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Assess results from New Quizzes in Canvas

This guide describes how SpeedGrader handles results from New Quizzes. The guide shows step by step which assessment functions work for a quiz. Please note that results from quizzes cannot be handled in the same way as submissions from a Canvas assignment. Here you can see what functions are offered for assessing a quiz.

How to grade

1. Open Grades. In Course Navigation (the left menu in Canvas) click the Grades link.

Screenshot Canvas Course Navigation with Grades highlighted.

2. Open SpeedGrader by hovering over the assignment column header [1]. In the menu that comes up (three dots), click the SpeedGrader link [2].

Screenshot Gradebook with open menu at assignment. 1 at name, 2 at Speedgrader in menu.

Hidden assessment

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Make sure that hidden assessment is activated before you start the assessment work, so that students do not see your assessment before you are ready to publish it. You can see that hidden assessment is activated by the eye symbol in the upper menu bar being crossed out.

Hidden result and hidden assessment of questions that are automatically assessed

Hiding results from automatically assessed questions is done in the settings for the quiz.

  1. Open the quiz in "build mode", i.e. where you can edit the questions.
  2. Go to the menu option "settings" which you will find at the top of the quiz.
  3. Select "Restrict student result view".

Now after students finish the quiz they will get a message that the quiz has been submitted, instead of receiving information about the result. Students will also not see comments you write per question in the quiz.

When you have selected the setting "Publish reviews manually" (Manually post grades) in the Gradebook , Speedgrader will hide the students' results until you choose to publish them. The symbol (eye) in SpeedGrader that indicates if results are hidden will only be shown after a student has submitted. Before a student submits, the eye will be displayed as not crossed out. When the first student submits, the symbol changes to crossed out. That is, students can not see their result through "Grades".

If you want the symbol to appear as crossed out before a real student sees the quiz, you can complete the quiz in the "Student View" and then verify with the help of the eye symbol that the assessment is hidden.

Submitted quiz in SpeedGrader

Beneath the top navigation of the SpeedGrader is the work your student has submitted. The SpeedGrader displays media recordings, text entries, some websites, and common file types like pdf, doc, docx, pptx, etc. If it is an assignment and not a quiz you can also draw, highlight, or add comments directly on top of student work.

Activate anonymous assessment

You can activate anonymous assessment by pressing the cogwheel, then "Options", and then checking the box for "Hide student names in SpeedGrader".

The quiz in SpeedGrader

The student's submission and summary of preliminary results is displayed in the main window [1]. Submission time is in the sidebar, and if the student has made repeated attempts, you can switch between them here [2], and can leave comments here [3].

Above the comments field you find the comment library button to the right (not seen in the image), where you can add and save comments that are used frequently. To use a saved comment you click on it. This function is called comments library and it is connected to your account which means that you will find your saved comments in all your courses. You can edit the comments whenever you like, both in the comment library and after you've chosen one from the library, before the student sees them.

Screenshot SpeedGrader overview. 1 at result, 2 at submission time, 3 at comment field.

View Results

The results part of the quiz shows information about the student's submission. The results include the percentage score [1], point score [2], and time used to complete attempt [3]. If any questions require manual grading, a warning message will be displayed [4]. When the manual grading is complete, the number of points and the assessment in percent are updated.

Screenshot zoomed in on submission. From the left: Percent, points and max, time. Warning below.

Manual grading of individual parts

Items that require manual grading are displayed with a gray border [1].

To give a student full points for an answer, click the checkmark button [2]. To give a student zero points for an answer, click the X button [3]. You can also use the arrow buttons to increase or decrease the score [4].

Screenshot image submission quiz. 1 image, 2 check button, 3 X button, 4 points box with arrows.

How to regrade

You can also regrade an assessment item that has already been graded by pressing the Regrade button and choosing a new correct answer. Here you can also decide how to score the question for those who answered an incorrect question.

Screenshot Graded multiple selection question. Regrade button below the question highlighted.

When you are done grading

After you are done grading you can choose to show the grades to the students together with any comments and annotations that you have done in their quiz. You can also show the students' own answers. This is done in two places: in the quiz settings and in SpeedGrader.

Go to the build view for the quiz and open the settings. Turn off the setting "Restrict student result view".

Then go to SpeedGrader and click the symbol that looks like a crossed over eye in the top right corner and choose the option “Post grades”. After that choose the option "Everyone" and click the button labelled "Post".

Now the grades and your annotations are visible to the students, both per question and for the entire quiz.

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Last changed: May 09, 2022