Types of criteria
Grading multiple choice
When grading with multiple choice as question type, the multiple choice will be displayed in the menu 'criteria' including the options the student can pick. Also, two boxes are shown in which a comment can be written if the students answer the answer correct or incorrect. Multiple choice questions will be reviewed automatically. To work with this grading method, set the total amount of points for this question, set the right answer of the multiple choice answers and then type the comments for the student.
Grading multiple choice is applicable for online tests and handwritten assignments
In the options of a multiple choice question, a few options are available:
- Bonus: This marks the question as a bonus question
- Skippable for special students: This question will not be taken into account for the grades of special students. More about special students here.
- Include grading description: Include a grading description for the reviewers.
- Include image of solution: Include an image of the solution for the reviewers.
Grade with a numeric answer
When grading with a numeric answer is chosen, the numeric answer should be chosen in the bar of the question in the 'Criteria' menu. A value can be filled into the bar to set the right answer. Also, when a code editor is used, the variable chosen for this question can be set as the answer to this question, this is also done in the image below. Also, comments can be added in the same way as with a multiple choice question. Numeric questions are reviewed automatically.
Grading with numeric answers is applicable for online tests only
Grade using the equation solver
When a question is of the type 'equation', the question can be graded manually and using the equation solver.
After selecting use equation solver from the drop-down menu, two more options are available. The first option lets you give an equation to do the operations with.
The second option lets you choose an equation operation. This type of question can be of 4 types of operations:
- Solve - Solve the given equation for a specific variable. This variable should be given as well.
- Simplify - Simplify the given equation to the smallest shape.
- Expand - Expand the given equation. This is done for equations that contain brackets. The result will be an equation without brackets.
- Factor - This operation is the opposite of expanding. The given equation will be written as an equation with brackets.
Grade open questions
Open questions can be graded in three ways, grading with:
When grading with points, each criterion is worth a set amount of points. The total points that can be earned from the question is the sum of the points of all criteria. To work with this grading method, first set the total amount of points for this question, select 'Points' as grading method in the drop-down menu, and then click 'add points' to add criteria to the question.
Grading with points is applicable for online tests, handwritten and hand-in assignments only
The same options as the multiple choice question apply for a question graded with points. There are a few extra options available for this grading method.
- Start with zero points: Select this to let every student start with zero points before grading.
- Limit minimum to zero points: Select this to let every student get no negative points for this question.
- Limit maximum to total points: Select this to let every student get a maximum amount of points of the total amount of points for this question.
Grade with a slider
When grading with the slider, the maximum amount of points that can be earned for a question is specified. When reviewing the question, the slider can be moved between zero and the specified maximum amount of points. With this method, no criteria have to be entered. To work with this grading method, first set the total amount of points for this question, select 'Slider' as grading method in the drop-down menu, and then click 'add points' to add criteria to the question.
Grading with the slider is applicable for online tests, handwritten and hand-in assignments only
When grading with rubrics, a qualitative review is given. When we want to use rubrics in assessment, a question is often a ject on which you want to grade. This can be on the content, writing style etc. In each of these jects, multiple questions can be added, these actually are jects within a ject; so in the case of the image below, 'Global structure' is a ject of the ject 'Structure'. First a weight for the ject has to be given. The points for each of the rubrics are multiplied with this weight to get to the total points for this ject. The maximum amount of points that can be given for the ject 'Global structure' is 10 points with a weight of 1.0 as seen in the image. In each of the questions multiple rubrics can be added by clicking 'add rubrics'. Rubrics are a way to score the criteria. A rubric can be for example 10 points and called 'Expert', 7.5 points and called 'Intermediate' and so on. To every rubric a description can be added, so the reviewer will know when to give a report a certain amount of points on each ject.
Grading with rubrics is applicable for online tests, handwritten and hand-in assignments
Change the grading method
- Remove the criteria if points or weights are used.
- Select another grading method by the drop-down menu.
- Add criteria if points or weights are used.
Export the criteria
It may be useful for reviewing or other purposes to have the criteria printed out. This can be done using the export possibility of the criteria.
When in the tab Criteria, the button EXPORT can be found in the top right corner, as can be seen in the image below.