Center for Educational Resources and Technology at DSU

Month: April 2024


Ensure your first exam using LockDown Browser runs smoothly and reduce student test anxiety! Have students take an ungraded practice quiz that requires the use of LockDown Browser before the graded exam occurs.

The CERT team has already created two sample quizzes and loaded them into the Quizzes link in your BrightSpace course.  You can use that sample quiz or edit it, to support your students or your course material. 

Simply keep the quiz available for the duration of the course, with unlimited attempts, so students can access it again if they use a different computer.


Follow the link for even more information about Respondus LockDown Browser and how to use practice quizzes to help your students be successful!

Where Students Can See Feedback in Brightspace

As an instructor using the Brightspace learning management system, providing meaningful feedback to students on their assignments and quizzes is important. But do you know where your students can access that feedback within Brightspace?

Students see their scores and any general feedback by clicking on the Grades menu within a course. The students need to return to the assessment to get details, like the quiz questions & answers if allowed, and the inline feedback of an assignment.

Quiz Feedback

Clicking on the Quizzes menu inside a course brings up the quiz list. Included on the quiz list is a column for Evaluation Status. Links to the attempts are available, and quizzes with unread feedback are highlighted.

Assignment Feedback

To find a course’s assignment list, students must click on Course Tools…Assignments.

Like the quizzes, the Assignment list contains an Evaluation Status column that links to read or unread feedback.

BONUS: Controlling the feedback released

Quiz Feedback

What and when students see after taking a Brightspace quiz is controlled in the Evaluation & Feedback section available when editing a quiz. Scores are automatically published by default, but the option can be deselected. Changing the setting does require an instructor to publish the grades manually later but will prevent a student from sharing results with peers.

Another option is a drop-down setting for whether questions are provided after the submission of a quiz. Questions are not displayed by default, but options for all or incorrect questions, with or without correct answers, are available.

Allowing Multiple Submissions

In Brightspace, instructors can set assignments to allow students to submit multiple times. To enable this on an assignment, please follow the series of steps below!

  1. Navigate to your course within Brightspace.
  2. Click on “Course Tools” in your course navigation bar.
  3. Select “Assignments” from the dropdown menu that appears.
    • If you are creating a new assignment, click the blue “New Assignment” button in the upper left.
    • If you are editing an existing assignment, find the assignment from the list that appears and click on the downwards facing arrow to the right of the assignment name, and click “Edit Assignment” from the dropdown menu.
  4. On the right hand side, click “Submission & Completion” to expand the category.
  5. Under the Submissions header will be three options; ‘All submissions are kept’, ‘Only one submission allowed’, and ‘Only the most recent submission is kept’. To allow students to submit multiple times, check the bubble next to ‘All submission are kept’.
  6. Click on the blue Save and Close button on the bottom right corner of the screen.

Students will now be able to submit to that assignment multiple times, and you will keep a record of each submission!

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