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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.
62 Comments
chofer
Community Coach
Community Coach

Hi  @freddy_angel ​...  I think a lot of what you are requesting is actually in a similar idea that is now open for voting: .  You might want to consider adding your vote to that idea.

jbriggs
New Member

This would be fantastic as it is a very common use case for teachers. It is important that it can be set at the question level not the entire quiz as many teachers have a bonus question at the end - often to make the quiz more fun (like random triva).

lsweet
New Member

This would save me so much time! Right now, I have to go through and manually give students credit for these EC problems, even if Canvas marks it as "Correct."

hduck
New Member

I completely agree. I wish there was a box that said Bonus Question to check when adding questions to a quiz. When the box is checked, Canvas wouldn’t factor the point value into the total points for the quiz. So if students got the question correct, it would add the assigned point value at the end, for example 102/100. If the student got it wrong but got everything else correct, the student would still receive a 100 on the quiz.

jamesjr
New Member

Although that idea includes the option of designating quiz items as extra credit, it is posed as an alternative suggestion in that thread. Problematically, creating a whole extra credit quiz is a less flexible solution than this one.

I did vote on that initiative, though, and hope to participate in their focus group now that they are exploring how professors use extra credit.

awilliams
Instructure
Instructure

Anyone interested in extra credit should check out the Canvas Focus Group: Extra Credit​ and the other extra credit related ideas that are in the Gathering Info stage:

hvaughn
Community Member

This would be a welcome addition!

jsparks
Instructure
Instructure

I think this is a terrific idea as we look to enhance the quizzing engine. For now, this is not something we will be able to develop and release in the next six months. As we look to an improved quizzing experience, we will consider this for future development. For now, this topic will be archived.

meyer_c
New Member

Please add this on the near future to-do list. This would be an REALLY nice addition!

joeso
New Member

Switching from Blackboard to Canvas has been a rewarding experience, however lacking this option is similar to lacking a feature. Please add the ability to mark questions across quizzes as extra credit.

cohenf
Community Member

Just adding my 2 cents, as up/down voting is now closed. This is, to me, essential and basic functionality. To create rewarded zero-denominator assignments is, at best, an optimal workaround, but should not be the final stage of development on this. I am impressed with Canvas, our new LMS here, but our old one, inferior for sure, had a clickable "extra credit" option for items within quizzes/assignment or for whole quizzes/assignments. It was just so easy. Extra-credit questions and assignments are common practice. For me, they are a distinct set of incentives for certain types of academic work.

CraigOgden
Community Member

This needs to be added.

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team
  Idea is currently in Product Radar Learn more about this stage...

agormeza
New Member

Hello, 

What's the status with this update? It's now December of 2017 and this would be an awesome feature to have...   @Renee_Carney ‌

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

 @agormeza  

Are you following https://community.canvaslms.com/groups/quizzes?sr=search&searchId=b2e11866-287e-4fe7-900e-1175ed40f5...‌ and/or have you requested access to the new beta quizzing tool?  If not, you'll want to do that!

There are no direct updates for this idea thread at this time.  Continue to follow it and you will get a notification when there is something new!

agormeza
New Member

Thank you, Renee! I'll be sure to check out the Quizzes LTI User Group.

Relative to bonus points, are developers currently working on this and is

there any release date scheduled or planned?

Best regards,

Aki Gormezano

On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:45 PM, rcarney@instructure.com <

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

As for questions that are distinctly identified as extra credit, this is not currently in dev.  It's not currently in the scope of existing priorities, either, sorry.

 @kona ‌ has published some resources in the past that focus on extra credit.  You may find https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-5586-creating-an-extra-credit-quiz and the discussions around that document helpful?  She (and others) may have some tips and tricks for you for giving extra credit on a quiz questions?

agormeza
New Member

Thanks, Renee.

Best,

Aki

CraigOgden
Community Member

for those of us who do NOT have the LTI beta, these references to LTI is not helpful.  Does this mean that Canvas will no longer be updating the non-LTI environment? Should we be abandoning the old version of Canvas?

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

 @cogden ‌

You can have access to the new Quizzes LTI by requesting it, or having your local admin request it.  You can find more information in the Quizzes LTI User Group‌.

The new quizzing engine was built from the ground up so that it had fresh and modern code that was more flexible.  The tool is so much more flexible that it can actually be integrated into any platform, not just Canvas.  It will eventually replace the existing quizzing engine.  The existing quizzing engine is in maintenance mode, with bugs being fixed, but no new features are being developed on it.

I hope that helps answer your questions?