Grading a Test

Grading Tests in Original Course View

Grading tests within Blackboard is automated; however, subjective test questions--such as essays--must be graded manually. Faculty have a number of options within the Grade Center that provide them with flexibility in grading tests:

  • Multiple Attempts - allows faculty to customize grading with Test Options settings. The final grade for an assessment can be the first attempt, last attempt, or an average of all the attempts made by a student.
  • Clear Attempts - permits faculty to erase a grade from the Grade Center. Attempts can be cleared one at a time or all at once. For example, if there is a technical failure throughout the system, all attempts for the Test taken on that date can be deleted.
  • Override - allows faculty to enter a grade that replaces the existing grade in the Grade Center. For example, in the case of extenuating circumstances, the faculty can use the Override option to make a student's score on a particular exam or quiz higher or lower. The new score is then used to re-calculate the student’s grade.

Grading Tests in Ultra Course View

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In Ultra Course View, faculty have a number of options while grading a test:

  • Edit questions and regrade
    • Edit the text of questions and answers
    • Edit the point value (new grades are recalculated for all previously submitted assessments)
    • Give everyone full credit for a question
    • Change which answers are correct
    • Change the scoring options for Multiple Choice and Matching questions 
  • Allow additional attempts by adding an exception
  • Control release of feedback and results in the test settings
  • View details on validity and reliability by running a question analysis report
  • View student activity for details on when students launched and submitted the test

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