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Releases Q&A: 2022-01-15 New Quizzes Matching Questions Partial Credit

Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

Looking to discuss this feature from the 2022-01-15 Release Notes? Post a reply and start a conversation!

  • This topic is for feature discussion only—please share use cases, best practices, etc. regarding this feature
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  • Bug reports should be submitted to Canvas Support—bugs will not be triaged in this thread
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Community Champion


Community Member

But what about Multiple Answer, Ordering, and some of the other categories?  Other LMS systems have had this feature in place for ages to help teachers.  This is a step in the right directions and should not be difficult to add it to the other categories to help teachers. 

Community Explorer

This is great to see partial credit returning for matching questions. However, when testing now making a new New Quiz, it wasn't defaulted to partial. I needed to still select it from exact match. Thanks for looking into this but great return of this feature! Thanks! 

Community Explorer

I am seeing the same thing in my test accounts.  Default is Exact match, even on subsequent Matching questions after the setting had been changed on the first one.

Also, the Canvas Release Notes show the two options in reverse order from what we see in our instance.

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Community Novice

Please work on fixing other issues with partial credit being unavailable. We need partial credit to be given for the "sort" activity, as well!

Community Member

Partial credit for a problem should be the only "penalty" a student receives.  There should not be a penalty for what you don't know attached to what you do know.  

For example,  A problem has 5 answer choices of which 3 are correct and the point value for that problem is set to 3.  Each correct answer should be awarded 1 point. 

This solution should be so easy that it could be a fast update to the program.  Penalties AND partial credit is not fair to the student