The students took a quiz and most of them missed the same question, so I would like to make it not count for their overall score on the quiz. Is there a way to do this on Canvas?
Hi Allison Van Houte Welcome to the Canvas Community; you bring up a question that many faculty members bring up from time to time. You did not indicate if you are on the current version of the quiz engine or the newer Quizzes.Next. I'm not acquainted (much) with the latter, but it appears from the online documentation that this is the place to start: How do I regrade an assessment question in Quizzes.Next?
The rest of my suggested solutions will assume you are on the current/traditional version of the quiz engine. The answer is it depends on the type of question. Here is where you want to start: What options can I use to regrade a quiz in a course? Note that there are additional links to whether you are choosing to regrade a MC question, T/F, or Multiple Answers, which are the only types that Canvas will offer to regrade the quiz. Regrading is great in that you won't have to go through every student's quiz. However, I am guessing you may be wanting to do is remove a question altogether; unfortunately, deleting a question altogether does NOT trigger an automatic regrade. A regrade is only executed automatically, in general terms, if you change an answer.
What you may have to wind up doing is add "fudge points" to each student's score. This is outlined here: How do I adjust the point value for an entire quiz using fudge points in SpeedGrader? This process will be a bit more labor-intensive in that you will have to go through all student scores and adjust the value and then click the Update Score button for each and every student. This will also apply if it was not one of the questions where an automatic regrade would occur.
I hope this helps, Allison!
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