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Customizing How Points Are Distributed in "Many Answer" Questions

Our teachers would like to appeal to Canvas to have the option to customize how the points are distributed in “many answer” questions for both correct and incorrect answers.


Currently, the grading is such that if a student gets one answer correct and one wrong in the same problem, it cancels out those points.


***See examples below.


Would we be able to do this?


It is giving partial credit to both correct and incorrect answers equally, while at the same time, cancelling out correct points if they select one incorrectly.

For #9, in this instance, I selected 2/3 and it scored correctly:



In this next instance, I marked two correctly and one incorrect, and it gave me 1/3. In other words, it cancels out the point for the correct answer if you choose something wrong.

I don’t agree with that necessarily, but that is how it is set up for partials:


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 @stevenalvarez ,

First, I want to apologize for your question sitting in the community for so long without a response.


Second, it looks like you have stumped the Canvas Community.  Were you able to find an answer to your question? I am going to go ahead and mark this question as answered because there hasn't been any more activity in a while so I assume that you have the information that you need. If you still have a question about this or if you have information that you would like to share with the community, by all means, please do come back and leave a comment.