I just created a 100 point quiz in Canvas, but when I posted it Canvas says it's 177 points. How do I change the final quiz score before the students take it? HELP!
Hello linda earls Welcome to the Canvas Community. Thank you for posting your question. Unfortunately, there isn't a way to change the overall score from 177 points to 100 points like you can do with a regular assignment. What you'll need to do is go into your editing mode of the quiz and look at the details of each question to ensure that the point totals are correct. For example, if you have 100 questions each worth 1 point, but you discover that 5 of the questions are 3 points each, you'll need to edit the details of each of those 5 questions to bring the point total back down to 100 points. I hope this helps, Linda.
You have to edit the quiz and adjust the point values for each question.
My guess is that you are using question groups to randomly select questions and misunderstood how the points are calculated.
In this question group, I am picking 3 questions from the pool and they are counted as 2 points per question.
Sometimes people get confused and think that's 2 points for the entire question group. But it's really 3×2 = 6 points.
You could easily shoot past 100 points by doing this.
If I wanted that question group to be worth 2 points and I picked 3 questions, then I would need to make each question worth 2/3 = 0.66666... points per question. However, Canvas only supports 2 decimal places in the point values, so you would need 0.67, but then the question would be worth 2.01 points instead of 2.
The examples in the documentation are confusing because all of their example use integer values and it said "1 question worth 1 point" and so the total really is 1, rather than the product of the two.
See How do I create a quiz with a question group to randomize quiz questions? in the Canvas Instructor's Guide for more information.
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