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Viewing the student results and question item analysis

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So now that our students have completed our test, we need to review their grades. I'm going to switch over to a different course that actually contains some completed and submitted tests. This is going to be the third educational technology course. To view student test results, you need to open up the grade center. And as we've shown you, there are a couple ways to do that. I can click on Grade Center and then click on Full Grade Center and click the light arrow to the right or there's a new view here called Test and it's only going to show me just the test.

Viewing the student results and question item analysis

So now that our students have completed our test, we need to review their grades. I'm going to switch over to a different course that actually contains some completed and submitted tests. This is going to be the third educational technology course. To view student test results, you need to open up the grade center. And as we've shown you, there are a couple ways to do that. I can click on Grade Center and then click on Full Grade Center and click the light arrow to the right or there's a new view here called Test and it's only going to show me just the test.

Either way it doesn't really matter. They kind of get you into the same place. I'm going to go in and get the full Grade Center though. And I want you to notice that I have two score columns on the far-right side of the grade center, Quiz 1, and Quiz 2. Just like assignments, when you create a test, Blackboard automatically creates the score column for you with the correct points and everything else. And as we saw in an earlier chapter to move these columns somewhere else on the grade center we would choose Manage and then Column Organization. I'm going to skip that.

For most types of Blackboard quizzes Blackboard automatically grades the student's responses and enters a score. That's what we see here in quiz number two. If the test has questions that require manual grading, questions like a short answer essay, or file response question, Blackboard's going to hold off on grading the student's responses until you grade those questions. Remember in the test we created that had sort of a question, I think it was an essay question that said give an example of a classroom activity that blah, blah, blah.

Blackboard can't grade essays, we have to grade them by hand. And that's what this yellow exclamation mark signifies. This test still needs to be graded. So, how do you manually grade student attempts? Well, one way to do it is to click the column header, click the little button with the two downward facing chevrons and then choose either Grade Attempts or Grade Anonymously. Grade Attempts shows you each student. You can then manually grade it. Grade Anonymously shows you the attempts but doesn't show you their name.

It's a kind of a nice way to make sure that you're unbiased in your grading. That's cool, I think there's a better way. Under the Grade Center, if you click on Needs Grading, and then in the top left hand corner, this hidden button everybody overlooks which is called Grade All. If I click on Grade All this is going to open up my first student's test. Now, it turns out the student got that question wrong and that question wrong and the essay.

And there's a dash here in the essay. So I actually have to grade this essay. I'm going to type in the zero that that student deserves. I can go back and change these other scores if I want, if I want to be generous. Not going to be. And I'm going to go to Save and Next. And what I'll do is I'll just go through and grade my student's essay. This student, I'm going to give a ten, even though they just quoted Cicero. Scroll down, Save and Next, and I just keep doing this. Assignment by assignment, test by test, I go in and save.

When I'm done, I can either hit Save and Next, or in this case, I'm going to Save and Exit. I've still got two students that I still need to grade, but we're going to skip them. And if I go back to the full Grade Center now, You're going to see that the student's grades have automatically been calculated. By the way, it's always a good idea to enter zeroes for any students who are missing work. The double dash means that nothing was ever submitted. Don't forget to hit enter, not down arrow. So, I gave that student a zero because that's what they earned.

So quiz two didn't have any manually graded questions. So what we see here are the students' grades automatically calculated by Blackboard. I can still go back and click Grade Attempts and see each student's individual answers. But, that's up to you. I want to show you two other things to check out, and this works in both of these score columns. In the column header, let me get out of this, I'm going to go back here, and in the column header, I'm going to click Attempts Statistics.

What this is going to do is it's going to show you a copy of your quiz With an average score for each question, and answer distributions by percentage. Although I really wish it would display a count, not just percentage. I can print this out and this kind of shows me how my students did on each and every question. When I'm done, I can click on OK. That's been there for a while. But, I also want to show you one new thing. I'm going to go here, and, then I'm going to click not Attempts Statistics, but Item Analysis.

Item Analysis is brand new in service pack 10 and later. I'll let you explore that on your own. But basically it shows you your attempts statistics plus average time, item discrimination and difficulty. So that's how to view your student's test results. There's one more thing I want to show you. If you ever need to reset a student's attempt, for example, if you ignored my warnings and actually checked Force Completion first, shame on you. Then, what you can do, is click the cell for the student's attempt you want to clear.

I might take this student. I have to go to View Grade Details. And then in View Grade Details, I can click on Clear Attempt. You'll have to do that for each student's attempt that you want to reset and have the students go back and retake. One thing to remember though. Make sure that you are clearing the correct attempt. So now that we've graded our students' tests and viewed the attempt statistics, we may find out that we need to go back and change some or all of the test questions or answers.

We made a mistake when we wrote the test. And that's what we're going to fix in our next movie.

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  1. 8m 1s
    1. Welcome
      45s
    2. Using the exercise files
      37s
    3. What is an LMS?
      4m 12s
    4. Understanding Blackboard 9.1 versions and campus customizations
      2m 27s
  2. 24m 42s
    1. Logging in to Blackboard
      2m 9s
    2. Accessing your course and uploading files
      5m 10s
    3. Creating announcements
      3m 41s
    4. Sending emails
      4m 59s
    5. Viewing your roster
      3m 9s
    6. Downloading the Grade Center
      2m 52s
    7. Setting course availability
      2m 42s
  3. 22m 43s
    1. Navigating Blackboard
      4m 12s
    2. Customizing Blackboard
      3m 29s
    3. Understanding the course layout and breadcrumbs
      4m 37s
    4. Exploring course-to-course navigation
      2m 21s
    5. Toggling the edit mode
      1m 35s
    6. Hiding and unhiding the course menu
      1m 36s
    7. Touring course management
      4m 53s
  4. 22m 7s
    1. Renaming, reorganizing, and deleting
      4m 54s
    2. Adding new menu items
      4m 36s
    3. Managing tools
      2m 31s
    4. Using course themes
      2m 57s
    5. Looking at course structures and the Quick Setup Guide
      7m 9s
  5. 11m 51s
    1. Viewing the course roster
      4m 2s
    2. Enrolling students and others
      5m 10s
    3. The pitfalls of unenrolling
      2m 39s
  6. 56m 30s
    1. Organizing content into folders or structures
      4m 34s
    2. Attaching files
      9m 29s
    3. Using the content editor
      5m 31s
    4. Inserting a multimedia file
      7m 49s
    5. Recording webcam videos with Video Everywhere
      7m 47s
    6. Linking to an external web resource
      5m 22s
    7. Linking to an internal course file
      3m 0s
    8. Making content available to students
      5m 39s
    9. Copying and moving content
      7m 19s
  7. 25m 43s
    1. Exploring how students view course grades
      3m 52s
    2. Optimizing the Grade Center
      2m 17s
    3. Changing the default letter-grading schema
      5m 29s
    4. Creating score columns
      6m 41s
    5. Entering grades
      5m 5s
    6. Viewing grade histories
      2m 19s
  8. 39m 26s
    1. Color coding the Grade Center
      3m 54s
    2. Adding columns to the Grade Center
      2m 54s
    3. Managing columns in the Grade Center
      4m 57s
    4. Creating grading periods
      5m 54s
    5. Creating categories
      3m 32s
    6. Dropping scores in the Grade Center
      5m 26s
    7. Weighting grades in the Grade Center
      3m 38s
    8. Downloading grades and editing in Excel
      4m 12s
    9. Uploading student grades
      1m 22s
    10. Changing grades
      3m 37s
  9. 18m 46s
    1. Creating assignments
      8m 23s
    2. Downloading assignments
      3m 43s
    3. Inline grading
      6m 40s
  10. 49m 18s
    1. Best practices for using online assessments
      2m 51s
    2. Creating an empty test
      4m 0s
    3. Choosing the question settings
      5m 55s
    4. Creating multiple choice questions
      8m 0s
    5. Creating true/false questions
      4m 4s
    6. Creating essay or short answer questions
      5m 11s
    7. Creating fill-in-the-blank questions
      7m 23s
    8. Creating opinion scale/Likert questions
      6m 19s
    9. Reusing questions
      5m 35s
  11. 36m 54s
    1. Setting test availability and deploying the test
      10m 27s
    2. Assisting students with common testing obstacles
      5m 47s
    3. Creating mobile compatible tests
      5m 43s
    4. Viewing the student results and question item analysis
      5m 58s
    5. Regrading tests
      4m 2s
    6. Reviewing the differences between surveys and tests
      4m 57s
  12. 18m 3s
    1. Sending emails
      5m 50s
    2. Creating announcements
      4m 21s
    3. Using the Course Calendar
      7m 52s
  13. 24m 5s
    1. Creating discussion forums and threads
      9m 23s
    2. Facilitating discussions
      7m 18s
    3. Moderating forums
      2m 40s
    4. Rating posts
      1m 57s
    5. Grading discussions
      2m 47s
  14. 13m 34s
    1. Creating groups
      9m 15s
    2. Creating group assignments and assigning grades
      4m 19s
  15. 8m 17s
    1. Using Blackboard Mobile Learn
      6m 53s
    2. Next steps
      1m 24s

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