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  • By default, students with No Submission to an assessment will have a blank, or null, grade.  The assessment will not count in their final grade until a grade has been entered for them.  You can assign the same grade, such as 0, to all students who did not submit an assessment.

    WARNING: Once a grade has been saved for a student in Tests & Quizzes, you cannot delete the grade to remove it from the student's course grade.  If you inadvertently assign a score to a student who should not have received one for an assessment using this feature, and the assessment score is being sent to the Gradebook, you will need to remove the assessment score from the student's final grade using a Grade Exclusion in the Gradebook.

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  • Most question types in Tests & Quizzes are automatically graded by the system. However, you will need to manually score short answer/essay questions, file uploads, and audio recordings. You may also adjust the auto-graded scores, add comments, or give partial credit.

    If you would like to send your assessment scores to the Gradebook so that they can be included in the course grade calculation or allow students to see an answer key or other feedback in Tests & Quizzes, see What are the Grading and Feedback options for an assessment?

    For more information on making grade adjustments to overall scores, including assigning scores to students with no submission, or grading by question, see the following articles:

    Note:

    • Tests & Quizzes will NOT automatically grade students with no submission.  If a student who did not submit an assessment should receive a grade of 0, you'll need to enter a 0 for their grade.
    • Comments cannot be added within the Tests & Quizzes tool for students with no submission and they do not have access to feedback for assessments they did not submit.  If you'd like to provide comments to a student with no submission, you might upload a file with comments to their folder in Drop Box.   If you'd like to print an answer key to an assessment to provide to students who did not submit, see How do I print an assessment (i.e. test or quiz)?
    • Once a grade has been saved for a student in Tests & Quizzes, you cannot delete the grade to remove it from the student's course grade.  If you inadvertently assign a score to a student who should not have received one for an assessment, and the assessment score is being sent to the Gradebook, you will need to remove the assessment score from the student's final grade using a Grade Exclusion in the Gradebook.
  • Updated on: Dec 18, 2018

    How do I grade Tests & Quizzes?

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  • Updated on: Dec 18, 2018

    How do I grade Tests & Quizzes?

    Most question types in Tests & Quizzes are automatically graded by the system. However, you will need to manually score short answer/essay questions, file uploads, and audio recordings. You may also adjust the auto-graded scores, add comments, or give partial credit.

    If you would like to send your assessment scores to the Gradebook so that they can be included in the course grade calculation or allow students to see an answer key or other feedback in Tests & Quizzes, see What are the Grading and Feedback options for an assessment?

    On the Total Scores screen for an assessment, you can see the total score each student received based on the points from auto-graded questions (such as multiple choice and true false).  You may adjust the students' scores and for students who submitted the assessment, you can add comments.

    For more information on manually grading individual student submissions or questions, see the following articles:

    Note:  

    • Tests & Quizzes will NOT automatically grade students with no submission.  If a student who did not submit an assessment should receive a grade of 0, you'll need to enter a 0 for their grade.
    • Comments cannot be added within the Tests & Quizzes tool for students with no submission and they do not have access to feedback for assessments they did not submit.  If you'd like to provide comments to a student with no submission, you might upload a file with comments to their folder in Drop Box.   If you'd like to print an answer key to an assessment to provide to students who did not submit, see How do I print an assessment (i.e. test or quiz)?
    • Once a grade has been saved for a student in Tests & Quizzes, you cannot delete the grade to remove it from the student's course grade.  If you inadvertently assign a score to a student who should not have received one for an assessment, and the assessment score is being sent to the Gradebook, you will need to remove the assessment score from the student's final grade using a Grade Exclusion in the Gradebook.
  • After you have created an assessment, you must publish it before students can view and submit it.  

  • Updated on: Nov 27, 2018

    How do I export and import assessments?

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  • Updated on: Nov 27, 2018

    How do I export and import assessments?

    The export and import operations allow you to download an assessment created in the Tests & Quizzes tool into an external file (Export), and to upload from such an external file, or a format-compliant file obtained elsewhere, into an assessment (Import).  The file comprises the entire assessment, including its Title, Settings, questions, and other options.

    Two export formats are available, IMS QTI-compliant XML and IMS Content Packaging.  Content Packaging will capture links and attachments in your questions and package the file as a .zip file; you must transfer links and attachments yourself if you use QTI v 1.2.  Both formats create an XML file of your questions with all the components labeled according to IMS standards.

    Tip: Many publishers provide test bank cartridges in IMS format. You may want to use this option if you are importing questions provided by your textbook publisher.

  • You can print an assessment with or without an Answer Key.

    Note: Certain types of questions may not display exactly the same way in a printout as they do for a student taking a test.  For example, if you have any Calculated Questions in your assessment, they will not display numerical values in a printout, because a single Calculated Question can contain different numbers for each student based on the variables entered.  Instead, you'll see a formula, e.g. {x} + {y} = {z}.