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Releasing quiz results to students

Quiz submission views control the ability for students to review the results of a quiz. Instructors can choose to allow students to see the questions they answered incorrectly, question feedback and if desired, the correct answers to questions.

  • What is required: A D2L Brightspace course and a Quiz already created

Video tutorial:

Default view vs. Additional view

In Submission Views you can set up more than one set of conditions. By default, only a student’s overall quiz score is displayed on the quiz submission confirmation page, if you had checked the box for Allow attempt to be set as graded immediately upon completion in the Assessment tab of Quiz settings.

  • You can use change the Default view if you want students to be able to see the quiz result right away after they submit the quiz.
  • If you want to wait until all students have completed the quiz or after the quiz has ended, don’t change the Default View. You can set up an Additional view, to release any or all of the quiz question options for a set period of time.  Preventing students who take the quiz early from sharing their results with others because they have seen which questions they missed.

Step 1: Show quiz results and question feedback

If you have a quiz with written response questions that you need to manually grade or to add question feedback to a student’s quiz attempt, you will need to set the Submission Views tab.

You customize what view to show in the quiz results. Regardless of which one to use, general rule of thumb is to let them see the questions with all user responses- that will show your feedback. At this point you can choose whether or not to let them see the answers. I would also suggest checking the Show Question score and out of score, to see a running total. Note that Submission Views do not take effect until the quiz scores have been published.

Option 1: Using default submission view
  1. Click on the title of the quiz you want to work with.
  2. Click on the Submission Views tab.
  3. Click on Default View link
  4. View Details
    1. Show Questions? Yes (Recommended)
    2. Choose one of the following options: what you want students to see:
      • Show questions answered incorrectly (Recommendation #2, display only incorrect answered questions and any instructor feedback)
      • Show questions answered correctly (display only correct answered questions and any instructor feedback)
      • Show all questions without user responses (display all questions without user responses or any instructor feedback)
      • Show all question with user responses (Recommendation #1, display all questions, user responses, and instructor feedback)
    3. Show question answers is checked (Recommended)
    4. Show question score and out of score is checked (Recommended)
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  5. Score: Show attempt score and overall attempt score is checked (Recommended)
  6. Statistics (optional)
    • Show class average checkbox
    • Show score distribution checkbox
  7. Click on the Save button
  8. Click on the Save and Close button
Option 2: Using an additional view

You can create an additional view that will allow students to see which questions they got right or wrong for a set period of time.

  1. Click on the title of the quiz you want to work with
  2. Click on the Submission Views tab
  3. Leave Default View alone and create additional views. Follow step 2a through 2c.
Step 2a: Create a Show Results view
  1. Click on the Add Additional View button
  2. Name this view (e.g., “show results“). Your students won’t see this.
  3. View Restrictions
    1. Set the date and time when you want this view become active.  This date will probably be after the quiz end date or after all students take the quiz
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    2. IP Address is unchecked (optional and not common)
      If you enabled IP restrictions when students took the quiz, you can check this setting to transfer these IP restrictions to the submission view. This means that students can only access the submission view if they are connecting via an approved IP address. This can be useful if you want students to only access the quiz and submission view in a single location, such as on campus testing center location.
    3. Choose Attempt # from the drop-down action menu, If you let students to take the quiz more than 1 attempt (Edit Quiz > Assessment tab).
      This feature allows you to limit the submission view based on the attempt completed. For example, you may want students to just see their score on their first attempt, but see all of the questions they answered incorrectly on the second attempt. When using attempts to limit the submission view, you can also limit it based on the score achieved, setting a Min Score and Max Score range.
      Note: You must always set up a score range when using the Attempt feature. Failure to do so will set both the Min Score and Max Score to 0, which means only students who got a 0 will be able to see the submission view (e.g., Min Score is 0% and Max score is 100% will allow students who score between 0 to 100% to be able to see this view)
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    4. Limited Duration – Check the “Limited Duration” box if you want students to only be able to access the submission view for a short period of time immediately after completing the quiz.
      Note: This box should not be used if you want to let students review at a future date (e.g., at an in-class review a week later, after all other students have submitted). Enter how many minutes they can view it
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  4. View Details
    1. Show Questions? Yes (Recommended)
    2. Choose one of the following options: what you want students to see:
      • Show questions answered incorrectly (Recommendation #2, display only incorrect answered questions and any instructor feedback)
      • Show questions answered correctly (display only correct answered questions and any instructor feedback)
      • Show all questions without user responses (display all questions without user responses or any instructor feedback)
      • Show all question with user responses (Recommendation #1, display all questions, user responses, and instructor feedback)
    3. Show question answers is checked (Recommended)
    4. Show question score and out of score is checked (Recommended)
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    5. Score: Show attempt score and overall attempt score is checked (Recommended)
    6. Statistics (optional)
      • Show class average checkbox
      • Show score distribution checkbox
  5. Click on the Save button to save this additional view
Step 2b: Create a Close Results view

IMPORTANT: This second additional view will “turn off” the first additional view as only the most recent submission view is the active one. This ensures that quiz questions and answers are not available past the time you plan to have it available and is particularly important if you plan to copy the quiz to another term. Failure to “turn off” the first additional view will allow students in future terms to use the view right after completing the quiz, which could facilitate cheating. Even if you do not plan on reusing the quiz in the future, setting up a “turn off view” is a best practice that prevents future problems.

  1. Click on the Add Additional View button
  2. Name this view (e.g., “close results“). Your students won’t see this.
  3. View Restrictions
    1. Set the date and time when you want to turn off this view.  This date will probably be after the date you set up in the previous Step 2a
      quiz-submission views-add view-turn off-date and time
    2. IP Address is unchecked (optional and not common)
      If you enabled IP restrictions when students took the quiz, you can check this setting to transfer these IP restrictions to the submission view. This means that students can only access the submission view if they are connecting via an approved IP address. This can be useful if you want students to only access the quiz and submission view in a single location, such as on campus testing center location.
    3. Choose Attempt # from the drop-down action menu, If you let students to take the quiz more than 1 attempt (Edit Quiz > Assessment tab).
      This feature allows you to limit the submission view based on the attempt completed. For example, you may want students to just see their score on their first attempt, but see all of the questions they answered incorrectly on the second attempt. When using attempts to limit the submission view, you can also limit it based on the score achieved, setting a Min Score and Max Score range.
      Note: You must always set up a score range when using the Attempt feature. Failure to do so will set both the Min Score and Max Score to 0, which means only students who got a 0 will be able to see the submission view (e.g., Min Score is 0% and Max score is 100% will allow students who score between 0 to 100% to be able to see this view)
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    4. Limited Duration is unchecked
  4. View Details
    1. Show Questions? No (Recommended)
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    2. Score: Show attempt score and overall attempt score is checked (Recommended)
    3. Statistics (optional)
      • Show class average checkbox
      • Show score distribution checkbox
  5. Click on the Save button to save this additional view
Step 2c: Saving submission views
  • Click on the Save and Close button to save your changes
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Step 2: Previewing the Quiz

Once you make changes to the quiz settings, preview it to make sure everything is correct before students start taking it.

  1. Click on Quizzes from the course navbar
  2. Click on the drop-down action menu next to the quiz title
  3. Choose Preview
  4. The Preview Quiz page will open. Select the Start Quiz! button
  5. The quiz will open. Review the quiz and select or enter answers
  6. Click Submit Quiz to preview Submission views or to grade the preview attempt (optional)
  7. Allow this preview attempt to be graded in the Grade Quiz area is checked to record the preview attempt and allow it to be graded (optional)
  8. Click on the Exit Preview button to close the preview page

NOTE: If the quiz has a randomized subset of questions, the quiz will need to be previewed multiple times to see all of the questions.

Student view after submitting a quiz

There are various ways to set the quiz and control what you want students to see after they submit the quiz. Below are scenarios and conditions to control what the students can see.

Scenario 1: Students see nothing

Conditions:

  • Allow attempt to be set as graded immediately upon completion is unchecked (Edit quiz > Assessment tab)
  • Not changing anything in the Submission Views tab

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Scenario 2: Students only see their score

Conditions:

  • Allow attempt to be set as graded immediately upon completion is checked (Edit quiz > Assessment tab)
  • Not changing anything in the Submission Views tab

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Scenario 3: Students see nothing

Conditions:

  • Allow attempt to be set as graded immediately upon completion is unchecked (Edit quiz > Assessment tab)
  • Change the Default View in the Submission Views tab
    • Show Question? Yes
    • Choose Show all questions with user responses
    • Show question answers is checked
    • Show question score and out of score is checked

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Scenario 4: Student see their score and quiz result

Conditions:

  • Allow attempt to be set as graded immediately upon completion is checked (Edit quiz > Assessment tab)
  • Change the Default View in the Submission Views tab
    • Show Question? Yes
    • Choose Show all questions with user responses
    • Show question answers is checked
    • Show question score and out of score is checked

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