How do I regrade a Quiz?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.

If you accidentally published a quiz that needs to be corrected, you can use quiz regrade to edit quiz questions and tell Canvas to update student grades.

This feature only applies for students who have already taken the quiz.

Note: Quiz regrade does not apply to questions linked to a question bank since questions may be used in more than one question bank.

Regrade Question Types

Regrade Question Types

Quiz regrade is available for the following question types:

  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • True/False Questions
  • Multiple Answers Questions

Note: Quiz regrade does not apply to questions linked to a question bank since questions may be used in more than one question bank.

Regrade Options

Regrade Options

When you change the correct answer in a quiz question, Canvas will present up to four quiz regrade options, depending on the question type.

Note: Regrade options will not apply until you have re-saved the quiz.

Award Points for Both Answers

Award Points for Both Answers

Using quiz analytics or student feedback, you may find that students found a question too confusing, or you realized that the question could have been listed with multiple answers when only one was selected. In cases like these, you can select the Award points for both corrected and previously correct answers option to avoid penalizing your students.

Note: This option is not available for Multiple Answer questions.

Award Points for Correct Answer

Award Points for Correct Answer

Occasionally an incorrect answer may get marked as the correct answer for a quiz. The Only award points for the corrected answer option allows you to correct the answer and give credit to those who selected the answer that should have been correct.

Give Everyone Full Credit

Give Everyone Full Credit

In some cases it might be appropriate to simply give everyone full credit for a question. Select the Give everyone full credit for this question option.

Update without Regrading

Update without Regrading

If you need to improve your question or answers for a future quiz, you can select the Update question without regrading option to update a question without regrading the students who have already taken the quiz.

Open Quizzes

Open Quizzes

To regrade a quiz, in Course Navigation, click the Quizzes link.

Edit Quiz

Find the quiz you want to regrade and click the Settings icon [1], then click the Edit button [2].

Open Questions Tab

Open Questions Tab

Click the Questions tab.

You can regrade:

  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • True/False Questions
  • Multiple Answers Questions

Regrade Multiple Choice Question

Regrade Multiple Choice Question

Locate the multiple choice quiz question you want to edit in your quiz.

Show Question Details

Show Question Details

For an overview of your quiz and to see all question responses and answers, click the Show Question Details checkbox.

Edit Question

Edit Question

Hover over the question until the edit icon appears. Click the Edit icon.

Select New Correct Answer

Select New Correct Answer

Hover over the answer you want to select as the new correct answer until a green ghost arrow appears. Click the green arrow to select the new answer as the correct answer.

Note: Adding or deleting answers from a question with submissions disables the option to regrade that question.

Select Regrade Option

Select Regrade Option

Canvas will recognize that you have changed the correct answer for this question. The regrade options dialog box will appear. Select a regrade option by clicking the radio button next to the option you want to apply to this quiz question.

Update Question

Update Question

Once you've selected your regrade option, click the Update Question button.

Regrade True/False Question

Regrade True/False Question

Locate the true/false quiz question you want to edit in your quiz.

Show Question Details

Show Question Details

For an overview of your quiz and to see all question responses and answers, click the Show Question Details checkbox.

Edit Question

Edit Question

Hover over the question until the edit icon appears. Click the Edit icon.

Select New Correct Answer

Select New Correct Answer

Hover over the answer you want to select as the new correct answer until a green ghost arrow appears. Click the green arrow to select the new answer as the correct answer.

Select Regrade Option

Select Regrade Option

Canvas will recognize that you have changed the correct answer for this question. The regrade options dialog box will appear. Select a regrade option by clicking the radio button next to the option you want to apply to this quiz question.

Update Question

Update Question

Once you've selected your regrade option, click the Update Question button.

Regrade Multiple Answers Question

Regrade Multiple Answers Question

Locate the multiple answers quiz question you want to edit in your quiz.

Show Question Details

Show Question Details

For an overview of your quiz and to see all question responses and answers, click the Show Question Details checkbox.

Edit Question

Edit Question

Hover over the question until the edit icon appears. Click the Edit icon.

Select New Correct Answer

Select New Correct Answer

Hover over the answer you want to select as the new correct answer until a green ghost arrow appears. Click the green arrow to select the new answer as the correct answer.

Repeat this process if you need to add additional correct answers.

Note: Adding or deleting answers from a question with submissions disables the option to regrade that question.

Select Regrade Option

Select Regrade Option

Canvas will recognize that you have changed the correct answer for this question. The regrade options dialog box will appear. Select a regrade option by clicking the radio button next to the option you want to apply to this quiz question.

Note: The Award points for both corrected and previously correct answers option is not available for this question type.

Update Question

Update Question

Once you've selected your regrade option, click the Update Question button.

Save Quiz

Save Quiz

When you've finished editing your quiz, click the Save button. Your changes will automatically be updated.

Save It Now

Save It Now

If you exit the quiz without saving, Canvas will ask you to save your changes when you return to the quiz. To update your changes, click the Save It Now button.

For help viewing or reverting grade changes in the Gradebook, visit the grading history lesson.

Student View

Student View

When students view their quiz results, they will see a notification if their quiz has been affected. The attempt history will reflect the regraded score.