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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. 

242 Comments
CLARICECHICK
Community Member

Why is this not a feature in New Quizzes already when it was in Old Quizzes? It looks like this has been debated since 2018 and still not solved. I had a sub when my kids took their test and I immediately had parents and students emailing me alarmed about their grade. I would rather just give a paper copy of a test if I have to go in and hand grade them all. 

Kimberly72
Community Member

I can't believe this has been a topic since 2018!  Is there an update on if or when they will put partial grading for matching in New Quizzes?  It was so frustrating when we found out it wasn't giving partial credit.  

cully
Community Member

I keep checking back, I can't believe this feature hasn't been added. I rarely use categorize, matching, etc., because I will have to go through and hand-grade to award partial credit. FIX THIS, CANVAS! 

Draco
Community Participant

Wow, really? 2 years and this basic thing still hasn't been addressed? Canvas needs to fix this. I'm definitely not holding out hope for a regex previewer then.

KBThornton
Community Member

Had a teacher today ask for this. I know that there are "work arounds" but this really should be something that we are talking about more directly. Hopefully, if we keep asking for it it will happen. 🙂 

Steven_S
Community Champion
KBThornton
Community Member

@Steven_S Thank you so much for sharing this. I am still figuring how to navigate the community and I find that I often over look things. 🙂

twalther
Community Member

I understand that in some cases you might want to make these question types all-or-nothing, but there should definitely be an option to chose how Canvas calculates the partial credit. I concur that it needs to be available for multiple answer (which I think now you can do), matching, categorization, and ordering. 

Kenya-Wade
Community Member

My Canvas just recently updated to the New Quizzes version. In the Old Quizzes with matching if I assigned 20 and the student got 14 correct it would give them 14 of the 20 points, If that was the assigned points that I placed on the matching. Now if they do not get every matching correct it gives them 0 points. Is there a way to fix this?

 

ramsdella
Community Member

I am disappointed to see that this has been requested for 2 1/2 years and is still not fixed. Very disappointing.  This needs to be escalated and fixed very quickly.  Teachers are losing faith with new quizzes, which is a shame because there are so many great features with it.  Please make this a priority!!

steelea
Community Member

It's also confusing to my students on "Multiple Answers" where a wrong answer cancels out their correct points.

mbrokowski
Community Member

@steelea The situation with Multiple Answer questions is a little different, though I agree that it could be improved. Particularly when a MA question has only a couple of correct answers but many incorrect answers, the scoring becomes quite harsh. But, there is a good reason that incorrect answers lower the score for MA questions: Without it, students would quickly realize that their best approach is to always check every answer. Restated: Without penalizing incorrect answers, there is an "exploit" where checking every single answer guarantees full credit, even if the student knows nothing. So, there must be a penalty for incorrect answers. But, Canvas should allow the instructor to decide what the penalty should be. I have had good results (regrading manually) by applying a ½ point penalty for incorrect answers. If canvas allowed choosing the incorrect answer penalty, then we could discourage the exploit but still mitigate low scores when necessary. That would be an improvement for MA questions.

But, that imrpovement is actually more of a new feature or an upgrade for Multiple Answer questions (they worked the same way in the older quizzes). The partial credit for matching questions is in many ways a worse problem because it removes a feature that was already present and worked fine in the older quizzes. Since (in theory, at least) Canvas is phasing out older quizzes and replacing them with new quizzes, we are essentially getting something with fewer features and something that, for many of us, is unusable. Matching questions in the new quizzes are a downgrade.

tpaulson
Community Member

I am also extremely disappointed to see that this has been requested for 2 1/2 years and is still not fixed. Horrible.  This needs to be escalated and fixed very quickly.  This is one reason why I limit the use of new quizzes

karvidson
Community Member

On Canvas new quizzes, teachers should have the option to award partial credit to students who match some, but not all, of the responses. 

mathomas
Community Participant

@steelea @mbrokowski

With Multiple Answer questions, I like to set them up such that each correct choice adds toward 1 & each incorrect choice deducts it's percentage of the overall number of choices. For example, if I create a question with 5 possible answers or which 2 are correct, each of the correct answers would be worth +.5pts and each incorrect choice would be worth -.2pts. Or, if there are 4 choices with 3 correct, the breakdown would be +.333 for correct and -.25 for incorrect.

Doing it that way penalizes for incorrect choices--discouraging just checking everything--but one incorrect doesn't entirely remove the score for a correct choice. Of course, that's not currently possible, but it would be great to be able to fine-tune our scoring. [BTW, I was able to do that back in our Moodle days.]

susan_baglin
Community Member

It is demoralizing to get a nothing for anything less than 100%!

CANM
Community Member

We need partial credit for matching questions!!!!

Why in the world would anyone develop matching without the ability to score correct responses and incorrect responses in a matching????  That makes no sense to me as an educator.

paul1
Community Participant

New Quizzes enforced July 2022....c'mon Canvas, this is a basic requirement for matching that even our SIS's little LMS can handle. We're moving everything over to Canvas, but I think we're going to have a lot of unhappy teachers between this and the lack of a clear choice to assign extra credit.

MrsF20
Community Member

Please, please, please fix the grading so that it's not all or nothing in these types of questions on new quizzes. At the moment, every new quiz that uses this question format needs to be graded manually. It is the main reason why I use old quizzes.

RollieLewis
Community Member

Yes, please give partial credit for matching questions! It's not fair that a student gets 0 points on a 10-part matching question for mixing up just two answers. Thank you so much.