Please note, this guide explains how to manually grade open questions only (in the system, an open question is any question in a scanned exam or Moodle assignment. In online or mixed exams, an open question is set in advance when creating the exam in the online editor).

* Questions containing sections - each section is graded separately as an open question in itself (the overall grade of the main question is automatically summed up).

There are three main grading methods, each with several ways to assign a score.

 Only one method can be used per submission. Read here about choosing a grading method.

Using Score Annotations

Giving a "final score" for the question using the 'G' button

Click on the 'score' (G) button in the floating grading toolbar.

Click on the exam where you want the grade to appear, and the "Grade Question" window will open – enter the grade for the question and click OK.

1Question Number - The default question is the next one without a score. You can manually change the question number.
2Grade Box - You can enter the grade manually or using the virtual keyboard. The maximum grade is limited to what was defined in the grade structure.
3Comment Box - You can add a comment that will appear next to the grade annotation. This comment is not saved in the comment bank.

The entered and approved grade will appear on the exam and update in the questions' panel.

Grade directly via "Mini G"

"Mini G" is a dedicated grade button that allows you to grade a question chosen from the Exam Questions panel

Click on the small G button next to the question in the panel and click on the desired location on the exam,  the "Grade Question" window will open with the selected question.

Note: These buttons will only be available for exams in which a Grade Structure has been set

Quick Fixed Grading (V/X) 

Accessing the quick grading buttons is by clicking the small arrow next to the "G Button"

Select the desired button and click on the exam,

 the score will be entered directly (without the additional "Grade Question" window)

 Button: gives the full points to the question

 Button: score 0 for the question

 Button: gives half of the score to the question

Best practice:

Double-clicking on one of those quick grading tools will leave them active even after the score is given.


Pressing the Ctrl key on your keyboard will switch between the scoring options

Attention 1These buttons will only be available for exams in which a Grade Structure has been set

Attention 2: Do not get confused with the  V, half V and X tools within the annotation toolbar, 

these tools are not grading tools and will not affect the grading of the exam.

Grading directly into the Exam Questions panel

Type the score in the score box with the appropriate question

Attention!  You can not score directly into the Exam Question panel and use the score buttons (G) at the same time. 

If you select one of the methods, you can not use the other on the same exam notebook.

Partial score - Plus and Minus buttons

You can subtract or add partial score to the question by using the plus and minus buttons.

Click here to learn how to work with the tool