Changing an automatically graded quiz answer

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This section explains how to change an Auto Graded Quiz answer after students have submitted their responses.  If this is the result of a bad quiz question, this section will also explain how to fix the question.  Important: This procedure works for multiple choice and true/false questions, but NOT with “ordering” questions. These are the instructions to change the answer for a single question and not for a question sets.

  • Who is this for: Online Instructors
  • What is required: A Desire2Learn course with a quiz created

Step 1:  Change the test question

Follow this step if you need to create a new quiz question. This step will create a duplicate question with no current student attempts for this term in the question.

  1. Click on Quizzes from the course navigation bar.
  2. Click on the title of the quiz you want to work with.
  3. Select the Layout/Questions tab.
  4. Select Add/Edit Questions.
  5. Click the title of the question you want to edit.
  6. Change the value to the correct answer and Save.

Step 2: Adjust student scores

  1. Select Back to Quiz Layout/Questions in the upper right corner.
  2. Select Grade from the quiz navigation bar.
  3. Select the Questions  tab for this quiz.
  4. Click on the title of the question you want to work with. (If you changed the question, you will find a second question title under the Questions not being used heading.  This is the one you want to update for the students this term.)
  5. Scroll through the student responses for this question and adjust the points for those who chose the proper response but did not receive credit for it.  
  6. Click Save.

Step 3: Update scores in gradebook

Even though discussions are linked to the gradebook, they function independently. After grades have been posted to the gradebook, you must manually update any with new scores.

  1. Click on the Grade Quiz icon.
  2. Click the Select/unselect as graded icon. This will unselect all the student check boxes.
  3. Click on the Update button.
  4. Click Select/unselect as graded icon again to select them all.
  5. Click on the Update button again.
  6. Click Save.
  7. If you revisit the adjustment page, you will be able to review the Modification Log. Note that your comments, if any, are recorded here.