Set Grading Preferences and Attempts for Quizzes

The assessment tab allows you to set up the grading portion of the quiz. Some key settings are:

  • Automatic Grade: When this setting is turned on users can see their score as soon as they submit their attempt. The score displayed is only what the system can auto-grade. This setting must be turned on for grades to be automatically sent to the grade book. Note: If the quiz contains questions that cannot be auto-graded (Written Response Questions), the questions will be given a 0 until the questions are manually graded.
  • Grade Item and Auto-Export to Grades: You can attach the quiz to a grade item here. If no grade item exists, you can create it directly from this tool. If you check off Allow Auto-Export, the auto-gradable questions will feed to the grade book as soon as the quiz is submitted
  • Attempts: You can choose to allow a certain number of attempts and decide how the grade for those attempts will be calculated.
  1. On the navbar, click the Activities menu, then select Quizzes.
    Quizzes on the Nav Bar
  2. On the Manage Quizzes page, from the context menu of the quiz, click Edit.
    edit quiz
  3. Click on the Assessment tab, do any of the following:
    quiz assessment

    • In the Assessment area, select the box to Allow attempt to be set as graded immediately upon completion if you want the system to immediately auto-grade the questions that it can.
    • Use the Grade Item drop-down menu to associate the quiz with the appropriate grade item in your gradebook.
    • If you want the quiz grade to populate automatically in the grade book, check the box to Allow automatic export to grades.
      quiz assessment options
    • In the Assessment tab, in the Attempts area, set how many attempts a student can make on a quiz. If you selected to allow multiple attempts, select how multiple attempts are calculated: e.g. highest attempt, lowest attempt, average of all attempts, first attempt, or last attempt. You can also set the minimum and maximum percentage score that a learner must achieve on a previous attempt to qualify for another attempt, if you leave these boxes blank then there will be now restrictions on accessing the attempts. Note: You may have to click Save in order for the Advanced Attempt Conditions to appear.
      Quiz attempts options
  4. Click Save and Close.