Thursday, April 16, 2015

Manually Grading Quizzes

Instructors are able to manually grade quizzes by attempt as well as by question. Grading by attempt will allow the Instructor to grade each complete quiz attempt before moving on to the next user/attempt. Grading by question will allow the Instructor to grade the same question for all attempts before moving on to the next question.
  
To Grade a Quiz by Attempt:
  1. Select Quizzes from the Assessments drop-down menu on the navigation bar.
  2. Select the Downward Facing Triangle next to the quiz you would like to grade.
  3. Select Grade.
  4. Select the Attempt you would like to grade.
  5. Enter the Score for each question attempt you are grading.
  6. If necessary, use the Question Feedback text box to add written feedback.
    NOTE: You may need to expand this section in order to see the text box.
  7. Select Save and Close.
  8. Repeat Steps 4-7 for each attempt you wish to grade.
To Grade a Quiz by Question:
  1. Select Quizzes from the Assessments drop-down menu on the navigation bar.
  2. Select the Downward Facing Triangle next to the quiz you would like to grade.
  3. Select Grade.
  4. Select the Question Tab.
  5. Select the Question you would like to grade.

  6. Enter the Score for each question you are grading.
    NOTE: You can change the number of users to view per page with the drop-down menu at the top of the Grade Question screen.
  7. If necessary, use the Question Feedback text box to add written feedback.
    NOTE: You may need to expand this section in order to see the text box.
  8. Select Save.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Did you know that you can add a description to a module or sub-module?

The Add a description field can be used for many purposes that aid students before they access the topics in a module including:
  • Adding an overview for the Topics in that module.
  • Inserting lists for tasks in that module or unit.
  • Leaving reminders for important upcoming events.
Also, you are able to use the Insert Stuff button to embed VIDEO! in the Add a description field, allowing Instructors to utilize multimedia to set up the topics within that module.

Example of a Video Embedded in the Add Description Field


To use the Description field within a module (or sub-module):
  1. Navigate the Content section of a course.
  2. Select a Module (or Sub-Module) from the Table of Contents.
  3. Select the Add a Description link to open the HTML editor.
    Example of Step 3: Add Description Link

  4. Enter or Embed your content in the field. 
  5. Select the Update button to save your changes.
    Example of Step 5: Update Link

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Did you know you can view the event logs for Quizzes?

Instructors can view the Quizzes Event Log for any attempt that that a student has on a Quiz. The Quizzes Event Log will display a list of the student’s actions while in the Quiz attempt including when they enter and exit the Quiz, when they save a response, when a Quiz has been submitted, and the option to view the IP address from which they initiated an action during the Quiz attempt.

To view a Quiz event log:

  1. Select Quizzes from the assessments drop-down menu on the navigation bar.
  2. Select the Downward-Facing Triangle next to the quiz title.
  3. Select Grade.
  4. Select the Attempt you wish to see a quiz event log for.
  5. Select Quizzes Event Log. The log will display in a pop up window.
    NOTE:  Select the Checkbox next to show IP address in order to view the IP address for each action taken in the quiz.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Monitor a Desire2Learn Quiz in Real-Time

Instructors who use Desire2Learn online testing may wish to view student progress, in Real-Time, as the quiz is in progress (remote proctoring).  If the quiz is connected to a gradebook item, monitoring can be easily accomplished with a few quick modifications to the gradebook display options.

Display the Entire Class Listing on a Single Screen


  1. At the bottom of the Enter Grades screen, there is a drop down box with the text “Per Page” beside it.  Click the drop down arrow and select a number that is greater than the total number of students in the class.  All students are now listed on a single webpage.
  2. Next, click the Settings icon in the upper right and set the Number of users before column header repeats item to zero.  This will eliminate the repeating column headers and allow more students to be displayed without scrolling.

Display the Exam and the Final Calculated Grade


  1. At the top of the Enter Grades screen, click the More Actions button and select the Hide/Show Columns item.
  2. In the Hide/Show Columns pop-up window, uncheck all items (double click the upper most box to achieve this quickly).
  3. If necessary scroll this listing, place checks next to the Quiz_You_Are_Proctoring and the Final Calculated Grade item (optional).
  4. Click the Save button. 
  5. The gradebook Enter Grades screen will now only display the score of any quiz that has been submitted or a blank cell for a quiz in progress.  Press the F5 key periodically to refresh (update) the listing.

Blog Post Author: John Thommen

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Did you know students can view quiz submissions through User Progress?

In Desire2Learn, Students can view submissions to closed quizzes through the User Progress tool.  When a quiz is unavailable, it will no longer appear for students on the Quizzes screen.  This prevents students from taking the quiz but also prevents them from viewing their quiz results.  However, through the User Progress tool, students can view their quiz results at any time.


When a student views a quiz attempt through User Progress, what they see is determined by the submission view settings for the quiz.  An instructor can change the default submission view or add an additional submission view which can be made available after the quiz closes.   In this way, what a student sees immediately after submitting a quiz, and what they see after the quiz closes can be different.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Using Limited-Duration Submission Views with Quizzes

In Desire2Learn, Instructors can allow students to view quiz results for a limited amount of time by creating limited-duration submission views. Sometimes Instructors want students to see all of the questions they missed and the correct answer immediately after submitting a quiz or while still in the classroom, but not once they leave class. Using an additional limited-duration submission view provides a way to automate this behavior.

  1. Select Quizzes from the Assessments drop-down menu on the navigation bar.
  2. Select the Quiz that you wish to create an additional submission view for.
  3. Select the Submission Views tab.
  4. Select Add Additional View.
     
  5. Enter a Name for the new submission view.
  6. Select the Date the additional view should become available to students.
  7. Select the Checkbox under Limited Duration.
  8. Enter the Number of Minutes this view should be available to students after submitting their quiz.
  9. Select the appropriate options under View Details.
  10. Select Save.
When a student submits a quiz for which a limited duration submission view is configured, they will see the results selected under the additional view settings.  A red Available until message will display with the time the submission view will disappear.  When that time is reached, the screen will automatically refresh to the default submission view.