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How do I use the Moderation page in New Quizzes?

How do I use the Moderation page in New Quizzes?

You can view student results for any assessment created in New Quizzes on the Moderation page. Assessment results also include a detailed log for each student.

Student results can also be viewed in SpeedGrader and the Gradebook.

Open Quizzes

Open Quizzes

In Course Navigation, click the Quizzes link.

Open Assessment

Open Assessment

Click the title of an assessment.

Moderate Assessment

Moderate Assessment

Click the Moderate tab.

View Moderation Page

The Moderation Page displays a list of students in the course [1], their assessment attempts [2], the score for each attempt [3], the time for each attempt [4], attempt logs [5], and assessment accommodations [6].

To moderate an assessment for an individual student, click the Moderate button [7]. Moderation options include managing timer settings and reopening a student's most recent attempt.

Filter Results

Filter Results

To search for a specific student, type their name in the Search field [1]. To filter displayed results by all attempts, no attempts left, attempts left, submitted attempts, or attempts where autograding failed, click the Sort by drop-down menu [2].

View Student Attempt

View Student Attempt

To view the details of a student attempt, click the attempt link.

The student results page includes a student’s answers and grades for each question [1]. From this page, you can review student answers [2].

Depending on question type, you may be able to regrade assessment questions [3].

View Log

View Log

To view the log for a student’s assessment attempt, click the View Log link.

Review Quiz Log

In the log, you can view the time and date a student began the assessment [1] and completed the assessment [2]. You can also view each event a student completed while taking the assessment [3] and the time that event was completed [4].

To view more details about an assessment event, click the drop-down arrow next to the event [5].

Note: The completion time on the log may differ from the time displayed on the Moderate page by a few seconds. The time shown on the Moderate page is more accurate and should be referenced when reviewing student attempts on timed assessments.

View In Progress Log

View In Progress Log

The attempt log indicates if an attempt is still in progress [1]. To manually submit the student attempt, click the Submit This Attempt button [2].

View In Progress Attempts

If students are currently taking an assessment, the Moderate page displays the number of in-progress attempts [1]. To manually submit in-progress attempts, click the attempts link [2].

View Failed Autograding

In some instances, New Quizzes may fail to automatically grade a student assessment. To view failed autograding quiz attempts, click the Sort by drop-down menu [1], then select the Autograding Failed option [2].

To manually grade the student's assessment, click the Attempt link [3].


How can I order students in alpha order on the moderate screen for the new quizzes?

I have this same question! Why are the students not in Alpha order? I can't keep straight what I am doing.

I am also having a hard time getting scores from the new quizzes to shop up if I speedgrade - so I have to go in under moderate - but then I can't remember who is done and note since they are out of order. UGH!

Greetings @ejstokes & @mgarlit 

It looks like this is a conversation that others may be interested in as well.  You can contribute at New Quizzes: Sort Moderate Quiz - Canvas Community

On a new quiz,  is there any way to give a student more time on a quiz that they have already started? I have tried it using the moderation page and it would appear to only affect their future attempts.   

Hi @james_cross 

You can view this lesson for additional information on managing individual attempts. It may not work exactly as you are asking, but it does allow you to reopen an attempt, add attempts, or manage the time restrictions.


If you give a student another attempt in "Moderate" do they get a message that they have gotten a chance for another attempt?

Hi @uclanicks

I double checked the Canvas Notifications PDF and found that no, when an instructor grants a student additional attempt/s, a notification is not triggered for the student. I also checked the Ideas space to see if this has been submitted as a feature update request, and I couldn't find an existing request. Please feel free to submit a request for this update. 

Hopefully that answers your question. If you have any additional questions, or if there's anything you'd like clarification for, please reach out. 



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