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

Learn how to change the correct answer to a quiz question after the quiz has been taken.

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

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. There are two steps: changing the answer and regrading the quiz.
Note: "Drag and drop" and "select missing words" questions cannot be regraded. Grades that have been manually overridden cannot be regraded.
Note: Grades that have been manually overridden appear with a light orange background in the Grader report.

Step 1: Change the Answer

Via Question bank

  1. In the upper right corner, click the Actions menu gear.

    Settings Gear

  2. From the drop-down menu, click More.
    Actions menu more
  3. In the "Course Administration" tab, click Questions.
    Click questions
  4. In the "Select a category" drop-down menu at the top of the page, select the category the question is located in.

    Select Category


  5. In the question row, click the Edit gear icon.
    Edit Question
  6. Re-code the question, setting the newly correct answers to 100% credit.
  7. Click Save changes.

Via quiz

  1. Click on the quiz activity.
    Quiz Activity
  2. In the upper right corner, click the Actions menu gear.
    Actions menu gear
  3. From the drop-down menu, select Edit quiz
    Select edit quiz
  4. In the question row, click the Edit gear icon.
    Question Row Edit
  5. 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 (Regrade the Quiz). 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.
  6. Click Save changes.
    Save changes

Step 2: Regrade 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.
    Quiz 1
  2. In the upper right corner, click the Actions menu gear.
    Actions menu gear
  3. From the drop-down menu, select Results.
    Actions Menu Regrade
  4. Click the Regrade all button.
    Regrade All
  5. 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. 
  6. All scores will be updated according to the new answer key except those that have been manually overridden. 

Related Topics

Moodle.org Documentation




Keywords:regrade, regrading, edit, editing, wrong, boost   Doc ID:71529
Owner:ATLAS-TLT .Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2017-03-08 14:49 CDTUpdated:2019-08-22 10:58 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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