quiz questions are auto-graded.  For example, multiple choice and True/False questions are often set up to be auto-graded, because the answers are clear and concise.  Other question types must be manually graded.  Even if questions are auto-graded, quizzes should be reviewed.  If an error is made to a correct answer, the instructor always has the ability to update a score.  There are different approaches to grading quizzes.  This quickguide provides basic information about how to grade a quiz in the Attempts View. Also see Grading a quiz in the Desire2Learn Resource Center.  (Clicking on this link will take you away from the Knowledge Base. )

  • Instructor access to a Desire2Learn Course.
  1. Log into Desire2Learn.
  2. Select a course.
  3. Click More from the navigation bar.
  4. Choose Quizzes.
  5. Manage Quizzes Homepage
  6. Click the drop-down context menu next to the quiz name and choose Grade.
  7. Quiz Context Menu
  8. The Grade Quiz screen has three tabs: Users, Attempts and Questions.  Click the Attempts tab.
  9. Grade Quiz Screen Attempts Tab
  10. Optionally, click the Display Options button to select what data will be displayed for each user.  Click the Save button to save changes to the display list, or click the Cancel button to abort the changes.  
  11. Quiz Display Options
  12. The columns that are displayed for each quiz attempt also include a column called Published. If the box is checked, it means the quiz has been graded.  The checkboxes can be removed for any one quiz or clicking the icon next to the word Published toggles all attempt as either graded or not graded.
  13. By default the View By is user view.  To view attempts organized by groups, click the drop-down arrow next to View By: and choose Groups .  Click ApplyNote: If the course has no groups defined for it, this choice will not do anything. 
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    Viewing Options
  15. To search for a particular student, first set the Search Options.  If Search Options are not visible, click Show Search Options.  Check which fields to Search In. Then enter the search criteria in the Search For text box, and click the magnifying glass.
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    Search For Options
  17. The list of students can further be restricted by making a selection from the Restrict to options. Click the drop-down arrow next to this box to choose one of the following options:
    • All attempts
    • Attempts completed within the last 30 days (additional restrictions activated)
    • Attempts completed within the last 60 days (additional restrictions activated)
    • Attempts completed within the last 90 days (additional restrictions activated)
    • Attempts that have been completed (additional restrictions activated)
    • Attempts in Progress
    • Preview Attempts
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    Viewing Options
    Depending on which Restrict To option is chosen, the following restrictions may also be available:
    • Choose Graded and Ungraded attempts, Graded Attempts, or Ungraded Attempts.
    • To restrict attempts based on score, mark the checkbox Attempts with score and then choose the logical operator (<=, <, >=.>, = or Between) and enter a percentage score.
    • To restrict attempts by when the attempt was submitted, mark the checkbox(s) Attempts submitted after, Attempts submitted before and enter the appropriate date(s). Note: Either date box can be used or both can be used together.

  19. Scroll down to the list of Attempts to complete the desired action.
  20. List of Quiz Attempts
  1. To reset (or delete) an attempt or multiple attempts, follow the instructions on how to access individual quizzes. Click the checkbox next to the appropriate attempt, and then click the trash can icon. The reset confirmation message will be displayed.
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    Delete Attempt
  3. Click the Yes button to delete the attempt.  The student will be able to retake the quiz.  Click the No button to cancel the reset.
  4. Quiz Reset Confirmation
  1. Use the arrows in the top right to move from student to student.
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    Quiz Attempt
  3. To view/grade a student submission of the quiz, follow the instructions on how to access individual quizzes. Then click the attempt that you want to view/grade.
  4. Quiz Attempt
  5. Click the drop-down arrow under Attempt to go to other attempts or the Completion Summary for this quiz. Information about the quiz and the time the student spent on the quiz is displayed by default. For more information, click Quizzes Event Log.
    Quiz Event Log
  6. Scroll through the quiz attempt to use the Auto-Grade button, manually score grade items, enter a grade, or enter feedback
  7. Quiz Grading Feedback
  8. Clicking the Auto-Grade button will reset any changes made to grading in this attempt.  
  9. Auto-grade Confirmation
  10. If you use the Auto-Grade button, click Yes to reset any changes made while grading the attempt, or click No to keep any changes made to grading.
  11. To update the final score, click the Final Score box and update.
  12. Student View Preview controls what the student will see for the quiz attempt.  To view these settings, click the drop-down arrow and choose Edit Display Settings
    • To change what the student sees, click the Override display options for this itemcheckbox.
    • Select which of the three items to show to students.
    • Click Save to keep the new settings or Cancel to abort changes.
    Student Display Overrides
  13. Check Graded to make this a valid attempt and have the score included in the overall grade calculation.  Note: Any attempt not checked will not be included in the overall grade calculation and is not viewable to the student. The choice for overall grade calculation is made on the Attempts tab of Edit Quiz.
  14. Type in feedback for the student.
  15. Scroll down.
  16. Quiz Results
  17. Each question of the quiz will appear under Quiz Results. If the question was auto-graded, the score will appear. Score can be overwritten. If the question is not auto-graded, review the answer and score. Additional feedback can be added to the question Feedback box.  If the feedbox is not visible, click Expand question feedback.
  18. To finish, click the Save and Close button to save any grading changes and return to the Grade Attempts screen. Click the Save button to save any grading changes and remain on this Grade Attempt screen.  Click the Cancel button to abort any changes made to the grading and return to the Grade Attempts screen.
  1. To add overall feedback, click the drop-down arrow under Attempt and choose Completion Summary.
  2. Quiz Completion Summary
  3. Information about the user's attempts is summarized.  Display settings can be edited by clicking the drop-down arrow under Highest Attempt and choosing Edit Display Settings. See step 25 above for information on how to edit the display settings.
  4. Scroll down to see Overall Feedback.
  5. Quiz Completion Summary Overall Feedback
  6. Feedback entered in Grade Item Public Comments will be displayed to every student who takes the quiz.  
  7. Feedback entered in Feedback is only viewed by the student.  To add a file to Feedback, click the Add a File button.
  8. Upload a File
  9. Drag one or more files here from the computer or click the Course Offering Files folder or the Locker folder to open and select one or more files from these locations.
  10. Click the Add  button to upload the file(s).  Click the Cancel button to abort this process.
  11. Once a file is added, it can be removed from the feedback by clicking the red x that appears by each file name.
  12. If you would like to record a message, click the Record Audio button to create an audio file of feedback and follow the instructions below.  Note: An audio file must be less than 1 minute in length.  Multiple audio files can be recorded and added.
  13. Record an Audio File of Feedback
    1. Click the red record button to begin recording.  Click the button again to stop recording. Note: Some type of microphone must be attached or available through the computer for this to work. Students will need to use speakers or a headset in order to hear the audio feedback.
    2. Once the file is recorded, use the Play button to review the recording.
    3. Click the Add button to save the audio file.  Click the Cancel button to abort the recording.
    4. Files attached to Feedback
    5. To remove an attached file, click the red x next to the file name. The file name will show with a line struck through the name and green arrow.  To restore the file click the green plus sign.  
    6. Click the Save and Close button to save the feedback and files and close the Completion Summary.  Click the Save button to save the feedback and files but leave the Completion Summary open.  Click the  Cancel button to not save any feedback.
If you have questions, please contact the DLC Help Desk at 608.342.1303, or 877.854.3083. You can also visit the DLC Help Desk's web page for information on hours of availability.

Keywords:Quickguide Grading Quiz Attempts View Desire2Learn D2L   Doc ID:54181
Owner:Beth A.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2015-07-21 14:10 CSTUpdated:2018-02-18 13:09 CST
Sites:UW Platteville
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