Knowledgebase: Grading Students
Quizzes - Editing and Regrading Submitted Quiz Attempts

Article Last Updated June 2021

After your students have completed a quiz, if you find that it contained an unfair question (ie. the answer was coded wrong, the question was too ambiguous, etc.) you can either:

  • Change the grade for the question to ‘0’ in the Edit quiz screen so that the question doesn’t count towards the final quiz grade.

  • Edit the question using the edit icon on the Edit quiz screen, and change what you will accept as a correct answer.

  • Note: You cannot remove or add questions to a quiz once at least a single student has attempted it. You should also not make completely remove question answers after quizzes have been attempted as this can cause inconsistent or incorrect quiz scoring.

  • Embedded Answers (Cloze Questions) Advisory: Before editing and regrading Cloze questions, ensure that you do not:
    • add or delete questions
    • change the questions order in the text
    • change their question type (numerical, short answer, multiple choice)

We recommend that you make changes using the HTML text editor instead of the RTF editor in eClass to ensure that you do not accidentally inject new formats or behaviors into the Cloze question that you are modifying.

In both cases, all quiz attempts must be re-graded to update student quiz scores to reflect any changes you have made to question values or correct answers.

To re-grade quiz attempts:

  1. Access the quiz and click on the link Attempts: #.

  2. Click on Regrade all located above the listing of quiz attempts. We recommend running Dry run a full regrade to preview any changes your question edits will cause to ensure they are what you intend.

To delete quiz attempts:

In some cases, you may want to entirely remove quiz attempts (for example in cases of computer failure, illness, or if you have had colleagues or your Demo student submit attempts in testing). To do this:

  1. Access the quiz and click on the link Attempts: #.

  2. Place a check mark in the left side of the row of any attempt you wish to delete.

  3. Click the button at bottom center right Delete selected attempts.

To force submit quiz attempts:

In some rare cases, student quiz attempts may get stuck in an 'In progress' or 'Never submitted' state. If an attempt such as this has saved answers for the student that you want to save and grade, you can force submit the attempt:

  1. Access the quiz and click on the link Attempts: #.

  2. Place a check mark in the left side of the row of any attempt you wish to force submit.

  3. Click the button at bottom center Force submit selected attempt(s).

Note: There is no option in eClass to re-open an existing attempt. If encounter a scenario where an attempt has been submitted and you require  a student to continue working in the same attempt (for example if there are technical issues and the attempt gets automatically submitted by the quiz time limit), it is possible to add an override for the particular student and then change the quiz behaviour so that they can build on their last attempt. See the article Adding User Overrides to Quizzes for more information.

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