Assessment Settings

Understanding the Assessment Settings Tab

The Assessment Settings tab (accessed through the Course Settings option in the Profile Menu) controls the number of attempts allowed for each assessment, which attempts are recorded, feedback availability, and late work policy. The settings on this page apply to your entire course.

Note: These settings may affect how individual assessment settings interact. 

 

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Attempts and Scores

The General tab contains options for setting the number of attempts a student is allowed to make and for computing the student's score on the assessment. 


Feedback Availability

Feedback refers to what students see after they complete an assessment. You can have different feedback availability based on whether the assessment has or does not have a scheduled deadline. 

There may be formative value to setting feedback to appear before a second attempt if the assessment is scored on the first attempt only. 


Note: Consider how these settings interact with:

  • number of attempts
  • the proportion of overall grade they affect
  • whether assessments have firm deadlines. 

 

Late Work

This option sets a default policy for your course regarding acceptance of late work. Unlike the other settings on this page, this setting applies to both assessments and assignments.

If you choose not to allow students to submit late work, they cannot begin or submit work after the deadline. 

If you allow students to submit late work, there are two additional options:

1. Allow students to start new work after the deadline. If you do not select this option, students can submit work started before the deadline, but they cannot start new work.

2. Accept late work after the deadline only with instructor approval. If this option is off, late work will be indicated as late but recorded automatically. If this option is on, you must manually approve each late submission in the Gradebook

 

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