Grade an exam


Once the exam has been ended from live view, the exam is no longer active, and students will only be able to hand in their answers through an offline answer file.

For information about shared grading, klick here.

After you have ended an exam you can now start grading.  You can find your ungraded exams under the "Ungraded" tab on your "Exams" page (see figure 8.1).

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To grade your exam, follow the instructions below:

1. Find the exam you want to grade.  Select the green "Grade" button. (see figure 8.2)

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2. Select the green “Start grading” (or “Continue grading”) button. (see figure 8.3)

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3. Choose to grade by question or by student (see figure 8.4).  The question and student you are currently viewing is highlighted in blue.

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4. Grade each question within your exam:

  • Text question:
    • Comment directly in the student’s answer by highlighting a portion of the student's response.  The annotation box will appear and you can now comment or give points to the highlighted text (see figure 8.5).
    • Provide additional comments and summarize your feedback in the box labelled “Teacher’s feedback to the student" (see figure 8.5).
    • Enter the number of points earned in the “Points” box (see figure 8.5).

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  • Single choice question:
    • Automatically corrected and scored for you.
    • You can provide comments in the box labelled “Teacher’s feedback to the student" (see figure 8.6).

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  • Multiple choice question:
    • Automatically corrected and scored for you if the student gets the answer completely correct or completely incorrect.  
    • If a student gets the answer partially correct, manually input the number of points earned in the “Points” box (see figure 8.7).
    • You can provide comments in the box labelled “Teacher’s feedback to the student.”

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  • Word gap question

Word gap questions are graded automatically. This means that if an exam consists of word gap questions only, it will be moved to ‘Graded’ right after it is ended.

The student can be graded as follows:

  • Exact match: Student's response must be an exact match to the correct answer.
  • Contains: Student's response must contain the correct answer.
  • Case sensitive: Differentiate between capital and lower-case letters.

Grading options:

All or nothing: The student must answer everything correctly to get max points. If the student miss to answer anything or answer something incorrectly, the student is awarded zero points

Right minus wrong: The student gets plus points for every correct answer and minus point for each incorrect answer.

Points per response: The student get plus points for each correct answer.

5. Set a final result (see figure 8.8)

  • You can leave a final comment for the student in the box labelled “Teacher’s final feedback to the student.”
  • Enter the final score earned.  You can enter the number of points (automatically calculated for you above) or you can enter a letter grade.

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6. Press the “Back” button in the top left corner to return to the grading overview (see figure 8.9).

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To learn how to publish results and feedback click here.

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