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## Extra credit on exam

I gave a exam recently and put 104 points on the test with the intention of the test would be out of 100 points, with the possibility of getting as much as 4 points of extra credit (so people could get 104 on the test).  When calculating the total class grade, I'd like this exam to count as if the test were out of 100 points.  However, there doesn't seem to be any way to set the points on the test to be 100 if the test has 104 points on it.  I searched the forum and didn't find a similar question, but I can't believe I'm the only person trying to do this.  Any suggestions are appreciated.

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You need to make your test only be worth 100 points.  When you grade your individual students tests through speed grader there is an option at the bottom bottom of the tests that says  "fudge points".  You can type in how many "extra credit" points you want the student to receive and it will add it to their total score making the score that they can receive 104/100.

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@adessler  If the test is a paper copy handed out to students, then you can just make the assignment worth 100 points and enter in up to 104 for the score.

If you are using speed grader on a canvas quiz, then @edenos is correct - set up the quiz for 100 points and depending on where the extra credit comes from will determine how to make the change. Add fudge points if that is possible.  Or, if it is individual questions - just assign those questions to be worth 0 points.  Then in the question state that it is worth the extra credit point value.

If you are using a rubric with an assignment, make the rubric worth the 104 points, but assign 100 points to the assignment - you will be given a warning on the rubric that the grade discrepancy exists, but you can tell it to keep them different - I do this on my homework assignments.

Any other combination I am not sure about.  It really depends on how you are putting the test into Canvas and how you want to assign the extra points.

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You need to make your test only be worth 100 points.  When you grade your individual students tests through speed grader there is an option at the bottom bottom of the tests that says  "fudge points".  You can type in how many "extra credit" points you want the student to receive and it will add it to their total score making the score that they can receive 104/100.

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@adessler  If the test is a paper copy handed out to students, then you can just make the assignment worth 100 points and enter in up to 104 for the score.

If you are using speed grader on a canvas quiz, then @edenos is correct - set up the quiz for 100 points and depending on where the extra credit comes from will determine how to make the change. Add fudge points if that is possible.  Or, if it is individual questions - just assign those questions to be worth 0 points.  Then in the question state that it is worth the extra credit point value.

If you are using a rubric with an assignment, make the rubric worth the 104 points, but assign 100 points to the assignment - you will be given a warning on the rubric that the grade discrepancy exists, but you can tell it to keep them different - I do this on my homework assignments.

Any other combination I am not sure about.  It really depends on how you are putting the test into Canvas and how you want to assign the extra points.

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Is there no way to do this (include extra credit) automatically with an auto-graded quiz?  I teach  150 students and manually scrolling through a 20 question test to read the final "extra credit" response and type in additional points 150 times is exhausting.  EspecialIy when we offer multiple extra credit questions, like at the end of the school year. I know I can manually set points on assignments, but it does not seem like Canvas can do this with auto-graded quizzes.  I agree with the others who have commented that this should not be a difficult thing to program into Canvas.  Very frustrating.  Any help/ideas would be appreciated!

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I've been following this issue for years - Canvas does not care and will not fix the issue.

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I completely agree with your frustration.  If you are still using classic quizzes, then there may be some options available to make it less painful.  I do not use new quizzes, so I cannot provide insight on anything that may help speed up the process.

For classic quizzes, I would install and use the quiz-wiz canvancement and then have the option to go to a particular question at the top( I do not recall how that feature is turned on).  Quiz-wiz will install a way to save and advance to the next student on a single click and with the question selection option, the next quiz goes to that question for each student.