Quiz Activity: Adjusting a Quiz Grade [Faculty]

Tags quiz curving

Description

The quiz function in Moodle ISU allows instructors to set a question’s worth within the activity. Changing this worth after the quiz has already been attempted is known as curving the grade.

This Guide Will Help You to:

  • Change the maximum number of points possible

  • Remove or edit the number of points possible on a quiz question

  • Change the correct answer on a quiz question

  • Add extra credit to a quiz

  • Seek further assistance

Change the Maximum Number of Points Possible

By default, the maximum number of points possible for a quiz is set at 100. You will need to edit the default setting if you would like your quiz to be worth a different point value (for example: 20 points.)

  1. Select the quiz in your course.

  2. In the Settings gear menu, click Edit quiz.

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  1. In the upper right-hand corner locate the Maximum grade box, Enter the number of points you would like the quiz to be worth.

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  1. Click Save.

[Note: If your students have already attempted the quiz, you will need to run a regrade to make the change(s) final. See the instructions below on Regrading a Quiz.]

Remove or Edit the Number of Points Possible on a Quiz Question

To “throw out” a question out or change the number of points a specific question is worth:

  1. Select the quiz in which you wish to change a question.

  2. In the Settings gear menu, click Edit quiz.

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  1. Change the numerical value in the Maximum mark box next to each question.

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  1. Press Enter.

    1. You will need to repeat this process for each question.  You will not be able to change all of the questions at once.

[Note: If your students have already attempted the quiz, you will need to run a regrade to make the change(s) final. See the instructions below on Regrading a Quiz.]

Change the Correct Answer on a Quiz Question

You may want to change the correct answer on a quiz question because of a typing error, a poorly written question, to give credit for more than one answer, etc.

  1. Select the quiz.

  2. In the Gear icon, click Edit quiz.

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  1. Click the gear icon next to the question you would like to edit.

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  1. Scroll down to where the answer is set.

  2. Edit the grade of each possible answer by using the Grade dropdown menu.

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[Note: You can have more than one answer choice with a 100%.]

  1. Click Save changes at the bottom of the screen.

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[Note: If your students have already attempted the quiz, you will need to run a regrade to make the change(s) final. See the instructions below on Regrading a Quiz.]

Regrading a Quiz

To make changes to a quiz after students have already attempted it, you will need to regrade the quiz for the changes to take effect.

  1. Select the quiz you wish to regrade.

  2. Click Attempts.

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  1. Click Regrade all.

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[Note: You can select the “Dry run a full regrade” option as a test to view the results of the changes you have made to quiz points or question answer options before attempting a full regrade.]

  1. After the regrade has completed, Click Continue.

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  1. If the changes made to the quiz affect a student’s quiz attempt, the old grade will have a line through it and the new grade will appear below it.

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Add Extra Credit to a Quiz

[Warning: The quiz activity currently does not have a built in extra credit feature. If you would like to utilize extra credit contact the ITRC: phone - (208) 282 5880 , email itrc@isu.edu]

Seek Further Assistance

For additional assistance please contact, ITRC at (208) 282 5880 or itrc@isu.edu

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Article ID: 54532
Created
Fri 5/25/18 12:58 PM
Modified
Tue 6/23/20 10:05 AM