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How can I retract, regrade, and republish a test?

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Before editing.

Reasons for editing a published test may include:

  • Correcting typographical, spelling, or grammatical errors in Question or Answer text
  • Correcting point value errors at the Question level
  • Changing correct answer specifications

Published assessments can be modified even if students have already taken the test. If planning to edit a published assessment that is still available to students, notify students in advance of the modifications, as the test will be temporarily unavailable.

In cases of changing point values or correcting an answer specification, it is highly recommended to wait to edit the test until all students have submitted their test attempts.

If making textual changes that do not alter the meaning of questions or answers (e.g., correcting typographical errors), only Republish the test after making the changes.

Note: Tests that draw questions from pools cannot be republished or republished and regraded since there is no direct access to the pool questions via the published test.

Tip: Make sure to download test submissions before beginning the Regrade and Republish process. This ensures you that a backup of the assessment results is available in case of any errors during the regrading process.

Edit and republish a test.

Select Tests & Quizzes.

select Tests & Quizzes


In the target Sakai site, select Tests & Quizzes from the Tool Menu.

Select Actions, then choose Edit.

select Actions, then choose edit
  1. Select the Actions dropdown menu next to title of the published assessment.
  2. Then, choose Edit.

Select Edit.

select Edit

A warning confirmation will appear. Select the Edit button to retract the assessment.  

Warning: When an assessment is retracted for editing, it will be unavailable to students.

Select Edit.

Select edit for a question or part

Select Edit for the specific part or question to be modified.

Select relevant Update button.

select update points and/or update order

If changes were made to point values or order of questions, select the corresponding button Update Points or Update Order.

Select relevant Republish button.

select republish

Once all changes have been completed, select Republish.

Confirm republication.

select republish

Select Republish. The assessment will become available to students and the date and time of modification will be noted in the Modification column.

If points were modified, select Regrade and Republish.

select regrade and republish

Once changes have been applied to point values, Regrade and Republish.

Tip: Select Regrade and Republish if changes were made to a question point value, the correct answer options, or other changes that would cause student scores to change.

Select Regrade and Republish.

designate whether students can update their submission, then select regrade and republish

If students have already submitted an assessment attempt,

  1. Check the checkbox to Allow students to update their latest submission. (Optional)
  2. Then, select Regrade and Republish.

All submitted tests will be regraded and points will be adjusted to reflect the changes that were made. The assignment will become available to the students and the date and time of modification will be noted in the Modification column.

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