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Fix a Faulty Question After Students have Taken the Quiz

Key Points

  1. If you alter a question in a quiz that some students have already taken, Pilot will preserve the old version of the question for those students who took the quiz before the change.
  2. Only students who take the quiz after you edit a question will see the edited version of the question.
  3. You can reassign points for those who answered the original question. Follow the steps below in the section called Fix the Grades.

Fix the Grades

Because Pilot preserves the integrity of quizzes already taken, it won’t automatically alter the scores of students who took a quiz before you fixed a question. But it does give you a way to fix the scoring yourself.

You may choose to give everyone who took the old version of the question full credit, for example. Or you may choose to give points only to those who selected a particular answer in the old version of the question. Here’s how.

  1. From “Assessment” on the navbar, choose “Quizzes and Exams.”
  2. Click the arrow next to the name of the quiz and choose “Grade.”
  3. On the “Grade Quiz” page, click the “Questions” tab near the top.
  4. Select the button in front of “Update All Attempts.”
  5. Scroll way down to the bottom of the list of questions. You may see a section called “Questions that are not in the quiz anymore.” Any question you edited after someone answered it will be listed in this section at the bottom of the page.
  6. Click one of the listings here and you will see the question, it’s answers, and how many people checked each answer. These will only reflect quizzes submitted before you changed the question.
  7. A little farther down the page, you will see the “Grade” section.
  8. Here, you can give all attempts a certain number of points, regardless of which answers were checked. Or you can choose to give points to anyone who chose a particular answer.
  9. When you click “Save,” Pilot will only change the scores for quiz attempts submitted before you changed the question.
  10. You may also need to unpublish, save, then republish the quiz attempts to push the new scores into Grades.