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Changing the Scoring of a Quiz Question in D2L

This document describes how to change the scoring of a quiz question in D2L.

If you wish to change how a particular question is scored, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Quizzes tool in the course navigation bar
  2. Click on the name of the quiz you wish to edit 
    (alternatively, you could access the question through the Question Library )
  3. Click on the Add/Edit button
  4. If your questions are broken down under Headings, click on the relevant heading
  5. Check the box next to the question(s) you wish to modify scoring for
  6. Click on the Edit Values link
  7. Make your scoring change to the question(s) and click on the Save button 

    Students who take the quiz from this point forward will be presented with the edited, updated version of the quiz (with your new scoring rules in place). However, students who have already taken the quiz have been graded according to your previous scoring rules, and their scores have not been changed. If you have students who have already completed the quiz and need to have their quizzes re-scored according to your new scoring rules, continue with step #8 below: 

  8. Click on the Quizzes tool in the course navigation bar
  9. Click on the drop-down arrow next to the name of the quiz you wish to have re-scored
  10. Click on Grade Quiz from the pull-down menu
  11. The next screen is set to the Users tab by default; you should click on the Questions tab
  12. Toggle the Update All Attempts button and then click on the question that needs to be re-scored

    Clicking on a question presents you with a detailed summary of that particular question, including all the versions of that question that were administered to your students (e.g., Version 1, Version 2, etc.). Below each version, you are presented with a frequency distribution of your students' responses. 

  13. Click on the Grade Version # icon (the pencil) for each version of the question. 

    For each version of the question, you have the opportunity to give selected responses a specific point value. In other words, you can direct D2L to re-score old versions of a quiz according to your new scoring rules. Alternatively, you can "throw out" a question and give all attempts full credit.

  14. Click on Save Results

All of your students' quiz attempts should now be scored (and re-scored) according to your new scoring rules. As mentioned earlier, however, you still need to make sure that a given question has been correctly changed in all locations in which it is used. For example, you might have gone into a specific quiz to edit a question, but a copy of that particular question may also exist in the Question Library. Sometimes D2L will identify copies of a question that exist elsewhere and alert you to them, asking if you wish to change all copies of that question. For unknown reasons, however, D2L is not always able to do this, so it is important that you manually verify that all copies of a question are appropriately edited.

Keywords:D2L, quizzes, quiz, scoring, question, instructor, points, point   Doc ID:39461
Owner:Todd D.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2014-04-23 14:52 CSTUpdated:2014-10-03 07:54 CST
Sites:UW Green Bay
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