After completing an assignment you will be able to see your grades. Immediately after submitting an assignment, you will see the word "Calculating" next to your grade. If you click "Details" you will be taken to the grade page.
If you return to the page later or refresh it after a minute or so your current assignment grade will be shown here. If you have made multiple attempts it will either be your highest grade or the grade from your most recent attempt, depending on your instructor's settings.
Clicking on the "Details" button will take you to the basic grades view for the assignment, where you can see your score and a general overview of how you did on the questions.
By default, you will see the grades for each of your attempts and the time when you submitted them:
To see which questions you got right or wrong click "View Questions" on the right of the page:
You will see one of four different symbols for each question on a given attempt.
Fully correct answer
Fully incorrect answer
Partially correct answer
Question not attempted
At the bottom of the list of attempts, you'll see your average percentage score on each question across all of your attempts, and under that how many times you answered each one.
If your instructor has set penalties for late submissions or for submissions after the first one these will be applied to your grade. If you want to see the breakdown of your score with and without any penalties you can select the "View Penalties" button on the top right of the page.
The 5% re-attempt penalty applied in the image above has been applied to a base score on the second attempt of 60%, resulting in a final score of 57%.
If your instructor has also instituted a late penalty and your assignment is both late and a re-attempt both penalties will be applied.
Depending on the settings your instructor has selected you may be able to see a detailed view of your submitted assignment including the answers that you submitted. You can tell if this view is available by whether there is a "View Details" button present under your percentage score on the basic grade page.
Sometimes instructors will set assignments so that students cannot view details at all, sometimes so they can be viewed after a certain date, and sometimes so that they can be viewed immediately upon submission.
In the detail view, you will be able to view your answers and see whether they are correct or not. Depending on your instructor's settings you may only see the answers you gave, or you may also see what the correct answer is and/or any solutions that are provided. (Note: only some books include solutions, and solutions may not be available for every question in a given book.)
You can find out what settings your instructor is using for what you can see at the top of the Detail View:
Marking of your answers
In the detail view of your submission you will see how many points you received for each answer and whether each part of your answer was correct.
You will see a circle with how many points you received out of the total available for a question on the right of the page. The color of the circle indicates whether you have received full credit (green), partial credit (yellow), or no credit (red).
On each question, the answer you gave will be marked as correct or incorrect. Correct answers are marked with green checks and highlighted in green and incorrect answers are marked with red checks and highlighted in red.
Tip: If all of your answers are marked correct, but you received no credit or only partial credit on the question it is usually a multiple-response question, and you have not selected all the correct answers needed to get full credit.
Tip: If you see multiple answers marked with an X, and you only selected one answer, then one of those is likely a correct answer that you did not select. For more information see Correct Answers.
In the above image, you can see that the two selected answers "Brown" and "Red" are correct, but only 0.67 points have been awarded out of an available 1 point. The option "Yellow" has not been selected, but is also correct, resulting in partial credit.
If you have some answers correct and some wrong on a multiple-selection question you will typically only get partial credit, even if you selected all the right answers, as there is a penalty for incorrect answers.
Graphing questions do not give partial credit. Each element that is supposed to be on the page will be marked in green and have a checkmark if it is present, and incorrect elements will be marked in red and have Xs. Some graphing elements look similar to each other, like the end points of segments and points created with the line tool. Make sure to follow the directions in the question carefully.
Because of the extra line segment marked in red in the upper right of the graph above, no credit is given for the question.
Marking of correct answers
Your instructor may set your assignment to show the correct answers to questions you got wrong or only partially correct in the detail view.
Correct answers that you did not select are highlighted in yellow and have a red X on the right of the page. You can see all three kinds of marks, selected correct answers, selected incorrect answers, and unselected correct answers here:
On some formats of questions, the correct answer may be shown underneath the question with your answer: