Automarked tasks

Understanding how automarked tasks work for authors, learners and facilitators.

Caitlin Foran avatar
Written by Caitlin Foran
Updated over a week ago

For authors

Many of our tasks types allow authors to set a correct answer. You'll see this under the Correct tab. When the author has set the correct answer, the task can be automarked by the system.

Task types that can be automarked

  • Multiple choice

  • True/false

  • Multiple choice matrix

  • Cloze with dropdown

  • Close type response

  • Cloze matching

  • Text highlight

  • Order

  • Match

  • Classification

  • Image dropdown

  • Select hot spots

  • Charts and graphs

  • Number line

  • Bar chart

  • Math cloze (auto-marked)

Alternate correct answers

An alternate correct answer is an answer that would also be marked correct by the system.

Authors can set as many alternate correct answers as they like. But... if you find yourself needing to set a large number, reach out to our team, there may be a different task type that would make things easier.

For learners

For learners, when they submit an automarked task (assessed or non-assessed) they'll immediately see how they were marked by the system. That is, you'll see green ticks for any answer(s) that were correct, and red crosses for any answers that were incorrect.

Note: This shows how the learner was marked rather than what the correct answers are.

Learners will also be shown any automatic feedback (displayed directly below the response area) after submitting their response.

For facilitators

As a facilitator, you see the outcome for automarked tasks in the Mark column in either the Learners or Marking tabs of the Class Console.

The ticks and crosses shown in the Mark column are based on whether the learner got every item in the task correct (tick) or if they had one or more items incorrect (cross).

Note: Facilitators can see the detail of exactly which items (within a task) learners had correct/incorrect by selecting View.

For quizzes

Quizzes are a little different as they are made up of a number of tasks. For instance, for an assessed quiz, learners won't see how they were marked until they have used all their attempts (or, they may not see how they were marked at all). This depends on how the author has set up the quiz when they were creating it. For more detail on how quizzes are marked, see Add a quiz to your course.

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