Reviewing a question is possible when the exam is finished and the files are scanned/uploaded if needed.
How to review a question
- Sign in to Ans.
- Click Courses in the menu on the left.
- Select the course.
- Select the assignment.
- Click Review in the menu on the left.
- There are multiple review methods. Choose one. Read here about the different review methods.
- When a question is selected to review, the review-screen is entered.
The following information and options are available:
Above the exam scan
In the bar of the exam scan three things can be seen.
- First the Left arrow-icon, which gets you back to the review overview.
- In the middle a progress bar is shown. This progress bar shows the progress of the question which you are reviewing. In the example above, all questions are selected to review, so here the progress bar shows the progress of reviewing all of the questions.
- On the right of this bar a Blue flag-icon is shown. When this flag is checked, it will turn red and the question will be marked with a red flag. This means that the instructor of the course should look at this question, and solve the red flag by clicking it so it turns blue again. Also, a comment can be attached to this red flag so the instructor will know what dilemma the reviewer was facing.
When navigating to a question from the review overview, the scan of the question for a student is shown. The box that needs to contain the answer to the question is marked with a blue outline. Scrolling up and down is possible by the scroll wheel as well as the up and down arrows on your keyboard so you can see the whole scan. In the top-left of the scan a couple of tools can be found:
- When clicking the mouse icon, drawings and comments can be moved or deleted when clicked. For hand-in assignments: by selecting words with the mouse, the number of words selected can be found in the bottom bar. As well the total number of words as the selected number of words can be found there.
- When clicking the pencil icon, drawings can be made on the scanned work.
- When clicking the text balloon icon, typed comments can be added on the scanned work. Comments can be edited in the sidebar when clicked in mouse mode. Click the three dots on the right side of the comment. You can now edit, delete, hide for the student, and save the question as a shortcut for reuse for other students.
Below the exam scan
Below the exam scan, three options can be found.
- Previous question on the left lets you go back to the previous reviewed question.
- Next question on the right lets you go to the next question. Click this button after the question is reviewed or a red flag is selected. You can also click this button when the question is not reviewed yet, then the question will have to be reviewed later on and will not be marked as reviewed.
- In the middle, the questions of this exercise (or if review all questions is selected, of all questions) of this one student can be selected. Clicking one of them lets you go to this particular question. When a question is marked blue, as 1b in the example above, it is already reviewed. When a question has a red dot above it, a red flag is attached to that question, which can be seen in the example below.
The sidebar on the right of the screen allows for reviewing according to the specified criteria of the question, and adding comments:
- On top of the side bar, four options can be found:
- Student (or the name of a student) is a button which gets you to the result page of a student. This button only works for an instructor, reviewers can not use this function.
- 1 of 2, lets you navigate between students. In the example given, there are only two students, so when there are more students, a higher number will be shown here. In the pop-up that appears, all questions of all students are shown.
- The < >-icon gives you the ability to get to the next student.
- Below these three options the total amount of points is shown.
- All criteria are uncoloured when reviewing starts, this is an unsaved state. If a criterion has been met, click the criterion to let Ans know that the student should get the points for this criterion and the system will automatically save your changes. The criterion will turn green when clicked. When no criteria are met, make sure to click None of the above, to save the reviewing as in the example below. When grading with a slider or rubrics, it is possible to click Undo grading to set your grading back to zero points. It is also possible to check the criteria with the help of the keyboard. Press 1 to mark the first criteria green, 2 to mark the second criteria green, etc. For marking all criteria green at once, press the space bar.
- There are multiple types of comments:
- Comments per criteria - When clicking the dialogue balloon on a criterion, a comment can be left that is attached only to this criterion of this question. This comment will be visible for the student to see after publishing the exam.
- Comments per question - On the top of the sidebar you can switch between 'criteria' and 'comments'. Here an overview is given of all the comments that are added to the scan. These contain the comments which are written in the left screen (the exam scan), and they can only be added in the exam screen.
- Specific adjustments can be made to alter the score for a student, without relating this to specific criteria. This is done by typing in the number of points you want to subtract or add behind Specific adjustment.
- A grading description is shown when this is added to the criteria. This description may contain information on the way a question is scored.
- A solution image is shown when this is added to the criteria. This option can be useful when an answer to the question contains, for example, a drawing.
- When you have reviewed the assignment, you can publish the results.