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How do I regrade a quiz activity? [Moodle version 3.2]

 
 

Occasionally, you will find that one of the questions on a quiz activity is incorrect or invalid. You have a number of options available to you to address this and regrade a quiz activity.

  1. You can adjust the problematic question, and run a regrade for all (or selected) quiz attempts.
  2. You can review the responses and manually adjust the points for that question for students who were impacted on a one-on-one basis.
  3. You can override the student grades directly in the gradebook.

Below you can find the steps for each of these approaches.

Note: If your students cannot currently see their quiz grades due to the quiz ‘Review options’ setting, adjusting or overriding the grades will not make the quiz grades visible. Please explore the FAQs, “Why can’t make students see their quiz grades?” or “What do the ‘Review options’ on the ‘Quiz settings’ page mean?” for assistance.

 

Adjusting the Problematic Question & Regrading the Quiz

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  1. Login to Moodle and click on the necessary course.
  2. Locate the quiz activity on the main page of your course and click on it.
  3. From within the quiz activity, locate the gray ‘edit’ gear wheel in the upper right corner of the main section. Click on the wheel.
  4. From the drop-down menu that appears, click on the ‘Edit quiz’ option.
  5. On the ‘Edit quiz’ page, locate the problematic question.
  6. Click on the ‘edit’ gear wheel just to the left of the question name.
  7. On the editing question page, scroll down to the answers section.
    1. If you wish to let every student that answered the question get it correct (in essence ‘throwing out’ the question), you can assign every answer a grade of 100%. If a student skipped the question for any reason, they will not get credit.
    2. If you wish to simply adjust the question to have the correct/different answer earn the credit, change that answer’s grade value to ‘100%’ and change the previous ‘correct’ answer’s grade value to ‘None.’
  8. Once you adjusted the grade values, scroll down and click the ‘Save changes’ button. You will be brought back to the ‘Editing quiz’ page.
  9. From the ‘Editing quiz’ page click on the ‘Attempts’ to move to the page of student responses.
    As a side note, you can also reach this page from the initial quiz activity screen from the gear gear wheel drop-down menu’s option ‘Results.’
  10. On the ‘Results’ page scroll down past the student attempts. Either check the impacted students or click the ‘Select all’ link at the bottom to select every attempt.
  11. Then, underneath the listed attempts, click the ‘Regrade selected attempts’ button.
  12. Once the regrade has run, you will receive a successful notice. The more attempts you have and/or the more questions you have changed, the longer it will taken to run the regrade.
  13. When the regrade is done, click the ‘Continue’ button to return to the ‘Results’ page.
  14. Now when you scroll down and review the attempts you will notice indication of which questions were impacted by the regrade. In the example below, question 5 is the one we updated.
    1. Trinity Student 55 had gotten question 5 incorrect initially, but had, in fact, selected the correct answer. So when the quiz was regraded, their grade went up for both that question and the quiz total.
    2. Trinity Student 54 had selected the answer that was initially marked as correct for question 5, but was, in fact, incorrect. When the quiz was regarded, their grade went down for both that question and their quiz total grade.
    3. Trinity Student 53 did not answer question 5 so their question grade and quiz total grade did not change.
  15. All of the changes are indicated with the previous values being struck-through.

Reviewing the Responses & Manually Adjusting the Points

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  1. Login to Moodle and click on the necessary course.
  2. Locate the quiz activity on the main page of your course and click on it.
  3. From within the quiz activity, locate the gray ‘edit’ gear wheel in the upper right corner of the main section. Click on the wheel.
  4. You can get to any individual student’s responses in two ways: the “Results” page or the “Responses” page. We’ll walk through the “Results” page first. (Jump down to the “Responses” page approach.)
  5. From the drop-down menu that appears, click on the “Results” option.
  6. On the results page, locate the student in questions and click the “Review attempt” under their name.
  7. In the window which pops-up, scroll down to locate the specific question.
  8. Underneath the correct answer notice, click on the “Make comment or override points” link.
  9. Enter any comments you wish to share and adjust the points accordingly.
  10. Scroll down and click the “Save” button.
  11. Now you’ll notice an additional line under “Response history” indicating the changes you’ve made.
  12. Scroll down to the bottom of the attempt you are viewing and click the “Finish review” link in the bottom right corner.
    The points for this student’s quiz have now been updated. You may need to refresh to page to see the changes take place.
  13. The other approach is to go through the “Responses” page.
  14. From the main quiz activity page, click on the gray edit gear wheel in the upper right.
  15. From the drop-down menu that appears, click on the “Responses” option under the “Results” section.
  16. On the “Responses” page, locate the student in question and then locate their response to the specific question in question. Click on the answer for which you wish to adjust the points.
  17. Once you are viewing the student’s attempt, either in full or by that specific question, click on the “Make comments or override points” link under the answer section.
  18. Enter any comments you wish to share and adjust the points accordingly.
  19. Scroll down and save your changes.
  20. Now you’ll notice an additional line under “Response history” indicating the changes you’ve made. Scroll down close out of the remaining pop-up windows by clicking the “Close the window” button or simply X-ing out of the windows.
  21. Your change will be saved. You will need to refresh the page to see the changes on the “Results” or “Responses” page.

Overriding the Quiz Grade in the Gradebook

Note: This is also how you would enter a zero for a student who did not take the exam.

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  1. From the main page of your course, look in your left column (with the purple background). If you do not see your left column, click on the menu icon in the upper left corner (with the three gray lines) to expand the column.
  2. Click on the ‘Grades’ link in the left column.
  3. On the ‘Grader report’ screen, turn on the editing capabilities by clicking the ‘Turn editing on’ button in the upper right corner.
  4. You will know the editing is on when there are boxes for each student for each assignment.
  5. Locate the quiz item in question. Enter the grade, adjust grade, and enter zero for the students in question.
  6. Scroll back over to the left column, underneath the names, and click the “Save changes” button.
  7. You will notice that the background for the grade cells which you just adjusted have now turned a light tan color. This indicates that these grades have now been overridden in the gradebook. The grades from the quiz activity for these students will no longer automatically update in the gradebook.

NOTE: Should you need to have the gradebook pull from the quiz activity again, you can always remove the override for the cell. Click on the gray ‘edit’ gear wheel and uncheck the box next to ‘Overridden.’ You can find the detailed step-by-step instructions for this process in the FAQ, “How do I remove an override from my gradebook?”

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