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Step 4: Grading Assessments

Most question types in Assessments are automatically graded by the system. However, you will need to manually score fill in the blank items, essay items, file uploads, and audio recordings. You may also adjust the auto-graded scores, add comments, or give partial credit.


Grade an Assessment

1. Navigate to the Assessment tool.

2. Select the Published Assessments: released to students tab

3. You can select either the -Select Action- drop-down menu and select Scores or select the highlighted number in the Submitted column.

If multiple submissions were allowed for an assessment, you may use the drop-down list to view grades by Highest Submission or by All Submissions at the top of the screen.

4. Select the individual's name or submission ID to view their responses.

5. Find the questions that were not automatically graded. Read the response given and determine how many points the response is worth.

To view and grade the entire site's responses to an individual question, select Questions.

6. Type the point value into the points text box.

7. Once all questions have been graded, select Update at the bottom of the screen.


Other features for Grading an Assessment

Within the Total Scores page you are presented with other features that you can use to modify a student's assessment grade. These features include Applying a Single Score to Participants With No submissions, Adjusting a Score, Writing a Comment On a Student's Overall Assessment, Deleting an Assessment Attempt.

Scores for Students with No Submission

Participants who did not take an assessment may need to have their non-attempts turned updated with a score for grading purposes. 

  1. On the left Tool List of your site, select Assessments.
  2. Under the Published Assessments: released to students tab, select Scores from the drop-down Action menu next to the published assessment you wish to assign a score for.
  3.  Under the Max Score Possible, enter into the text box the score you wish to assign to all participants with no submission.
You can also select the Assign Zeros button to assign all participants with no submission a grade of 0. You are only able to assign zeros after its due date.

Apply Adjustments to a Student's Score

Users may adjust the score for an individual’s assessment without adjusting their questions' points individually. To adjust the score of a participant's score, use the following steps:

  1. On the left Tool List of your site, select Assessments.
  2. Under the Published Assessments: released to students tab, select Scores from the drop-down Action menu next to the published assessment you wish to adjust.
  3. In the Adjustment column next to the Total Score, enter the number of points you want to add to the score. To deduct points, enter a negative number using the minus (-) symbol.
  4. Select Update to save the adjusted points.

Write Comments on Overall Assessment

You may give comments on the assessment submission as a whole. To do this:

  1. In the left Tool List of your site, select Assessments.
  2. Under the Published Assessments:released to students tab, select Scores from the drop-down Action menu next to the published assessment you wish to comment on.
  3. In the scores screen, type your comments in the text box found in the Comment for Student column, next to Total Score.
  4. Select Update to save your comments.

 

Delete a Participant's Assessment Attempt

Deleting an assessment attempt removes any record of the participant's assessment submission and recorded score,  and allows them to retake the assessment. 

  1. On the left Tool List of your site, select Assessments.
  2. Under the Published Assessments: released to students tab, select Scores from the drop-down Action menu next to the published assessment you wish to delete an attempt for.
  3. Select the X located to the left of the participant's name. Any score associated with the individual's assessment will also be removed from Gradebook.
  4. Select OK to confirm.