I would like to make the high score on an exam the 100% but I need to change to total possible on the exam in the grades. How do I do this in canvas? thanks
I know in assignments with rubrics, you can assign a different assignment score from the total of the rubric, but I don't know of a way to change the total points in a quiz like you describe. Though not precisely the same calculation, you could use FUDGE POINTS found at the bottom of each quiz in Speed Grader to adjust the scores (top scores is 92, so give all students 8 fudge points). There might also be a way to use the curve feature in GRADES to adjust the scores, but not exactly as you would like to. I will be interested to follow this conversation to see if there is a way to do this.
Tony, just to make sure we are on the same page, what did you mean by "I need to change to total possible?" I just want to make sure I know what you are trying to do before offering assistance.
**Side note, in general using the curve grade feature is almost always NOT a good idea. It doesn't really do what most people would want it to do and you can't reverse it.**
basically I want to use the high score as the 100% so I need to change the total possible on the quiz to reflect the new 100% in the grade book.
For example, when I made the quiz is was worth 45 points. The student with the high score was 43. I want to make the quiz worth 43 instead of 45.
Tony, Thank you, that information helped! I'm not aware of a good way directly in Canvas to change the quiz to be worth 43 points instead of 45. The only thing I can think of is to create an assignment for the quiz and make the assignment worth 43 points and then copy the students quiz scores over to the assignment. You could manually do this or if you have a lot of students you could create the assignment, download the grades to excel, copy the quiz grades to the assignment, then re-upload the grades. Then go in and make the quiz a practice quiz so the students have access to it, but it's no longer worth any points in the gradebook.
Otherwise, you could leave the quiz worth 45 points and go through and give each student 2 fudge points.
Hope this helps!
Thx. Just thought it was kind of strange you can change everything else except the points!
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