Quiz - manually mark/grade essay (or other) questions

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Your quiz may have a range of question types, including essay and/or short answer. The Essay question is the only one designed for manual grading.
 


Manually grade automatically graded questions

If you want to manually grade questions other than the essay question (eg the Short answer question type), you will have to override the automatic mark for that question. 

  1. Click on the quiz to view in a new screen

  2. Click on the Actions menu cog in the top right corner, then select Manual grading

  3. Click on Also show questions that have been graded automatically (above the table of questions and grades)

  4. In the next screen, find the Already graded column and click on the Update grades link
    Update grades

  5. Use the Options section to choose which questions to mark and the order in which they appear

  6. Underneath the Options, you will see a list of student responses to be marked. Update each entry and save the changes


Manually grade an essay question

The Manual grading report enables markers to manually grade written submissions within a quiz. This grading method is automatic for the Essay question type (irrespective of what the quiz is set to).

  1. Open the quiz, click on the cog in the top right corner, then select Manual grading

  2. In the Questions that need grading screen, click on the grade link in the To grade column
    Questions that need grading - to grade column

  3. Use the Options section to choose which questions to mark and the order in which they appear

  4. Underneath the options, you will see a list of student responses to be marked
    Student response to be marked 

  5. Click Save and go to next page when you have finished marking all those displayed. When you have marked all of the questions, you will be prompted to return to the Questions that need grading screen, with the responses that you marked now appearing in the Already graded column.
    All selected attempts have been graded 

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