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How do I Batch update an activity score for multiple students?

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Buzz allows you to Batch update scores on an activity for multiple students using the Activity grader.

To do so:

  1. Open the Activity grader.
  2. Select the students you want to update scores for (you can skip this step if you want to batch update all student scores for the activity).
  3. Open the Tools menu (wrench icon) and choose Batch update scores.

Note: There are 3-5 tabs accessible from the Batch update scores window. In order to save changes, you must make the changes in that tab and then click Update. You can then reopen the window, make change, and Update a different tab if needed.

  1. On the Auto-fill scores tab, you can:
    • Use the Entries to auto-fill dropdown to specify which of the select student activities to update. Grouping options include unscored, unsubmitted, submitted and unscored, all, or selected (only appears when student checkboxes are selected).
    • Enter the updated grade.
    • Indicate whether you want to Return scores to students and/or Allow retry for the activity.
  1. On the Mark as missing tab, you can:
    • Mark a group of students as missing the selected activity. Grouping options include unscored, unsubmitted, all, or selected (only appears when student checkboxes are selected). A clipboard with an exclamation point icon appears with the activity in student Grades, alerting the student of the issue (as well as a Missing Status in Grade details screens).
    • Check the Also assign a score box and enter a score if you want to. You are able to provide a grade for a missing activity, but it is not marked as complete in the course, meaning it won't open up activities that require completion to access.

Note: Mark as missing works differently from the other scoring options. Review the rules for using Mark as missing.

  1. On the Excuse tab, you can excuse a group of students from the selected activity; grouping options include unsubmitted, submitted, all, or selected (only appears when student checkboxes are selected).
  1. On the Allow Retry tab, can enable retries for a group of student submissions based on whether they have been submitted, submitted and scored, submitted and unscored, or selected (only appears when student checkboxes are selected). Allowing retries on activities with an expired due date prompts you to modify the due date for that group.
  1. If zeros have been automatically assigned to past-due activities, a Clear tab appears allowing you to clear All auto-zeroed scores for the activity. Be sure to clear current due dates or assign new future due dates before using this option, so the activities aren't automatically given zeros again.

Note: There are 3-5 tabs accessible from the Batch update scores window. In order to save changes, you must make the changes in that tab and then click Update. You can then reopen the window, make change, and Update a different tab if needed.

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