Most question types used in the Quiz activity are graded automatically in the CLE. This is one of the major benefits of using the CLE for online assessment. Essay questions, however, are not automatically graded by the system and must be manually graded by instructors or grading assistants.
To access Grades, Responses, Statistics, and Manual Grading:
- After all students have submitted their attempts, log in to the CLE (cle.ucsf.edu).
- Go to the CLE course where a quiz has been attempted by students.
- Click on the quiz link on the course page. For this example, we will click on Final Exam as shown below.
- While in the quiz, navigate to the gear icon and select Results to access Grades, Responses, Statistics, or Manual grading for the quiz attempts. You can also click the Attempts link from the middle of the page to access reports as shown below.
- Grades shows all the students’ attempts, along with their overall grades, and the grade for each question for the final exam. There are links to review details related to each student’s attempt.
- Responses is very similar to the Grades report, except it shows the responses the students submitted, rather than the marks (or points) they earned. It is also possible to show the question text or the right answer in this report, to compare with the other student’s response. This is helpful when the question is randomized.
- Statistics gives a statistical (psychometric) analysis of the quiz, and the questions within it. The front page of this report gives a summary of the whole test. Additionally there are links to drill down into a detailed analysis for each question. Please refer to Quiz statistics report or watch the Grading a Quiz video for more detailed information about the different types of statistics that can be collected in the CLE.
- Manual grading is used to grade essay questions and override scores for other question-types. The first screen of the report lists all the questions in the quiz that need to be, or have been manually graded. Additionally there is an option to show the questions that have been automatically graded, which is useful if you ever need override a grade for a multi-choice question for example.
To manually grade essay questions in the final exam, navigate to the gear icon, and click Manual grading (all other questions types are graded automatically by the system).
Click Also show questions that have been graded automatically to show all questions. Each row represents a different question.
To grade student responses for a question, click grade in the To grade column or click grade all in the Total column. Selecting either options will display all student responses for the essay question.
Configure the viewing options for grading essay questions. Increasing Questions per page can be helpful in large classes.
On the grading screen, you will see the following:
- The text of the essay question.
- The student’s response, shaded in white.
- A field to enter comments for the students.
- A field to enter the number of points a student earned for the question in the Point box.The maximum number of points a student can earn on a single question is displayed to the right of the Point box.
Proceed to grade each response on the page in this manner. When you are done, click the Save and go to next page button to save your work and report the grade to the gradebook.
From the gear icon, click Results, and Grades to confirm that students received a grade for the question.
When grading is finished, you can export student quiz grades to enter in another UCSF system. Choose to export grades as an Excel spreadsheet or other file type.
Need to make a change to a student’s quiz grade? You can manually override a student’s score or response for a quiz question any time after the attempt. Visit the Moodle Doc for more information on regrading CLE quizzes.
Override a Grade
To change a grade or comment on a question that has already been manually graded by the CLE, click the quiz link, go to the gear icon, click Results, and then Manual grading.
You will be returned to the Manual Grading page. Click update grades from the Already graded column to update previously graded questions.
The User Overrides feature allows instructors to provide a student, or group of students, with a specific amount of time, multiple attempts, or other options that differ from those configured on the Edit Settings page. Instructors need to configure accommodations for individual students for every quiz; it is not currently possible to apply this setting at the course level and have it affect all quizzes within that course.
Let’s create a User Override for our final exam using the following criterion:
- Harold Test Student contacted the faculty to let them know they have an accommodation that requires they receive double-time for the final exam
- Harold Test Student also contacted the faculty letting them know they were sick for the final exam, and would like to make-up the attempt on October 15
To set up a user override for a Harold Test Student:
- Log in to the CLE (cle.ucsf.edu).
- Go to the CLE course where you need to provide a user override.
- Click on the quiz link in the CLE course. Accommodations are set up after the quiz has been created. For this example, we want to set up a user override for the Final Exam to provide a student with more time.
- While in the quiz, navigate to the gear icon and click User overrides to provide a student with accommodations. Choose Group overrides to set up an override for a group of students in a CLE course (please note Groups must first be created a CLE course before setting up a Group override). For this example, we will setup a user override.
- Click the Add user override button to continue
- Configure the user override for the student using one (or a combination) of the following criterion:
- Use the Search field to find the student in the CLE course who requires an accommodation or select their name from the list of students.
- To protect the quiz, enter a password in the Require password box. This password can be different than the password configured on the quiz settings page.
- To set a different access time for the exam since Harold Test Student was absent the day of the final exam, select the enable box and enter the open and close dates and times.
- Provide more or less time for the user override in the Time limit field.
- Choose to allow the student to attempt the quiz more than once using the Attempts allowed drop-down.
- If you made a mistake while configuring the accommodation, click the Revert to quiz defaults button to remove the accommodation settings.
- Click the Save button to return to the User override page or Save and enter another override to provide another student with an accommodation.
- Review the User Override to confirm it is configured correctly. Choose from the Action column to edit the override, duplicate the override settings to apply to another student, or delete and remove the override. Add another override by clicking the Add another user override button.