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Grading Quizzes in D2L

Some quiz questions are graded automatically by D2L, including multiple-choice, true/false, multi-select, and matching. More qualitative questions, like long-answer, must be graded manually. Whether you want to review the scores automatically assigned by D2L or manually assign them yourself, you have two options for grading quizzes: by attempt, which allows you to grade an entire quiz attempt for one student at a time, or by question, which allows you to grade one question for all students at the same time.

Grade Quizzes by Student Attempt

  1. Go to the Quizzes area in your course site.
  2. Click the dropdown arrow next to the quiz you want to grade, then select Grade. The Grade Quiz page will open to the Users tab.
  3. Under the student's name, click on the link for the quiz attempt you want to grade.
  4. Scroll down to the quiz questions, and enter feedback:
    • Enter a value in the "Score" field for questions that must be graded manually or if you want to change the score that D2L has automatically assigned.
    • Click Expand Question Feedback and enter text in the "Feedback" textbox to provide qualitative feedback.
  5. Enter text in the "Attempt Feedback" textbox at the top of the page if you want to give the student feedback on the entire quiz attempt.
  6. Click Save and Close.

Grade Quizzes by Question

  1. Go to the Quizzes area in your course site.
  2. Click the dropdown arrow next to the quiz you want to grade, then select Grade. The Grade Quiz page will open to the Users tab.
  3. Click the Questions tab to view a list of all questions on the quiz.
  4. Click the question title you want to grade. The first student's response will be displayed.
  5. Enter a value in the "Score" field (or adjust the value automatically entered by D2L if you want to change it.)
  6. Click Expand question feedback to open the "Feedback" field, and enter any qualitative feedback you want to give the student.
  7. Click Save and Continue to go to the next student.

NEXT STEPS

After you've graded your quiz, check the Grades area in your course to make sure that the scores have transferred properly. Visit the Grades guide for more information. 

You can also review statistics for your quiz, including the average overall quiz score and the average score for each question. Visit the D2L Resource Center website for more information.

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