Grade assessment submissions by question

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Most question types in Tests & Quizzes are automatically graded by the system. However, you will need to manually score short answer/essay questions, file uploads, and audio recordings. You may also adjust the auto-graded scores, add comments, or give partial credit. For more information and additional options for grading assessments, see the following article: Grade tests and quizzes.

Go to Tests & Quizzes

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Select the Tests & Quizzes tool from the Tool Menu of your site.

Select the Published-All View.

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Select the Published-All option in the View drop-down to view the assessments that have been released to students in your site.

Go to the assessment submissions.

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Select the Scores option from the drop-down menu for the assessment you would like to grade. Alternately, you may also click on the number of student submissions in the Submitted column to view the submissions.

Click on Questions.

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Click on the Questions tab in the assessment menu.

Select the question.

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From the list of question numbers, select the question you'd like to grade. Each question is listed as the letter Q with the question number (e.g. Q1, Q2).

Enter grades and/or comments.

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All of the student responses will be displayed by question.

  1. Enter the score for each student for the selected question.
  2. Enter comments and/or add an attachment in the Comments for Student column if desired.

Save your changes.

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Be sure to scroll down to the bottom and click Update to save your changes!

More questions about the Tests and Quizzes tool?

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This page is adapted from an equivalent Sakai Community help article.

The original Sakai Community help article, unedited, is available at