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Create Option for Extra Credit Question in Quiz

Create Option for Extra Credit Question in Quiz

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Users should be able to mark a question to be used for extra credit in a quiz in Canvas.  This question should only provide credit to the student if it is correct.  It should NOT take away from the student's overall score on the quiz if they get it wrong or do not answer it.
54 Comments
paul1
Surveyor II

It truly is!

paul1
Surveyor II

Couldn't share a more similar sentiment!

paul1
Surveyor II

I agree, Peter! Canvas is pretty great in other ways, so this is like owning a Tesla with manual windows.

sarah-canatsey
Learner II

We still don't have this option? I've got some very stressed faculty. 

remerick
Community Member

We've only been asking for 5 years, it's not like it's been that long. I'm sure Canvas is doing much more important updates, like adding emojis and such.

paul1
Surveyor II

:smileylaugh:

callinger
Explorer II

At the moment, in order for a quiz question to be "bonus" or "extra credit," you have to assign it a point value of zero and then manually grade this question for everyone to give them the point - it doesn't automatically see that they chose the correct answer and give them a 1 out of 0 or 2 out of 0. This is not practical for large classes and it's cumbersome even for smaller classes. There has to be a way that a box can be checked to mark the question as X points of extra credit if answered correctly. 

I find it hard to believe that this isn't already a feature request or "idea conversation" based on the prevalence of this issue/request in the community conversations. Just a few instances:

Thank you for your consideration.

(My role is both an instructor and an administrator)

mdocher
Surveyor II

I'm an instructor, and I would like the ability to assign extra credit questions within a quiz, or to be able to use a more complicated points/grading system for quizzes -- for example, if I want to give a 20-question quiz, but only grade it out of 18, so that students can get 2 questions wrong before it starts impacting their grade. 

msears
Surveyor

Please make this happen...I really need a way to add bonus points to an existing exam and not have to manually go through and add the points.  It is just not logical for me to do this with over 250 student exams.

cwoodwar1
Surveyor II

Why has there been no response yet from Canvas to make it possible to set questions on a quiz as extra credit (or bonus). D2L did this easily.  I also want to have students be able to choose say 3 out of 4 of the following questions to answer, but that is also impossible. You would think a modification of the "question group" feature would allow you to create a set of questions where students SEE all of them, but are able to select the subset of questions they want to answer.

ccarnes
Surveyor

This would allow flexibility in scoring quizzes and for profs desires.

fordfar
Surveyor II

I don't see any arguments as to why this feature shouldn't be implemented, the workaround is tedious (especially for large classes), and the practice is common in traditional classroom quizzes and tests. Let's get going on this suggestion!

It need not complicate the interface either. Consider adding a checkbox to "Mark as extra credit" then the number entered into the field that was for points possible can become the number for points extra if answered correctly. Example:

Extra Credit CheckboxExtra Credit Checkbox

 

 

vparpura
Surveyor

I would like to submit a request to the Canvas design team to create a way that allows us to designate questions within a quiz/test as bonus questions or to set the point value to be different from the total point value of the questions. At present we have to go back and regrade or separate bonus points into separate test and this is a lot of extra work/ time potentially leading to grading error. 

rlk03
Surveyor

I agree. I am an instructional designer, and our office frequently has instructors asking about how to set questions for bonus points on quizzes/exams.