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Editing Grades and Grading Essay Questions

After a student has submitted a test, it is possible to edit the grades of individual questions in the test if required.  This is also a mandatory process for Essay response areas as Maple T.A. and Mobius are not able to grade these automatically.

For essay questions, a yellow caution symbol in the Gradebook indicates that grading must be completed by hand.  The preliminary grade is 0 for these sections.  Assignments that require hand-grading will appear in a search of assignments where Progress = 'To be reviewed'.

Re-grading/Hand-grading

Method 1: Change grade of a single response area in a question
Under the specific response area you wish to re-grade or hand-grade, click on the pencil and paper symbol and insert and save the new grade.  You will see the Total grade calculation under the question and the grade for the entire question change accordingly.


Method 2: Change full question grade
Under the question number and grade at the left of the question, click on the pencil and paper symbol and insert the new grade and save (comment optional).  Because a response area was not specified when you re-graded, the Total grade breakdown under the question will remain the same, but the grade for the entire question will be overwritten.

*Note: The Grade you input in the box should represent the fractional grade.  For a question out of 2, full marks would correspond to inputting Grade = 1.

Method 3: Update and save multiple grades
This method can be used to upgrade single or multiple question grades at once.  This method is used when you wish to re-grade several questions to the same fractional grade (i.e. 100%).  Select the box next to the question whose grade you want to update.  Type the new grade in the box near the top of the assignment next to Update Grades and Save Question Grades.  Click Update Grades - this will show the updated grade next to the question(s).  Click Save Question Grades - this will complete the re-grade for the question(s)

*Note: The Grade you input in the box should represent the fractional grade.  For a question out of 2, full marks would correspond to inputting Grade = 1.

Viewing History of Grade Changes
You can view any re-grading or hand-grading that has been done by clicking on the circular arrow symbol under the question number.  This will list the username of the user who changed the grade, as well as any comments they or the system added regarding the re-grade.

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