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asnyder11
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How to Change a Canvas Quiz Total Point Value?

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How can I setup a quiz to have a "base" point value like +10 for all students?  I understand how to work with Fudge points, but that does not change the total point value of the quiz.  For instance I want a quiz that is out of 28 points with question values to have an additional 12 points added for a total point value of 40 points.  I will take away points from the 12 points based on my examination of the student work and know I could do this in fudge points.  I can't find a way to make the total points out of 40 instead of 28.

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chofer
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Hello  @asnyder11 ...

In classic Quizzes, the only way to change the total points of your quiz is to modify the number of points for each question.  Once you modify the points for each question, the overall total of the quiz will be updated.  There is no way to just modify a "Total Points" field in classic Quizzes because it is adding up the total of all points for all your questions in the quiz.

In New Quizzes, you should be able to create a set of question (let's say 28 questions at 1 point each).  Then, you can modify the assignment (quiz) details to increase the total score to 40 points...keeping each of your 28 questions at 1 point each.

If you do not have New Quizzes available to you at your school, you will need to talk with your school's local Canvas administrator or someone in your school's Online Learning/eLearning department to see if they have enabled it yet.  Some schools have not done so, and your school might be waiting a bit longer to enable New Quizzes for you and your colleagues.

I hope this will help, Angela.  Please let Community members know if you have any other questions.  Thanks.  Stay safe...be well.

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chofer
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Hello  @asnyder11 ...

In classic Quizzes, the only way to change the total points of your quiz is to modify the number of points for each question.  Once you modify the points for each question, the overall total of the quiz will be updated.  There is no way to just modify a "Total Points" field in classic Quizzes because it is adding up the total of all points for all your questions in the quiz.

In New Quizzes, you should be able to create a set of question (let's say 28 questions at 1 point each).  Then, you can modify the assignment (quiz) details to increase the total score to 40 points...keeping each of your 28 questions at 1 point each.

If you do not have New Quizzes available to you at your school, you will need to talk with your school's local Canvas administrator or someone in your school's Online Learning/eLearning department to see if they have enabled it yet.  Some schools have not done so, and your school might be waiting a bit longer to enable New Quizzes for you and your colleagues.

I hope this will help, Angela.  Please let Community members know if you have any other questions.  Thanks.  Stay safe...be well.

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I’ve eliminated two questions from a 20 question quiz (each question worth 5 pts). The total points graded were 90 points but the point total shown in grade book at the top of the column still says the quiz is worth 100 pts (it is actually worth 90 points since eliminating two questions from the quiz). How do i change the total points to show that the quiz has been changed to be worth 90 points rather than the original 100 points?

 

Did you ever figure this out? I am facing a similar issue..

After a quiz is already taken, I want to drop some of the top scores to improve the grade of students lower in the distribution. Can I export the grade book, adjust the spreadsheet column by multiplying it be a factor like (initial point total/new point total), save the spreadsheet as a CSV file, and import it back to Canvas? This will change the entire column and the total column. For example, suppose I give a 10 point quiz, and student A gets 10, B gets 8, and C gets 5. If I use all the points to determine the grade distribution, A gets an A, B gets a B, and C gets an F. If I drop the 10 and use 8 as the top score, then 8 is equal to 100%. A gets 10(10/8) =  12.5 = 125%, B gets 8(10/8) = 10 = 100%, and C gets 5(10/8) = 62.5 = 62.5%, and isn't so demoralized.