How can I give extra credit on a test that has multiple choice answers? I have 110 words worth 2 points each but they only have to get 100 correct. The other 10 words can count for extra credit.
This question gets asked a lot. Extra credit with quizzes is a complicated thing since you can't build it into the quiz directly.
You didn't provide a lot of details about whether you're using a weighted or unweighted gradebook and so I'll start with the solution that works for all gradebook types. It is explained in Creating an Extra Credit Quiz by Kona Jones . If that doesn't work, she has some links to other more generic (not specific to a quiz) resources at the bottom. There is also a healthy discussion that follows, including some potential pitfalls with this approach.
If you're using a weighted gradebook, the easiest approach may be to create a fake assignment group (category) for the final exam and make it worth 0%. Put the 110 point final into this category. Since the assignment group itself is worth 0%, their score here won't count. Then create a placeholder assignment for the final exam that is worth 100 points and has no submission in the real category for the final exam. After students have completed the final, transfer the grade from the real assignment quiz (in the fake assignment group worth 0%) to the placeholder final exam assignment (in the real assignment group). Since the placeholder final exam is only worth 100 points, anything above that will be extra credit.
Thank you, thank you! That will do the trick. The perfect solution would be to have the final worth 200 points regardless of how many questions there are but Canvas isn’t perfect. Your suggest will do quite nicely, and thank you for your quick response. Finals are next Tuesday!
Denise Eldon, Fresno City College
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