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02-19-2016
07:12 AM

Teacher question:

"I was wondering if it is possible to over ride a quiz point amount. For example I know you can make a rubric and have a different point total then what the rubric

indicates. So I was wondering if I could have a 23 question quiz but only make it worth 10 points."

The teacher would like to make all of her quizzes worth 10 points but have various number of questions. You cannot use a rubric to grade quizzes and she does not want to regrade every quiz.

Does anyone have a workaround for this?

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02-19-2016
07:34 AM

@applem , if you don't want to use a rubric to grade this, then the only way to do this is to take 10 points/23 questions = .434782609 and then manually make each quiz question worth this number of points; if you're using question groups you would set the number of points each question is worth to this amount. Granted it probably won't add up exactly to 10, but it's the closest you can get. It might actually be easier to tweak the number of questions on the quiz (ex: make it 20 questions so it would be 0.5 points per question) or the number of points the quiz is worth.

Hope this helps!

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02-19-2016
07:18 AM

**settings** gear to the top right. There, you have the option to **View Rubric**. You can then create a rubric and adjust the score that way. It would be extra work, but it should override the earned score.

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02-19-2016
07:38 AM

Ah! I think I read your question too quickly! @kona work around is the best way to customize points if you don't want to use a rubric.

Just a thought -- be careful when editing the point values of questions in case those questions are included in a question bank. That may add a layer of complexity to the task.

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07:58 AM

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02-19-2016
07:34 AM

@applem , if you don't want to use a rubric to grade this, then the only way to do this is to take 10 points/23 questions = .434782609 and then manually make each quiz question worth this number of points; if you're using question groups you would set the number of points each question is worth to this amount. Granted it probably won't add up exactly to 10, but it's the closest you can get. It might actually be easier to tweak the number of questions on the quiz (ex: make it 20 questions so it would be 0.5 points per question) or the number of points the quiz is worth.

Hope this helps!

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02-19-2016
08:35 AM

I think the teacher wanted Canvas to automatically calculate the point values.

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02-19-2016
08:44 AM

@applem , if the Instructor wants Canvas to automatically calculate the grade then what I suggested is pretty much the only way to go. There is a feature idea for this - - that is currently archived, but could likely be implemented when the do the Modern Quizzing Engine. My recommendation is to follow and comment on both of these items so you'll be notified of any updates.

Hope this helps!

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03-02-2016
12:59 PM

I have a alternative to the answer above. I had the same problem in my class and found another work around. Under my assignments tab I created multiple groups, and using the assignments settings I make each their weights equal.

For example if I have 10 assignments for my students I would have ten different groups each having a weight of 10 percent. When you create your assignment under quizzes you would choose the next group.

Just a note when i do this I name my groups #1 through #10 with the date of the assignment after each group. Then when I create the quiz i simply use the date of the group I created. The ten groups I have set up continue to work from one nine weeks into the next. All I need now to do is change the dates each nine weeks.

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03-03-2016
06:54 PM

Nice workaround John

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