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Can not see what the student answered on a quiz.

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Laura Wilson

I can not see what a student answered on a quiz.

I see the student has taken a quiz, received a grade.

I go into the quiz to look at it and when I click on each question they got wrong, it shows the correct answer at the bottom.

I don't need the correct answer, I need to see what the student selected.

(Its good to see the correct answers, but I need to see what they selected.)
I have a student that says she was correct, but misspelled the word and I wanted to check into this for her.

Another student, same class, same quiz, I checked on several and it appears the answers are correct, but marked wrong, unless I am just seeing the computer telling me the correct answers, and not showing me what the student selected.

I have tried to select the submission history, but that brings up just date time and score, ect.....

 

 

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Bruce Sharp

You didn't specify exactly where you were looking. I assume you are clicking on the student's score in your gradebook? That should show you whatever they entered whether right or wrong.

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Laura Wilson

Thanks Bruce.

I was looking in grade book.

I am now able to see what answers the student selected. I think it was my web browser?

I can click on show correct answer or not to show. I can see the little dot on the question that indicates the answer they chose. Several students are getting marked wrong for typing in just the letter (C.= Pattern) so they just type in C and it is marking it wrong, others are capitalizing or not capitalizing and the system is marking things wrong. I am going back and double checking everyone's work. 

 

Laura

 

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Bruce Sharp

We are always told that if Buzz isn't acting as expected the first step is to clear our browser cache. Also just closing the Buzz window without logging out first can cause odd things to happen.

It sounds like you are working with fill-in questions. There is an option to make the answer case-insensitive so it will ignore upper/lower case. Unfortunately it isn't retroactive. Once an item is graded changes won't affect it and you have to manually fix it.

Depending on how many students you have it may be faster to tell the students "if you did this ___ then I'll still give you credit if you send me an email with the name of the assignment and question number." That way you don't have to check everyone.

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Laura Wilson

wow, thanks for getting back with me!

we should be moving slowly forward as we go.

I might let students know about the case sensitive thing for sure!

 

Laura

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Bruce Sharp

Case sensitivity is something you have to set when you write the question. Buzz fill-in answers are VERY specific. Every letter and every space has to be exactly what the answer says. It's often helpful to enter alternate correct answers.

For example if the question is "Who was the first president of the US?"

Answer: George Washington, but you might also want to accept G. Washington, G Washington, Washington, GEORGE WASHINGTON, etc. You would also decide whether to check case-insensitive or not. If you did check case insensitive you wouldn't need to capitalize anything because it wouldn't matter.

Our school has been using Buzz (and BrainHoney before it) for several years. I'm still learning things all the time.

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