Automated Grading

Note: Some institutions do not make scores visible to students in PlayPosit.

In this article:

Learn about how student scores are calculated and how instructors can modify and update student scores.

  1. Assignment Scores
  2. Automated vs Manual Scoring
  3. Manually Export Grades to a LMS GradebookAssignment Scores

When a learner completes a Bulb, they are presented with their score on the assignment.  However, not all question types can be automatically graded by PlayPosit.

The Current Score is calculated by assigning 0 points to any questions that can not be automatically graded.  Once the course instructor grades those questions, scores will be updated.

Each question type has a default weight:

  • Multiple Choice: 1pt
  • Check all that apply: 1pt
  • Fill in the blank: 1pt
  • Free Response: 3pts

To adjust the default weights for Bulbs, Instructors can go to their Profile page.


Automated vs Manual Scoring

Multiple choice, Check-all-that-apply, and Fill-in-the-blank are all auto-graded questions.

If there are free response questions or if the instructor manually adjusted grades in PlayPosit, Instructors will need to manually export grades to include those points in a students' grade.

All other question types are ungraded.


Manually Export Grades to LMS

As an instructor, you will need to manually export grades if your Bulb included free response questions or if you adjusted students' scores by hand.

  1. Log in to your LMS and open the relevant Bulb.
  2. Click on Monitor.

  3. At the top of the Monitor page, click Sync. 

  4. Click Report to check the status of the student grade export.  It may take a few minutes to push all updated scores into the gradebook.

For more help navigating the Monitor page and adjusting student scores, see this video.