I need to change the total points for the quizzes in my course. I looked in the guides, and followed the instructions in "How do I change quizzes after they are published" but it did not give the option of changing the points.
In the legacy version of quizzes, points on quizzes are determined by the total of the point value assigned each question. To change the point total, you need to adjust each question or question group so that the total comes out to be the desired value.
In the Quizzes.Next version of quizzes, you may be able to do this: Ability to specify total points or how much a quiz is worth
There is a feature idea open for the existing version of quizzes: Assign a Total Quiz Value and Automatically Distribute the Points to Questions . However, Canvas has said they are not doing further development on the existing version of quizzes, so do not expect that feature to be added to the old version of quizzes. That means that you need to change the points on the questions individually.
Catherine, James has given you a comprehensive response that covers the possibilities. I do want to amplify his "question group" solution. As long as you don't mind having the questions presented to student in a randomized order, dragging all of the questions into a single question group and assigning the points via the question group is by far the fastest way to adjust the total number of points for a quiz. So if the quiz has 25 questions and you'd like the quiz to be worth a total of 100 points, create a single question group, drag all 25 questions into the group, set the question group to select 25 questions and assign 4 points to each one, and you're good to go. If you want to assign different questions different points (I liked to give true-false questions a lower value, multiple choice questions a higher value, and questions that required evaluating a passage or a video a higher value still), use several different question groups to accomplish that.
Please see How do I create a quiz with a question group to randomize quiz questions?
Hope this helps.
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