Grading Exams/Quizzes in Brightspace

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Last Updated: September 13, 2023
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This article will show you how to grade your student's exams/quizzes via the Exam/Quiz tab in the Navbar. If you would like to learn how to grade via the Quick Eval tool, check out these slides. 

If you notice that your exam/quiz is not appearing in your Gradebook, you may have to link it to your Grades. To learn how to do this, check out this article. If you verified that your exam/quiz is linked to your Grades, but your student's results are still not showing there, you may have to enable the Synchronize to Grade Book setting. This article will describe how to complete this.
  1. Go to the Exams/Quizzes Tab of your course
  2. Click the downward facing arrow next to the exam/quiz you wish to evaluate and select Grade
    Image of the grade button in the exam/quiz area. This is appearing because the arrow next to a particular quiz was clicked on.
  3. Find the student you wish to begin evaluating, and click the attempt link under their name
    Image of the quiz attempt link for a student
  4. If you have a quiz with questions that are automatically evaluated (multiple choice, true/false, etc) you will see an attempt grade for the student which can be overridden. Below this area, you have an area to leave overall feedback on the student's attempt.
    Image of the attempt grade (which is the overall grade) and attempt feedback field
  5. Any question that was automatically evaluated will say (auto-graded) next to the score area, and any question that requires a manual evaluation will say (not auto-graded) next to it's score area. Scores for auto and non auto graded questions can be manually overridden. Any change to a score of a question will reflect in the attempt grade.
  6. For each question, you can click the Expand Question Feedback area to leave feedback on individual questions. Please note that individual question feedback will not appear unless you make questions available to students after their attempt. Click here to learn how to do this. 
    Image of a question that was auto graded with a section below to add feedback
    Image of a question that was manually graded with a section below to add feedback
  7. Choose Publish to release the grade to the student or Save Draft to save your evaluation
  8. Once you have finished evaluating your student, you can move on to another student's attempt by clicking the arrows at the top right of the screen.
    Image of the arrows to toggle between user submissions

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