Regrade a quiz after changing a question

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If you fix a bad quiz question after students have submitted the quiz, it will need to be regraded so that students get credit for the correct answer.

  • Who is this for: Online Instructors
  • What is required: A Desire2Learn course and a quiz that has a quiz question needing to be changed after students have already submitted their quiz.

Important: this procedure only works for multiple choice and true/false questions.

Step 1: Change the quiz question

  1. From the main navigation bar, choose Quizzes
  2. Click the title of the quiz you want to work with
  3. Click the Layout/Questions tab
  4. Click the Add/Edit Questions button
  5. Click the action menu after the title of the question you want to work with and choose edit
  6. Make the changes necessary to correct the problem
  7. Click the Save button

Step 2: Adjust student responses and scores

  1. From the main navigation bar, choose Quizzes
  2. Click the action menu after the title of the question you want to work with and choose grade
  3. Click on the Questions tab
  4. When you edit a question, a duplicate new question is added to the quiz in place of the original. Students who take the quiz after you change it will be presented with the corrected version.
  5. Below Questions that are not in the quiz anymore you will find the old version of the question. This is where you adjust scoring for those who took the quiz before your change.
  6. Click the title of the question you have been working with
  7. You will be presented with a list of students who answered before the change.  Evaluate and adjust the Score box if necessary.
  8. Click the Save button
  9. Click the Go Back to Questions button

Step 3: Updating new scores in the grade book

Now that student scores have been updated in the quiz, you need to update any new scores in the grade book.

  1. From the main navigation bar, choose Quizzes
  2. Click the action menu after the title of the question you want to work with and choose grade
  3. In the Published column you will note that each attempt has a check mark in the box.  this means that the grades have been recorded in the grade book.
  4. There is an icon to the right of the column title, Select/unselect as graded icon.
  5. Click the Select/unselect as graded icon, this will remove all check marks.
  6. Click the Update button.  This will clear past scores.
  7. Click the Select/unselect as graded icon again, this will add the check marks back.
  8. Click the Update button again.  This will post the new scores.