How do I grade one Quiz question at a time in SpeedGrader?

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.

You can choose to grade manually graded quiz questions for all students at the same time. Manually graded questions include essay, short-answer, and file-upload questions.

Note: Question grading is an opt-in feature.

Open Quizzes

Open Quizzes

In Course Navigation, click the Quizzes link.

Open Quiz

Click the title of the quiz you want to open.

Open SpeedGrader

Open SpeedGrader

Click the SpeedGrader™ link under Related Items.

Open Settings

To enable question grading, open the SpeedGrader settings link [1] and click the Grade by question (beta) checkbox [2].

View Number Bar

When question grading is enabled, Canvas will display a number bar above the quiz view panel to represent each question in your quiz.

Numbers in gray boxes with gray numbers [1] represent questions that have already been graded. These are multiple-choice, true/false, and other types of questions where instructors can assign the answer and have Canvas grade the quiz automatically.

Numbers in white boxes with blue numbers [2] represent questions that need to be graded manually. Canvas will also display a yellow notification bar [3] with the quiz questions that need to be reviewed and assigned a grade.

View Additional Questions

View Additional Questions

If the number of questions in your quiz exceeds the width of the number bar, you can use the arrows at either end of the number bar to advance to additional questions.

You can also scroll down the quiz to locate the quiz question you want to view. The number bar will adjust automatically as you scroll.

Note: The question bar is dynamic according to the size of your browser view. Zooming into your browser’s window will decrease the number of questions in the number bar, while zooming out will increase the number of questions. The minimum number of questions that will appear within the largest zoom view is 18.

Select Questions

To view a question, click the question number in the number bar [1].

If a question needs to be manually graded, you can click the question number directly within the notification window [2].

Note: When hovering over any box in the number bar, the box will temporarily fill with a light gray color to indicate which quiz number you want to select.

View Blue Outline in Number Bar

Once you begin to view the quiz, a blue outline around the number will identify the question you are currently viewing. A blue outline will also appear around the entire question.

Assign Grade

Navigate to a question that needs manual grading. Enter the score in the points field [1], then click the Update Scores button [2].

Advance to Next Student

Advance to Next Student

If you want to review this same manually graded question for all students at the same time, return to the student submission list. Advance to the same quiz question for the next student by clicking the arrow button [1]. Or, you can view the quiz question for a specific student by opening the student submission drop-down menu [2] and clicking the student's name.