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amaniae-int
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In Canvas Quizzes, is there a question type that will allow a student to select either one or multiple correct answers?

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I would like to create a question that has four answers and would allow a student to select either one, two, or three answers, (given that three are correct) and still get the question right in each situation.  Is this possible?

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James
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 @amaniae-int 

The closest thing I know of is QuizWiz: Enhancements to SpeedGrader and Quizzes‌. It doesn't add a new question type, but it does allow for automatically rescoring certain question types after the fact using alternative methods of grading. In your case, you would need to make your own copy and write a custom function (or replace an existing one) as the version that is out there does not do this kind of grading.

You're not explicit in what you want, so you might be saying count it right as long as they don't pick any wrong answers or you might be saying count it right as long as they pick one correct answer.

Both of these have been asked for before and there is a bunch of discussion in the Community over them. This discussion is probably similar Mark multiple answers correct  Although these next ones may not be the same, they are semi-related but in cold storage (ask to join if you're not a member) https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/1573 , https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/7783" modifiedtitle="true" title="Partial Credit Formula in Mu... , and https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/6540 

Both have some issues.

The first type can normally be fixed by writing a better question. I'm not a big fan of negative questions, but you might be able to ask it as a multiple choice "Which of the following is NOT ..."

If you mean the second way, then you're essentially giving full credit if the students go through and mark all of the choices without regard to whether they are correct or not -- they will hit at least one correct one by doing that and getting full credit. If you want to give credit for answering, make it a graded survey instead of a quiz.

Either way, this is an uncommon way of grading multiple select answers. For a comparison of the major techniques, see Understanding Multiple Answers Questions

My suggestion would be to rethink how the questions are asked. You may not have that ability, but I still recommend it.

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kona
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 @amaniae-int , right now you could use a multiple select question (so you could mark more than one answer as correct), but then you'd need to manually go in and give students full credit if they selected any of the three correct answers. As it is right now Canvas will only award full credit if all of the correct answer options are selected.

James
Navigator II

 @amaniae-int 

The closest thing I know of is QuizWiz: Enhancements to SpeedGrader and Quizzes‌. It doesn't add a new question type, but it does allow for automatically rescoring certain question types after the fact using alternative methods of grading. In your case, you would need to make your own copy and write a custom function (or replace an existing one) as the version that is out there does not do this kind of grading.

You're not explicit in what you want, so you might be saying count it right as long as they don't pick any wrong answers or you might be saying count it right as long as they pick one correct answer.

Both of these have been asked for before and there is a bunch of discussion in the Community over them. This discussion is probably similar Mark multiple answers correct  Although these next ones may not be the same, they are semi-related but in cold storage (ask to join if you're not a member) https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/1573 , https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/7783" modifiedtitle="true" title="Partial Credit Formula in Mu... , and https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/6540 

Both have some issues.

The first type can normally be fixed by writing a better question. I'm not a big fan of negative questions, but you might be able to ask it as a multiple choice "Which of the following is NOT ..."

If you mean the second way, then you're essentially giving full credit if the students go through and mark all of the choices without regard to whether they are correct or not -- they will hit at least one correct one by doing that and getting full credit. If you want to give credit for answering, make it a graded survey instead of a quiz.

Either way, this is an uncommon way of grading multiple select answers. For a comparison of the major techniques, see Understanding Multiple Answers Questions

My suggestion would be to rethink how the questions are asked. You may not have that ability, but I still recommend it.

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Robbie_Grant
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 @amaniae-int ,

Were you able to find an answer to your question? I am going to go ahead and mark this question as answered because there hasn't been any more activity in a while so I assume that you have the information that you need. If you still have a question about this or if you have information that you would like to share with the community, by all means, please do come back and leave a comment.  Also, if this question has been answered by one of the previous replies, please feel free to mark that answer as correct.

 

Robbie

wquintero
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Tengo entendido que en la opción de respuestas multiples, el sistema asiga el valor de la pregunta dividido entre las respuestas automáticamente, lo que se debe tener en cuenta es que si son tres opciones correctas y selecciona dos correctas y una incorrecta, le resta el punto de la incorrecta, es decir le marca como si solo hubiera contestado una buena.

https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-9967-415243379