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New Quizzes: Partial Credit for Matching Questions

New Quizzes: Partial Credit for Matching Questions

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In new quizzes, there needs to be the ability to award partial credit for matching questions. At the current moment, it is either all or nothing. I know you can "fudge" points at the end, but we need the ability to make each matching item worth points. 

236 Comments
dsedia
Surveyor

It is. I had to recently re-score a quiz manually and spent a great deal of time doing so. I also do not understand how item banks cannot be connected to previously made ones with the previous version of quizzes.

susie_tattersha
Surveyor

I wish someone from Canvas would respond to this thread.It's been two years that people have been talking about this and still nothing has changed. I will not use quizzes next until this all or nothing feature for matching is fixed. I feel like Canvas doesn't read this. There are a lot of strong feelings about this and yet there has been no response.

lthompson2
Surveyor

I was told by Priority Services in October that this feature would be available in approximately 4 months.  When I checked in with them this week for a status update, I was told it'd be on next month's update.  I don't know if that means they announce it next month, though, or if it'll actually be working next month.

susie_tattersha
Surveyor

Are you from Canvas? 

lthompson2
Surveyor

I am not.  This is based on communications I got from Canvas.

GideonWilliams
Adventurer II

Thanks lthomp84 and  @susie_tattersha 

Why can't Canvas share this information here? This is incredibly frustrating for all those desperate to see an improvement with the Quiz tools for the sake of their colleagues..

susie_tattersha
Surveyor

Why are we still voting on this? I haven't seen any other thread that has people as irate as partial credit thread. 

lthompson2
Surveyor

I agree.  The way they've handled this is incredibly frustrating.  Every time I've complained/asked for a timeline, etc., they tell me this is something they hear about all the time, but yet nothing seems to get done, and they don't communicate anything.  When I complained on their fall survey about it and they then emailed me in response, their suggestion to me was to just come here and vote for this idea, which was frustrating, as I had the first comment on here, so clearly I'm aware of this idea, and despite all this time, they still haven't fixed the issue or communicated about it.  This is a great tool but the functionality of using it/grading, especially after all this time, is going to make it incredibly difficult to persuade teachers to use it once/if we get partial credit.

timothy_maw
Adventurer

It feels like this on a lot of issues honestly. I mean look at some of the ideas that have thousands of votes, hundreds of comments, and have been around for over FOUR years and yet nothing has been addressed, not really. So many things that seem like no brainers that people say they need and then something else becomes a priority. It is frustrating.

timothy_maw
Adventurer

Have you seen some of the other ideas that have been around for years and have thousands of votes and hundreds of comments that are still open for vote? It makes little sense but more and more it's hard to feel like you are being heard especially on the community.

GideonWilliams
Adventurer II

It is hugely frustrating as many of the solutions have strong pedagogical reasoning behind them and not just tech ones. What is particularly annoying with something like New Quizzes are why these were not implemented in the first design - especially if you are talking about a replacement tool where parity should be a minimum baseline. 

The silence is the most concerning. Why not make a statement about the longest ideas. Be open, upfront and transparent. At least that way people might understand the underlying issues/reasons for them not being implemented?

lbyrd1
Community Member

It would be nice to denote the points for each item they select correctly and subtract points when they answer incorreclty. on Multiple choice questions. We have students that mark every answer on multiple choice. We need a way to penalize for marking all questions. We can do this in blackboard and are not converting to canvas until Fall Semester. I hope this changes by then. 

richard_gardner
Surveyor II

It won’t change by then. Some really important no-brainer issues have languished for years without getting fixed.

lthompson2
Surveyor

Lisa, multiple choice questions only allow for one option to be selected.  It's the multiple answer questions that they can choose more than one.  On the original quizzes, it does subtract when students choose an incorrect answer (so if they had to choose two and got one correct and one wrong, they got a 0); that set up poses a problem, though, when you want to award students partial credit and they did follow directions and chose the correct number, just not the correct answers.  Assuming, at the rate Canvas is making changes and fixes to New Quizzes, we'll be lucky to even get one fix rather than multiple options for how we want such a question to be graded, I think a better solution is Canvas to limit the responses based on how many correct answers there are--that way kids can't choose every answer.

jessicaelaine24
Surveyor

Having moved all my classes online (like everyone else this semester), I was excited that at least grading tests would be more efficient. Instead, I'm having to micromanage the automatic grading because there's no partial credit on matching... AND since I randomized my question order and there's no "grade by question" feature, I'm having to search through all the questions for each student to find the matching ones to regrade. HOURS AND HOURS of my day lost when I could be actually helping students or helping my family with quarantine activities or literally anything else! So frustrating!

richard_gardner
Surveyor II

As I’ve said over and over and over on this forum, this is a NO BRAINER. It should have been made right to begin with. But I’m not sure Canvas is listening. This is not some special feature, this is just basic common sense.

rfedewa
Community Member

Absolutely agreed. This needs to be done before the 2020-2021 school years starts, please!

44472
Surveyor

I wish I would have known partial credit was not an option before I created and assigned this "new" quiz. Now I have to manually grade 150 quizzes. Not happy right now. new quizzes 

44472
Surveyor

I just started using New Quizzes after a quick online training for distance learning. The trainers mentioned that the items self score. This is great!! So, I created and assigned a "new quiz" with matching questions. I had 13 matching items so I made it 13 points. I soon learned after many emails from students that Canvas scored these questions as ALL or NONE. The old quiz platform assigned partial credit, so I incorrectly assumed that this platform would do the same. Now I have to manually score about 150 quizzes. Manual scoring includes A LOT of click through and scrolling for EACH quiz. I see this has been a request in "ideas" for over a year on Canvas. Has anyone looked at this requests/ideas by teachers? Or even considered it? At the very least, disclose this scoring ALL or NONE in your trainings. I thought I set up my new quiz incorrectly when this happened as I am new to the New Quizzes. I then chatted with an agent and the agent linked me to this page and apologized for the inconvenience. newquizzes 

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

 @44472 , we are sorry to hear that the all-or-none grading aspect was not covered in the training, and we hope you will let the training facilitators know. Please refer to our documentation on this: How do I create a Matching question in New Quizzes?