Create an answer key in Blackboard

1. A single response is counted as correct
1. In the “default” view enter the letter (i.e., A, B, C, D, or E) that corresponds to the correct answer for each question on your exam. By default, GradeHub assigns 1 point for each correct response.
2. You can also enter multiple correct responses for a question in the “default” view. In this case, the student will receive credit for any correct response entered.

3. Here is an example using the answer key in the figure above:

Student 1 responses
Question 1 - A (Correct)
Question 2 - C (Incorrect)

Student 2 responses
Question 1 - B (Incorrect)
Questoin 2 - B (Correct)

Explanations:
Question 1 is a typical multiple-choice question where a student receives credit for answering A.
Question 2 provides credit for students that answer A or B as the response. For student 1, C is incorrect. For student 2, the answer of B is scored as correct.

Select the “+” in Advanced + for advanced scoring options (e.g., multiple correct answers, no credit, penalties, and extra and partial credit). To return to the collapsed view select the "-" in Advanced -.

1. Click the "*" to change a correct response from a single to multiple answers required for the correct response (e.g., A & B). After you click * it will change to “&”.

2. Here is an example using the answer key in the figure above.

Student 1 responses
Question 2 - B (Incorrect)

Student 2 responses
Question 1 - AB (Correct)

Student 3 responses
Question 2 - C (Incorrect)

Explanations:
Question 2 provides credit for students that answer A and B as the response. For student 1, only B is marked so it is incorrect. For student 2, the answer of A and B is scored as correct. For student 3, C is incorrect.
1. Weighting Correct Responses
1. Enter “Points” value under the “+” column to change the points from the default value of 1 point for a correct response. Points can be any number ≧ 0. Enter zero to provide no credit. Enter values > 0 to change the weight from 1.
2. Here is an example using the answer key in the figure above.

Student 1 responses
Question 1 - B (Incorrect)

Student 2 responses
Question 1 - A (Correct)

Explanations:
Question 1 provides 2 points credit for a correct response. For student 1, B receives 0 points. For student 2, the answer for A is scored as correct and receives 2 points.

2. Penalties
1. Occasionally, instructors assess penalties for incorrect responses to discourage guessing. To provide penalties for an incorrect answer, enter the point value to penalize incorrect responses under “-” column within the Points section. Note: the “-” penalty input cannot exceed the “+” points for a given question.
2. Here is an example using the answer key in the figure above.

Student 1 response
Question 1 - A (Correct)

Student 2 response
Question 1 - B (Incorrect)

Explanations:
Question 1 provides 1 point credit for students that answer A as the response and a 0.5 deduction for incorrect responses. For student 1, A is marked so the student receives 1 point credit. For student 2, the answer B is scored as incorrect and the student receives a -0.5 point penalty.

3. Partial Credit
1. To assign partial credit for any response other than the correct one, enter a point or point values to award partial credit for a given question.

2. Here is an example using the answer key in the figure above.

Student 1
Question 1 - A (Correct)
Question 2 - AB (Correct)

Student 2
Question 1 - B (Partial credit)
Question 2 - B (Partial)

Student 3
Question 1 - AB
Question 2 - BC

Student 4
Question 1 - BC
Question 2 - BCD

Explanations:
Question 1 provides 1 point credit for students that answer A as the response and a 0.5 point partial credit for B. Student 1 receives full credit for answering A. Student 2 receives partial credit of 0.5 for answering B. GradeHub’s partial credit rules allow up to one incorrect response. More than one incorrect response scores the question as incorrect. For Students 3 and 4, the student receives partial credit of 0.5.

Question 2 provides 2 points credit for answering A and B and 1 point partial credit for answering A or B. Student 1 receives 2 point credit for answering A and B. Students 2 and 3 receive partial credit of 1 point for answering B. Student 4 has more than one incorrect response so the question is scored as incorrect.

4. Extra Credit
1. Select the "extra" box to have a question scored as extra credit.
2. When using GradeHub for Blackboard, ensure that the “Possible Points” for the exam excludes extra credit questions. When you sync scores to your grade book, GradeHub will return a raw score including the extra credit to your exam. For example, if you have 21 questions all weighted as 1 point on your upcoming exam and question 21 is for extra credit, when you create the “+ Assignment” in Canvas you should enter 20 “points possible” for the “assignment.”

3. Here is an example using the answer key in the figure above.

Student 1 response
Question 3 - E (Correct)

Student 2 response
Question 3 - B (Incorrect)

Explanations:
Question 1 provides 1 point extra credit for students that answer E as the response For student 1, E is marked so the student receives 1 point extra credit. For student 2, the answer B is incorrect so the student does not receive extra credit.

Create answer keys for multiple versions of a test

1. You can add up to 5 test versions of a given test.
2. To create a new answer key for a test version select the Answer Key drop-down box.
1. The default answer key for a single test version is Answer Key "A."

1. When students take the test and mark a test version (see example below), GradeHub automatically applies the marked key. If there is only one test key, GradeHub automatically assumes Answer Key “A.”
2. There’s no need to sort your test by key before scanning.
3. You can change the key marked by the student after testing or add a key for those students that forgot to indicate the test version in the Student Analysis and Correction report. Here is a sample of the blank answer sheet. When students print their forms, we automatically complete their name and student ID to eliminate bubbling errors that frequently occur with student IDs.