Reviewing and marking quiz attempts

Once your students have completed your quiz, you can review their attempts individually or as a group. Most question types are marked automatically with the exception of essay questions which must be marked manually.

Review quiz attempts

  1. From your module page, either click on the title of the quiz you wish to review or click Quizzes in the activity block, then select the quiz you wish to review.
  2. In the middle of the page, click the red text Attempts: x (where x is the number of attempts).

Access quiz attempts

3. This will show a table giving an overview of all participant's attempts. You can get more detail on an individual attempt by clicking Review attempt under their name. 

To comment on or override a grade on a particular question (or to mark essay questions);

  1. Follow steps 1-3 above.
  2. Navigate to the question you are interested in.
  3. Click Make comment or override mark. An edit window opens allowing you to add a comment for the student and to manually change the grade they got for that question. When you are done, press Save.

Add comment or override mark
Add comments or override mark

Grade an essay question

  • Select the Quiz.
  • Select Settings from the top menu bar and click Quiz administration, then Results, and then Manual grading.
  • Select the Grade alongside the Essay question.


  • You will see the answer to grade and a space to write your comments, mark and save.

Mark and comments

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