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Grading by Attempts

To grade a quiz by attempt:

1. Click the down arrow to the right of the quiz you would like to grade and select Grade.

Grade Quiz screen - Select Attempts tab

2. You will arrive on the Users tab of the Grade quiz page. To grade by attempt click the Attempts tab.

Within the Attempts tab the following options exist:

3. Export to CSV file: Click this button if you would like to export the results of the quiz attempts to a CSV file. The Users and Attempts tab generate the same CSV file.

Grade by Users screenClick to enlarge image

4. Export to Excel: Click this button if you would like to export the results of the participants' quiz attempts directly into an Excel spreadsheet. The Users and Attempts tab generate the same Excel spreadsheet.

5. Export Event Logs: Click this button if you would like to export the event log to a CSV file. The Users and Attempts tab generate the same CSV file. This file contains the following information:

  • Names of those who took a quiz attempt
  • The date of each user attempt
  • The time each user entered a quiz, saved an answer/page, submitted their quiz, and completed their quiz

6. Display Options: Click this button if you want to modify what is displayed in the list of quiz results. Options include: Id, Quiz Score, Percent, Completed (Date & Time), and Allow Reset (Displays checkboxes under Published column).

7. View By: This option allows you to specify whether to view quiz results by User, Groups or Sections. To switch what you are viewing by, select the desired option; then click the Apply button.

8. Search For: If you would like to search for the quiz attempt of a specific participant, type in their first and/or last name, then click the Search Glass button .

9. Restrict to: If you would like to filter which quiz attempts are shown based on the status of the participant's quiz attempt, click the down arrow to the right of Restrict to, then select one of the following options:

  • All Attempts: Displays all participants.
  • Attempts completed within the last 30, 60, or 90 days: Depending on the number of days selected, the search results will display only participants who have completed the quiz in the past 30, 60, or 90 days.
  • Attempts that have been completed: Display only participants who have completed a quiz attempt.
  • Attempts in Progress: Displays only participants who have started a quiz but have not submitted it. This option is helpful if you want to view any quizzes that participants started and thought they fully submitted but didn't.
  • Preview Attempts: Displays quiz attempts made by those who have previewed the quiz and selected the Allow this preview attempt to be graded in the Grade Quiz area check box. For more information about previewing a quiz visit the Quiz Preview help page. Students cannot preview a quiz.

Additional Restrict to options:

If you have selected any of the Attempts completed with the last xx days options, you will be presented with the following additional options:

Graded/Ungraded Attempts: Select whether you want to view Ungraded Attempts, Graded Attempts, or both.

  • Attempts with score: If you would like to view only attempts with a specific score or score range, check the box next to Attempts with score, select a symbol (<,=,>, between) and enter a score in the % box.

If you selected the Attempts that have been completed option you will have, in addition to the options above, the option to filter search results by the date the attempts were submitted using the following options:

  • Attempts submitted after: Check this box and specify a date if you would like to filter the search results to quiz attempts submitted after a specific date.
  • Attempts submitted before:  Check this box and specify a date if you would like filter attempts submitted before a specific date.

Once you have selected the desired Restrict to options click the Search Glass button to return the results.

Select quiz attemptClick to enlarge image


10. Once you have the desired list of participant quiz attempts click on the attempt # link beneath the participant's name to view their quiz attempt.

You will arrive at the Grade Attempt page. Before beginning the grading process it is worth noting the following:

Select attempt and view quiz event logAttempt: If the participant took multiple attempts at the quiz, you can use this option to easily switch between attempts or to view the participant's completion summary.

Quizzes Event Log: Click this link if you would like to view how the participant interacted with the quiz during this attempt. The Event Log displays information pertaining to when a participant first started the quiz, when they saved questions and pages of questions, when they moved from page to page, if they re-entered the quiz, and when the quiz was submitted. Check the show IP address box if you want to see the IP address of the computer they were on when taking the quiz. This is useful if you want to identify if a participant changed computers or internet locations when re-entering the quiz.

To grade the quiz attempt, you have the following options:

Options for grading a participants quiz attemptClick to enlarge image

11. Auto-Grade: By default D2L auto-grades all quiz attempts and questions with the exception of Long Answer questions and quiz attempts submitted late to a quiz using the quiz restriction Use Late Limit of __ minutes:. Since Long Answer questions are subjective, D2L is unable to grade them; they are assigned a score of 0. To correct this you will need to manually score each question (see bullet 13). If the quiz attempt needs to be auto-graded because it was submitted late, you can have D2L auto-grade the quiz by clicking the Auto-Grade button. On the confirmation page that opens click the Yes button to override all existing scores for the quiz attempt.

12. Final Score: This field contains the calculated sum of all points across all questions in the quiz. If you want to alter the final score without modifying the scores for individual questions you may enter the score here directly.

13. Student View Preview: This allows you to see how the quiz score will appear to the participant when viewing their quiz submission.

14. Graded: Check this box to mark the quiz as graded if you want the participant to be able to view their score in the quiz submission screen and/or gradebook.

15. Attempt Feedback: You may enter feedback for the participants full quiz attempt in this field. If you prefer to leave feedback on specific questions, you can do so by clicking the Expand question feedback link beneath each question.

16. Score: The Score field exists beneath each question in the quiz. To manually grade a question, type the desired score directly into this field.

Grade Quiz 'Save and Close' and 'Save' buttons17. When you have finished scoring this quiz attempt, click the Save and Close button to save your changes and return to the list of quiz attempts or click the Save button to save your changes and remain within this quiz attempt.

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