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Quiz grades as percentages

Quiz grades as percentages

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This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

"I would like to have a QUIZ OPTION to record quiz scores as a percentage in the grade book rather than a score out of possible points. I understand that the assignment group percentages are calculated based on total points. Therefore, each quiz has to have the same number of points if you want each quiz to be weighted equally in the assignment group percentage for quizzes. I want to have the content and learning outcomes for a module determine the number of questions in a quiz rather than having to add or subtract questions just so the point totals are equal. I also want the assignments in a module to have the same relative value in the module score.

Most non-quiz graded assignments in groups are graded by the same rubric, so they tend to have the same value. However, for maximum flexibility, it would be nice to have a RUBRIC OPTION to record the score as a percentage too. Then you could use rubrics with different point totals that would still have the same value.

You have done a nice job with the weighted averages for assignment groups, but they fall short if you really want to user-friendly and outcome-driven. Alternatively, give us the ability to calculate our own percentages."

 

My comment on 10/21/2014: We are currently implementing Canvas and this is one of the first types of feedback I received from early users . . .

 

Original thread:

Quiz and Rubric Option to Record Scores as Percentages : Help Center

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This idea was completed with general availability of Quizzes.Next.  You can find more information about the overall project in the Quizzes.Next User Group.‌

  • Quizzes.Next is now available for all paid accounts.
  • Quizzes.Next documentation will live in the Quizzes.Next User Group until July 14, 2018. On July 14, 2018, all of the documentation will be moved to the Canvas Guides in the Canvas Instructor Guide or Canvas Student Guide
  • Quizzes.Next updates will be included in the Canvas Release Notes. This includes new features, updated features, and relevant fixed bugs. New and updated features will be deployed to Quizzes.Next near the same time as the Canvas release. Fixed bugs may be deployed at any time.
14 Comments
hvaughn
Community Member

I agree - I would love to be able to display quiz grades as percentages instead of points alone.  It would be nice to have a "Display grade As" option for quizzes as exists for graded discussion forums and assignments.

robert_wakelyn
New Member

I know in our district I have a numerous folks about about this feature as well.  Since a quiz is part of assignments it seems like this should be able to access the grading scheme feature.

sshumway
New Member

I would like to have a policy that students need to master each days math topic at 85% or above, so it would be easier to have conditional assignments hing on a percentage.  I would like this feature.

harlow_w
New Member

I think the instructor should have the flexibility to display grades however s/he wants. Percentages are much easier to explain to the students; I also enjoy the option in Blackboard which allows me to simply display the percentage as a letter grade. I am just now learning Canvas, and I hope that option exists here. More flexibility for the instructor is better.

Renee_Carney
Community Team
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scottdennis
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Renee_Carney
Community Team
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This idea has been developed and is On Canvas Beta Quizzes LTI User Group 

This feature is now available through the new Quizzes LTI tool.  Find more information on the Quizzes LTI tool, and how to access it, at Quizzes LTI User Group 

The specific guide for this feature in the Quizzes LTI tool is How do I create an assessment using the Quizzes LTI? 

bgoebel
New Member

We're using a hybrid Standards Referenced system in Science at the Middle School level. The only way I've found to make our SIS play nice with Canvas Gradebook is to assign % scores for everything we do, then weight as needed, based on DOK in the SIS reporting tool. As a result, I've used Canvas Quiz feature very little. It would be a more useful feature if % was allowed.

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team
This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas 

 

This idea was completed with general availability of Quizzes.Next.  You can find more information about the overall project in the Quizzes.Next User Group.‌

  • Quizzes.Next is now available for all paid accounts.
  • Quizzes.Next documentation will live in the Quizzes.Next User Group until July 14, 2018. On July 14, 2018, all of the documentation will be moved to the Canvas Guides in the Canvas Instructor Guide or Canvas Student Guide
  • Quizzes.Next updates will be included in the Canvas Release Notes. This includes new features, updated features, and relevant fixed bugs. New and updated features will be deployed to Quizzes.Next near the same time as the Canvas release. Fixed bugs may be deployed at any time.
gheadley
New Member

Looking forward to getting quizzes.next.  It is confusing to have points in the gradebook when everything else is a percentage.

kjl5881
New Member

It seems this was addressed in 2016, but am I correct that this is still not an option as of September 2020 on Canvas?

Stef_retired
Community Team
Community Team

@kjl5881  This idea was completed in 2018 with the general release of New Quizzes, which allows quiz scores to be calculated as percentages. Our developers are not developing new functionality on the code base for Old (Classic) Quizzes, which is scheduled for deprecation. 

kjl5881
New Member

@Stef_retired Thank you for the update!  Where in Canvas can I find 'New Quizzes'?  I don't see it under Navigation, only 'Quizzes.'

Stef_retired
Community Team
Community Team

@kjl5881  Depending on whether your school has enabled the New Quizzes tool, you can enable it in the Feature Options section of the Settings tab for a course. If you don't find that option, please reach out to your school's Canvas admin for guidance on the availability of New Quizzes at your school. It's distinct from Classic Quizzes, so I recommend first reading through the resources in the New Quizzes User Group to learn more about the new quizzing engine's features.