Learn@Illinois Moodle - Changing the Correct Answer to a Quiz Question

This guide shows how to change the correct answer to a quiz question after a quiz has been taken.

For a permanent link to this information, please use: http://go.illinois.edu/MoodleCorrectAnswerQuiz

Step 1: Changing the Answer

If you find that you have coded the wrong answer in a quiz (or want to add additional correct answers to a question), you can change the correct answer and regrade all attempts. 
Note: "Drag and drop" and "select missing words" questions cannot be regraded.
  1. In the Question bank or quiz itself, find the question you want to change: 
  • Via Question bank:
    1. In the Administration block, expand "Question bank" and click on Questions.
      Expand Question bank and click Questions screenshot
    2. In the "Select a category" drop-down menu at the top of the page, select the category the question is located in.
    3. In the question row, click the Edit (gear) icon.
      Select a category and click Edit icon screenshot
  • Via quiz:
    1. Click on the quiz activity.
      Quiz screenshot
    2. In the Administration block, click Edit quiz.
      Click Edit quiz screenshot
    3. In the question row, click the Edit (gear) icon.
      Click Edit icon screenshot
  1. Re-code the question, setting the newly correct answers to 100% credit.
    Note: In some cases, you may want to give credit to anyone answering the question regardless of whether the answer was correct or not. In this case, code all answers to grant points and move on to Step 2. Then, repeat Step 1, coding only the correct answer to grant points. Don't repeat Step 2. This way the answers will be coded properly the next time the question is used.

Step 2: Regrading the Quiz

Once you have edited your answer key in the question, you will want to regrade your quiz. If the question appears in multiple quizzes, you will need to do this for each quiz.
  1. Click on the quiz you want to regrade.
  2. Go to the Administration block and click Results.
    Click Results screenshot
  3. Click the Regrade all button.
    Regrade all button screenshot
  4. Once it is done, you will get a completion page. Click the Continue button.
    Note: Depending on your class size, this can take some time to load. 
  5. All scores will be updated according to the new answer key. 
    Note: This will not change an overridden score in the grade book.

Moodle.org Documentation

Keywords:moodle, regrade, correct, wrong, answer, quiz, question   Doc ID:71529
Owner:ATLAS-TLT .Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2017-03-08 14:49 CDTUpdated:2018-10-31 13:20 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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