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All or No Points on Multiple Answer Questions

All or No Points on Multiple Answer Questions

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Currently multiple answer questions give a partial score if students do not choose all the correct answers. Please add a feature that allows faculty to set multiple answer questions to give an all or nothing score if the student does not choose all of the correct answers. Many professional certification exams require this type of scoring and currently our faculty are having to hand grade these questions.
This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

For details, please refer to How do I create a Multiple Answer question in New Quizzes?

91 Comments
leward
Community Contributor

Very important for Indiana University's School of Nursing.

kona
Community Coach
Community Coach

Our Nursing faculty absolutely need this option! Without it they can't appropriately prepare their students for the NCLEX!! As it is they are going in and manually re-grading all of their multiple-select questions so that they are all or none points. This is very time consuming and frustrating for them. sadpanda​

Cindy_Masek
Community Contributor

We at Bryan College of Health Sciences are in the same boat for our nursing courses.  NCLEX readiness is essential.  It is very time consuming to hand correct these questions and that is the only option faculty have in Canvas to create the testing experience nursing students require. .  

armorris
Community Member

We use "select all that apply" questions (multiple response)  on each unit exam. However, we do not award partial credit since NCLEX does not award partial credit. It is all or none. This is not an option on Canvas, so rather than taking points away from students we don't initially put points on the multiple response questions. Then when grading we have to go back in and manually add points on each student under each multiple response question. HELP! We need an option for it to not give partial credit.

djwilliams
Community Member

We use "select all that apply" questions (multiple response)  on each unit exam. However, we do not award partial credit since NCLEX does not award partial credit. It is all or none. This is not an option on Canvas, so rather than taking points away from students we don't initially put points on the multiple response questions. We need this for our nursing program statistical information and for validity and reliability purposes.

jhhand
Community Member

Agree with above.  It would be very helpful to at least have an option for scoring multiple response questions as all correct or no points.  We allow our students to view scores immediately after testing.  They are given 5-9 multiple response questions.  Our practice is to not score these items but make them worth "0" points so that the students' scores are not incorrectly skewed higher than they actually are.  Faculty must go back in to each students test and hand grade these questions.  The all or none feature would be very helpful. 

mafleming
Community Member

I agree with Angie "all or nothing" points for multiple response items is needed.

mafleming
Community Member

ICC needs canvas to grade "all or nothing" points for multiple response items.

tlramey
Community Member

We need this option, not only to improve grading times, but to have statistical data for our multiple response questions for program improvement.

dlgillespie
Community Member

We need this option to improve grading efficiency and remove the possibility of partial credit. 

mlwalden
Community Member

Nationally, schools of nursing need this feature as we all face the same issues. The option will make testing easier for students and deliver statistics that will create stronger testing. Nursing students face many challenges, let's making the use of Canvas testing better! This option can be a "perk" for changing from other platforms to Canvas.

tjlucas
Community Member

We use "select all that apply" questions (multiple response)  on each unit exam. We do not award partial credit since NCLEX -RN does not award partial credit. It is all or none. Since this is not an options in Canvas, we hand grade those items. We need an option to not give partial credit and be able to collect statistical information.

jreid
Community Member

This is essential. Without it the testing function is incompletel

hensonj
Community Participant

As others have mentioned, this is essential functionality. It is a basic feature, that has resulted in faculty spending exorbitant amounts of time regrading by hand.

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tjarmstrong
Community Member

Including the option for faculty to assign appropriate credit (all or nothing) has the potential to improve overall faculty satisfaction with the learning management stystem (LMS), increase student satisfaction with the Canvas testing experience, and reduce student anxiety in an already stressful environment.

djwilliams
Community Member

Schools of nursing need this feature as we all face the same issues related to providing statistically valid tests. This option will make testing easier for students and deliver statistics that will create stronger testing. We need the option for "all or nothing test questions".

KDAVEY
Community Member

Please add this essential functionality to Canvas

striglej
Community Contributor

We turn the multiple answer questions into fill in the blank questions and list the answer choices as part of the question.  The students type their responses in and the instructors grade.  Not a very good solution.

scott
Community Participant

I think it is important to give the choice to do partial or to give all points.  We use this feature in two ways. A) if you want to give multiple choices but only get part correct, you should only get partial credit.  B) sometimes we need to go back after the exam and accept other answers due to the question being confusing.  In that case we do NOT want to give partial credit, we want to accept either of the answers we marked.

nancy_hula
Community Member

I vote yes!

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