Instructors can make some edits to grades on tests that students have submitted. You can make two changes that will affect grades for the whole class:

  • Delete a question from a test (even after students have started)
  • Mark a question as correct on a test (even after students have started!)

In both cases, any affected grades are automatically updated for the whole class.

You can also mark an individual student's answer on a test correct or incorrect. This will automatically update the individual student’s grade.

To delete a question from a test for the whole class:

  1. Find the test in question and choose ‘Edit’ from the 3 dots dropdown
  2. Go to the ‘Questions’ tab
  3. Go to the individual question you would like to remove from the test and click the trash icon on the top right corner:
  • The deleted question will remain visible in the test setup for instructors but is marked as deleted:
  • The question is removed from all student histories and any students starting a new attempt on the test will not see the question.
  • Note: this action is not reversible!

To mark a question as correct for the whole class:

  1. Find the test in question and choose ‘Edit’ from the 3 dots dropdown
  2. Go to the ‘Questions’ tab
  3. Go to the individual question you would like to remove from the test and click the three dots menu on the top right corner
  4. Click ‘Mark as correct’

After completing these steps:

  • You can still see the question in the instructor test setup, but it’s marked as correct.
  • Any test attempt will be regraded assuming this question was correct. 
  • The question still appears in student histories.
  • A student starting a new attempt on this test will still be served this question - but it will be marked correct when they’re done.

These changes can be made at the parent course level or the child section level depending on where the test was created. If it’s a course level test, the changes affect all sections. If it’s a section level test, the change will only affect the current section. Changes cannot be made to a parent level test from only one section.

To make a question as correct or incorrect for an individual student:

  1. Go to the ‘Students’ tab in the section
  2. Click on the individual students whose test grade you want to alter
  3. Go to their Test attempt
  4. Go to the question you want to alter
  5. Mark as ‘Correct’ or ‘Incorrect

This option may be used to manually adjust students grades if you feel they deserved credit for an answer marked incorrect by alta. You may also choose to mark all questions as incorrect in the case a student was cheating.

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