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Negative marks in Multiple Choice Questions


In multiple choice questions ( not multiple answer questions) I would like to assign a negative mark for an incorrect answer. This is to avoid a student getting 25% for guesswork ( assuming all MCQs have four possible answers). Is this possible in Canvas?

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 @eamonn_butler ,

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.



Actually Robbie this feature is available in

best regards


Eamonn Butler


Dept. of Physical Sciences

Cork Institute of Technology


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Can you explain how to do this please?

As far as I can tell, penalties are applied within a question, but the score for a question is limited t