Student Grading and Reports

In InQuizitive, students must answer a minimum number of questions in each activity before receiving a grade and reach a Target Score to earn a 100%. This page details how instructors set up activity score targets and then view class results.


How does grading in InQuizitive work?

  • On each InQuizitive activity, students must answer a minimum number of questions before receiving a grade. They also need to reach a certain number of points, or Target Score, to receive 100%. You can modify the minimum number of questions and Target Score at any time.
  • Once students answer the minimum number of questions, they begin to receive a grade. Student grades are calculated as the percentage of the Target Score points they’ve accumulated. For example, if the Target Score is 1000 points, and a student has gained 500, his or her current grade is 50%.
  • Up until your Grades Accepted Until date for an activity, students can answer as many questions as they'd like to reach the Target Score and receive 100%. After your Grades Accepted Until date passes, students will be able to continue to answer questions, but will no longer be able to improve their grade on that InQuizitive activity.

How does the confidence slider work?

Students wager points on each question using the confidence slider. When students increase their confidence level, the point total that could be gained or lost on that given question also increases.

  • Scoring on a question ranges from 20–100 points depending on where students set their confidence level.
  • A student who loses points by answering a question incorrectly on the first attempt can regain half of the points he or she lost by answering the question correctly on the second attempt. Note: Some types of questions also allow for “second chance points” on third, fourth, or fifth attempts.
  • There are three levels in an InQuizitive activity, all reached by accumulating a certain number of points. Once a student reaches Levels 2 or 3, his or her point total can never fall below the point total threshold needed to reach that level.
  • If a student answers 5 questions correctly in a row, he or she earns a bonus equal to 5% of the Target Score.
  • If a student is struggling and hasn’t reached Level 2 after answering 75% of the minimum number of questions, InQuizitive will give him or her a “bonus question” that, when answered correctly, will immediately bump the student up to Level 2. Similarly, a student who hasn’t reached Level 3 after twice the minimum number of questions has been answered will get a bonus question to bump him or her up to Level 3.

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How do I set custom grading policies?

The only customized grading available in InQuizitive is the adjusting of the Target Score and minimum number of questions. However, if you use InQuizitive in conjunction with a campus learning management system (Blackboard, Canvas, etc.), you can set weightings and designate activities as extra credit in the learning management system gradebook.

How do I change individual student grades?

Here's how to override individual student grades from an activity's Class Activity Report:

Navigate to the Class Activity Report for the relevant InQuizitive activity by selecting a Student Set from the Select a Student Set drop-down menu, then clicking the Report button across from the relevant activity.

Alternately, when inside an InQuizitive activity itself, you can access that activity's class activity report by selecting Class Activity Report from the gear menu at the top right of the page.

Click the Details button across from the relevant student's name.

Click the Override Grade button for that student and enter the new grade.

The grade will immediately update in InQuizitive. If you’re using LMS integration, the grade will also immediately update in your LMS gradebook.

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How do I change the Grades Accepted Until (GAU) Date for an individual student?

Here's how to override a Grades Accepted Until (GAU) Date for an individual student:

Navigate to the Class Activity Report for the relevant InQuizitive activity by selecting a Student Set from the Select a Student Set drop-down menu, then clicking the Report button across from the relevant activity.

Alternately, when inside an InQuizitive activity itself, you can access that activity's class activity report by selecting Class Activity Report from the gear menu at the top right of the page.

Click the Details button across from the relevant student's name.

Click the Override Grades Accepted Until Date button for that student and enter the new Grades Accepted Until Date.

Please note, the class-wide Grades Accepted Until date will not change but when the student logins into their account, their new GAU will be displayed and they will be able to complete the activity for a grade until the new GAU passes.

Also, you can only extend the GAU for one student, in one activity at a time. If you need to adjust the GAU for multiple students within multiple activities, you will need to follow the steps above for each individual student within each activity.

Please note, adjusting the GAU for an individual student will not cause the student's grade to automatically update. For example, you have a student who earned 100% on an InQuizitive activity after the class-wide GAU had passed so the recorded grade for that student is 0% since the activity wasn't completed prior to the passage of the GAU. To attempt to give that student credit for the 100% he or she earned after the passage of the class-wide GAU, you adjust the individual GAU for that student so the student earned the 100% prior to the passage of the modified individual GAU. In this case, the student's recorded grade will not automatically update to be 100%. For now, please use the Override Grade feature discussed in the article above to update the student's grade manually or change the class-wide GAU so that the student's grade will occur within the updated class-wide GAU.

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How do I clear a student's submission and reset their grade?

Here's how to completely clear a student's submission and reset their grade:

Navigate to the Class Activity Report for the relevant InQuizitive activity by selecting a Student Set from the Select a Student Set drop-down menu, then clicking the Report button across from the relevant activity.

Alternately, when inside an InQuizitive activity itself, you can access that activity's Class Activity Report by selecting Class Activity Report from the gear menu at the top right of the page.

Click the Details button across from the relevant student's name.

Click on the Reset Submission button.

Please note, this process will completely erase this student's work and reset the activity. This action cannot be undone so please be careful! When the student accesses the activity again, he or she will start the activity from the beginning.

How do I view student results?

As mentioned earlier, this is handled with Student Sets. Watch this video for help.

As soon as a student enters the Student Set ID, you will be able to view the student's results. Students do not need to enter a Student Set ID when they first register; they can add themselves at any time and any activity progress they've made will be automatically imported in the Student Set.

You can create as many Student Set IDs as you’d like (e.g., for different sections of a class).

Please note, if you’re set up with LMS integration, you don't need to create a Student Set, nor do students need to enter a Student Set ID. This process will occur automatically the first time students click the InQuizitive link from within your campus LMS course and register for InQuizitive.

Where do I view student results?

If you're using an InQuizitive product homepage (a webpage that lists all of the InQuizitive activities available for a book), you have access to a Class Activity Report where you can view student grades, duration for each activity, as well as an overall InQuizitive average for each student.

Here’s how to access a Class Activity Report:

Select a Student Set in the Select a Student Set drop-down menu.

Click the Student Results button.

Optional: Export results. At any time, click the Export Report Data button to export student results.

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Here’s how to access individual activity results within the Class Activity Report:

Select a Student Set in the Select a Student Set drop-down menu.

Please note, alternately, when viewing an individual InQuizitive activity, you can access that activity's report by selecting Class Activity Report from the gear menu at the top right of the page.

Click the Report button across from each activity title.

Optional: Export results. At any time, click the Export Report Data button to export student results.

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