Automatic Regrading of Test Attempts

If you haven’t already discovered this recent update to Blackboard, I’ve got exciting news for you…

You can now edit test questions, change correct answer choices, adjust point values, provide full credit to all students, and delete questions – even after students have taken an exam!  Blackboard will automatically regrade all submissions, and apply the changes to all future attempts!

Changing the Correct Answer Choice for a Question

After students have submitted test attempts, you can change the correct answer choice of a question, which will cause all existing test attempts to be regraded.

In the Grade Center, click a test’s Action Link in the column header to access the contextual menu:

Action Link for Quiz 1

Select Edit Test:

Edit Test

On the Test Canvas, click the Action Link of the question you want to edit:

Action Link for Question

Select Edit:

Edit on the Question Action Link Menu

Change the correct answer choice, and make any textual edits.
Then click Submit and Update Attempts to save your changes:

Submit and Update Attempts button

 

Providing All Students With Full Credit for a Question

You can give Full Credit for a particular question to all students who attempted (or will attempt) the test, make the question worth zero points, or make the question extra credit.  New grades are recalculated for all previously submitted tests and any attempts in progress.

In the Grade Center, click a test’s Action Link in the column header to access the contextual menu:

Action Link for Quiz 1

Select Edit Test:

Edit Test

Click a question’s current point value:

Point Value

In the Update Points pop-up, edit the points, set the question as Extra Credit, or give Full Credit:

Point Value Extra Credit and Full Credit

Click Submit and Regrade to make your changes:

Submit and Regrade

 

Deleting a Question

You can delete questions from the Test Canvas before or after a test is deployed. You can also delete a question if there are test submissions, which removes it from the test, along with any possible points earned. Test attempts are regraded as if the question was not included in the test.

In the Grade Center, click a test’s Action Link in the column header to access the contextual menu:

Action Link for Quiz 1

Select Edit Test:

Edit Test

On the Test Canvas, click to place a check-mark next to one or more questions to delete:

Check-mark

Click one of the Delete and Regrade buttons, at the top or bottom of the list of questions:

Delete and Regrade buttons above and below the questions

 

The instructions above are  available as a downloadable PDF file.

For additional information, see Blackboard’s Getting Started with Automatic Regrading PDF.

For a video demonstration of changing point value, converting a question to extra credit or providing full points for the question, as well as a demonstration of deleting questions, please see Blackboard’s Automatic Regrading Video Tutorial.

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