I have quizzes in Canvas that I want to update. I want to make all the questions worth 2 points instead of 1 point. Is there a way to do this without going in to edit each question individually?
Susan, greetings! If you are using legacy version of Quizzes, then you can put the quiz questions into a question group and set the point value to 2 per the question group. Here’s a guide that explains how to do this - How do I create a quiz with a question group to randomize quiz questions?
Otherwise, if you are using the new version of quizzes, you can just change the point total for the quiz and it will evenly distribute the points to the number of questions you have - How do I edit a New Quizzes assessment from the Assignments page?
Hope this helps! Kona
Once again, Kona Jones wakes up earlier than me!
But your response was WAY more thorough! :-)
Hi Susan Miller - An extremely belated Welcome to the Canvas Community. It appears that you joined us a few years ago, but this is your first posting. This question has come up in the past a bit, and you read some sage advice from two extremely bright and veteran Community users here: Quiz Question . So this partly depends on which version of the quiz engine you are using. As Kelley L. Meeusen states in his answer, the new Quizzes.Next engine will do this for you. But assuming you are on the current/legacy version, Rick Murch-Shafer's advice is probably the quickest to solve your immediately dilemma, and that is by creating a question group. After creating a question group, be aware that rather than editing points for each question one-by-one you will be doing a lot of clicking-and-dragging. (Though I believe this will still be easier for you!)
Start by editing the quiz where you have all of your questions, and then create a new question group. The steps for doing this are outlined here: How do I create a quiz with a question group to randomize quiz questions? Here's where things get interesting. For that question group, you are going to have that group have the same number of questions that you already have, but specify two points per question. You will then have to click and drag each question individually INTO that question group. It looks a bit like this:
HOWEVER, be aware that a question group will randomize the questions; that's the purpose the question group. In your case, however, there is no question as to the number of questions students will get--since you will be picking the exact same number of questions that already exists. However, their order may get randomized. Hopefully that is okay with you. If not, you may want to mentally group the questions together where the order does not matter and create a group for each of those, leaving the ones where the order is important outside of the group(s). You will then (indeed....) have to edit the point values of each of those questions one-by-one.
I hope this helps a bit, Susan!
Hi Ken, I have another question on this same topic:
My students just finished their Finals. I meant to weight each question 1.6 pts each, but by mistake it was automatically set to "1 pt" each. So I tried to change the points per question to 1.6, using the Question Group feature, after the fact.
I did that, but the students' raw scores are still showing as based on "1 pt each." How can I reset all their Final score results, as based on the new points/question?
It would be a tremendous chore to have to go into every student final, with a total of 75 questions, and add/subtract pts and "weight" partial credit for each question as-needed, now. By the way, some of the Quiz Bank questions were pulled from an older Canvas class I'd taught (2017), but the quiz (Final) I am referencing was cobbled together this month. Thanks!
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