Question-by-question grading accommodates instructors whose preferred workflow for assignments and assessments is to enter grades by question for all students as opposed to by all questions by a student. For example, you may want to gain an overall feel for how the class has answered an essay question by moving through all of the students’ attempts for that question before moving to the next question. Grading this way can save time as you concentrate only on the answers for a single question. You can see how all students responded, providing immediate feedback about how the group performed on that particular question. Also, grading by question is useful when you want to revisit a question that requires a score adjustment for all or many students.
- Go to Control Panel > Grade Center
- Click on the double down arrow next a test column and select Grade Questions. The Grade Questions page appears.
- On the Grade Questions page, you can filter the questions by status: Graded, Needs Grading, or In Progress. You may also select the check box for Grade Responses Anonymously, if needed.
- Under the Response column, see the number of responses for an individual question. Click the link displaying the number of responses.
- On the Grade Responses page, click on the link for Question Information to view the question. Optionally, if anonymous grading was not previously selected, click Hide User Names to activate this feature.
- Click Edit next to the score for a student. Type a grade in the Score box. Optionally, add Response Feedback specific to the individual question. The Response Feedback box only appears for certain question types, such as essays. Use the Text Editor functions to format the text and add files, images, links, multimedia, and Mashups. Click Submit.
- Once you are finished the grading for all students’ response to that particular question, click Back to Questions (at end of the page) to return to the Grade Questions page.