Most questions in Canvas New Quizzes are auto-corrected, but some questions (SAQs, or file upload questions, for instance) may require manual review by lecturers to mark student responses.


To access student submissions for a quiz and to manually mark any question which require manual intervention, complete the following steps.

  1. Click the quiz you want to access.
  2. From the quiz settings, click Build
  3. Click the Moderate tab. This will provide you with a list of student attempts, how each student scored and the logs for each students' quiz attempt.
  4. If you click into a student's attempt, then you can view how they answered each question and what marks they received. For any questions which require manual intervention:
  • Items that require manual grading display a grey border [1].
  • To give a student full points for an answer, click the Checkmark button [2].
  • To give a student no points for an answer, you click the X button [3].
  • You can also use the Arrow buttons to increase or decrease the score [4].