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10.9 Assignment Regrading

Assignment Regrading is used when modifications need to be made to an assignment that has already been submitted by your students for grading. Some reasons for modifying an assignment could be:

  • A question could be authored with an error (Example: correct response option has a typo)
  • A similar mistake is committed by multiple students such that the instructor chooses to accept an alternative response (Example: a rounding error)
  • An unexpected system error (Example: Möbius’s Equation Editor misinterprets student input)

After modifying the specific assignment question(s) in the Content Repository, the assignment can then be regraded for all applicable students simultaneously. Any students attempting the assignment will automatically use the most updated version of the assignment which is defined as the Current Revision.

Investigating a Question to be Regraded

To investigate your students’ graded responses to an question:

1. Click Gradebook on the Class Homepage.

2. Click Class Grades from the drop-down menu.

3. Select the unit, activity, and class where the question to be investigated is located and click Search.

4. The Class Grades list appears at the bottom of the page for all students who completed this assignment. Click on a student’s last name, given name, or grade to view the student’s assignment.

5. Click Details to view the student’s responses to the assignment being investigated.

6. All questions and responses for that student’s assignment are visible.

7. After viewing your students’ responses, you may decide to accept a response with different tolerances (or notice that there is a problem with the actual question creation). Click Content Repository to modify the question(s).

8. Navigate to the specific question in the Content Repository that needs revising and click Edit.

NOTE: Make your changes in the Content Repository to the same question that is to be regraded. Do not create a new question.

9. Use the Question Designer to revise your question as needed. Click Save & Close to save your revision.

10. Return to the Content Repository to view your revisions. Each time a question is modified, a revision is created. You can choose a revision other than the most recent revision to be defined as the Current Revision by clicking Make Current .

Regrading Using a Question Revision

After updating your question in the Content Repository, return to the Gradebook to regrade your students’ attempts using your question revision:

1. Click Gradebook on the Class Homepage.

2. Click Class Grades from the drop-down menu.

3. Select the unit, activity, and class where the question to be regraded is located and click Search.

4. The Class Grades list appears at the bottom of the page for all students who completed this assignment. Click on a student’s last name,given name, or grade to view the student’s assignment.

5. Click Details to view the student’s responses to the assignment being investigated.

6. In the student’s Gradebook for the question being investigated, click Regrade Question ().

NOTE: While mulitple regrade jobs can be performed simultaneously, you are protected from duplicating a regrade job. If you attempt to perform another simultaneous revision on the same question and revision, you will receive an error and the initial regrade job continues.

7. The Regrade page shows that the regrading job is now in progress.

A. Revision Panels— each revision of this question is displayed in its own panel B. Student List— list of student attempts at the revision (some students can have multiple submissions to multiple revisions depending on your assignment policies) C. Blue Highlight Bar— blue highlight bar is the student you initially selected to view from the Gradebook D. Current Grade— student grade on the version they submitted E. New Grade— student regrade calculation using Current Revision (in progress) F. Return Later— click to continue using Möbius while regrading is performed in the background G. Cancel Job— click to stop this assignment regrade job H. Regrade Progress— status of New Grade calculation

NOTE: This example shows two available revisions:

  • Current Revision— the most updated version of the question. It is this version of the question that is used for regrading. Also, the Current Revision is what is visible within the active assignment for any subsequent student attempts.
  • Revision 2— an earlier version of the question that has already been completed by students. Regrading calculates the New Grade by grading a student’s response to this version against the Current Revision. View the Revision panel: A. Collapse/expand option for viewing student results within the revision B. Revision preview icon C. Revision creation time stamp D. Check box to include/exclude specific revision in submitting grades for new grade calculation

NOTE: Hovering over the revision preview button shows that you can preview the revision. Click the View Question icon to preview the revision in a new window.

You can:

  • Enter your response and click Grade (shows what grade you would receive for this question)
  • Enter your response and click How Did I Do? (shows whether your answer was correct or incorrect)
  • Click Close ( exit preview and return to the Regrading page).

The Regrade page displays information about compatibility details. The Möbius compatibility utilities detect most incompatibilities for question revisions during regrading. However, it is possible to make revisions in such a way that existing responses will not be regraded as you intend. Notable limitations of the compatibility utilities during regrading:

  • General— Changing question text or images will not be recognized.
  • Indexed Response (matching, multiple choice, sorting, clickable image)— These question types store the correct response based on the index (position) of the response option (index 1 is the first response option, index 2 is the second response option, etc.). Any revisions made to the actual content of the response options do not affect the correctness of the response. Only changes to the index are recognized to modify response correctness.
  • Algorithms— Changing existing algorithmic variables will not be recognized. The original state of the algorithm is used.

If incompatibilities are detected, two issue types can occur when submitting your revision for regrading:

1) — It cannot be determined whether this revision is compatible with the current revision for regrading. The regrade is permitted using this revision.

  • Hovering your cursor over the incompatibility icon notifies you of the type of incompatibility.

  • Clicking on the incompatibility icon gives a more specific explanation of the issue causing the revision incompatibility.

NOTE: Frequency refers to how many times this particular incompatibility appears in the question.

2) — This revision is not compatible with the current revision regrading and you are blocked from regrading using this revision.

  • Hovering your cursor over the incompatibility icon notifies you of the type of incompatibility.

  • Clicking on the incompatibility icon gives a more specific explanation of the issue causing the revision incompatibility.

NOTE: Frequency refers to how many times this particular incompatibility appears in the question.

8. You can click Return Later to continue to use Möbius while your regrading job runs in the background. See Regrade Jobs topic for more help.

9. Regrading is complete. A. Red down arrow— indicates a grade decrease due to the regrade B. Green up arrow— indicates a grade increase due to the regrade C. No arrow in a yellow box— indicates no grade change due to the regrade

10. Select at least one revision (or use the Select All check box to use all revisions) to use for updating your students’ grades.

NOTE: You must select at least one revision to be able to submit the regraded results for grade submission.

11. Click Submit Grades. In this menu, select to:

  • Submit Selected Grades— submit all grades within the selected revision(s)
  • Submit Selected Increased Grades— of the selected revision(s), only submit grades that have increased due to the regrade

NOTE: The New Grade outcomes are not included in your students’ Gradebooks until clicking a selection in the Submit Grades menu.

12. Regraded results are now included in your students’ Gradebooks. A. Success message stating “New grades submitted.” B. Student’s updated grade due to regrading C. Summary of revision showing new grade, submitted response, and revision

NOTE:

Regrade Jobs Page

If you continue to use Möbius while your regrade job is running, you can view the job status at anytime on the Regrade Jobs page. To view the regrade job status on the Regrade Jobs page:

1. Click Gradebook on the Class Homepage.

2. Click Regrade Jobs from the drop-down menu to view the Regrade Jobs page.

3. The Regrade Jobs page displays the status of your regrade job(s) in a panel. A completed regrade job displays:

A. Question Name — name of the question that is being regraded

B. Complete Icon — symbol that represents the regrade job as being complete and ready for review

C. Preview — view the question revision being used for this job

D. Job Date — start and completed dates and times of the regrade job

E. Regrade Progress — numerical representation of the number of student attempts being regraded and how many of those attempts have increased grades due to the revision

F. Delete (and then Confirm) cancel this regrade job and remove it from the page

G. Return — revisit the Regrade page to decide if the new grades will be submitted to the Gradebook

NOTE: If a regrade job is completed but remains on the Regrade Jobs page for a week without being submitted to the Gradebook, it will expire. Expired jobs are automatically removed from the Regrade Jobs page after one month of inactivity. An expired job displays differently from a completed regrade job:

A. Question Name — name of the question that was regraded is now greyed out

B. Expired Icon — symbol now represents the regrade job as being expired

C. Regrade Progress — since the job has expired, all attempts and grade increases are unavailable

D. Unavailable — the Regrade page can't be revisited to submit the new grades to the Gradebook and is notated as "N/A" (not available)

NOTE: If a regrade job is in progress, it displays differently from a completed regrade job:

A. In Progress Icon — symbol represents that the regrade job is in action

B. Job Date — only the start date and time of the job are shown since the job is in progress

C. Regrade Progress — since the job is in progress, the number of attempts and grades increased are displayed and updated as the job continues

NOTE: If a regrade job is in the queue to begin but has not yet started, it displays differently from a completed regrade job:

A. In Queue Icon — symbol represents that the regrade job is waiting in the jobs queue

B. Job Date — start date and time are not yet available since the job has not yet been started

C. Regrade Progress — since the job is in queue, the number of attempts and grades increased are zero until the job begins

NOTE: If there are no regrade results requiring review for submission to the Gradebook, you will see this message:

4. When a regrade job has completed, click Return to view the Regrade page that displays the new grades using the selected revision (see "Regrading Using a Question Revision" to submit selected grades to the Gradebook).

NOTE: When including child classes in your Gradebook search for the question to be regraded, the question will be regraded in every class that you have selected. The job, itself, is accessible on the Regrade Jobs page of the parent class used to perform the question search.