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Scoring Multiple Answer questions

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Hello Quizzes.Next Community,

Recently there has been some confusion about our plans for how Multiple Answer questions will be handled. This discussion unfortunately started as a comment thread on a user guide, which means many of us were at a disadvantage in noticing it. Some baseless concerns seem to have taken root and so it's important to clear things up.

A Multiple Answer question is very similar to a Multiple Choice except that more than one choice can comprise the correct answer. To get full credit, the student must select all of the designated choices. It is common that this question type offers a partial credit scoring option.

Quizzes.Next currently supports all-or-nothing scoring for the Multiple Answer question type and we will not be removing or changing this. We are considering the addition of a partial scoring option. Both scoring approaches would be available and when building an assessment, the teacher's preferred scoring option could be set for each Multiple Answer question.

We are interested in getting some more feedback about these scoring options and any others you may be interested in for the Multiple Answer question type. Please consider sharing your thoughts here.


Kevin Dougherty

Assoc. Product Manager, Assessments


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I believe there is confusion somewhere because there is a question option titled "Multiple Answer"

In truth Categorization, Ordering, and Multiple Answer questions must have the option for partial credit, not just the question type named "Multiple Answer.

Hello, yes this is the scoring problem we are seeing with multiple answer questions. Apparently, Canvas hasn't provided an option for overriding the scoring algorithm in the case where a student selects, say, one right answer and one incorrect answer, not giving partial score, but zero.

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