Show or Hide Correct/Incorrect Marks on Assignments

You can show or hide marks that show your students which questions they answered correctly. Marks include the following:  

Mark Meaning
check mark

The submitted answer is correct.

x mark

The submitted answer is not correct.

a check mark over an x mark

The submitted answer is partially correct. Often, this means one of two things:

  • The answer is numerically correct, but is specified with an incorrect number of significant digits or decimal places.
  • The answer uses valid units, but is numerically incorrect.
a calculator with a triangle

The submitted answer is incorrect because it is based on incorrect values, but the calculation is valid.

x mark followed by an asterisk

The submitted answer is not correct, but credit was awarded for a previous submission.

feedback bubble

The submitted answer might be correct or incorrect; more feedback is available when you click the mark.

image of gray check

The last submitted answer was correct, but the answer has been changed and has not been resubmitted.

image of gray x

The last submitted answer was not correct, but the answer has been changed and has not been resubmitted.

When you allow multiple submissions, showing marks before the due date lets your students know which questions they need to try again. Showing marks after the due date lets your students know where they need more study or practice.

You can show or hide marks for the assignment or for specific questions. You can also choose to show marks before the due date only after students have made a certain number of submissions.

Note
  • If you choose to hide marks, you might want to let your students know you are doing this. Otherwise, your students might think that their responses were not submitted or that WebAssign is not working correctly.
  • Marks are never shown for essay, file-upload, and pencilPad questions, since these are graded manually. Instead, you can show grader comments for these question types.
  • Class Insights data are not shown for assignments when either correct/incorrect marks or scores are not shown to your students.
  1. Edit the assignment or assignment template settings.
    To do this Do this
    Change the assignment template In the Assignment Templates Manager, click Edit for the template.
    Change the current assignment only

    In the Assignment Editor, click Edit Settings.

    If the assignment used a template, the settings from the selected template become editable in the Assignment Editor and the template is no longer used.

  2. If needed, expand the Learning Tools & Feedback settings.
  3. In the Correct/Incorrect Marks row, select or clear the check boxes for Show Before Due Date and Show After Due Date.
  4. To show correct/incorrect marks before the due date only after a specified number of submissions:
    1. If needed, change the selection in the Show Before Due Date column heading to after specified submissions.
    2. In the Correct/Incorrect Marks row, select the check box for Show Before Due Date and select the number of submissions that your students need to make.
  5. Click Save.