New Quizzes: Partial Credit for Matching Questions

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In new quizzes, there needs to be the ability to award partial credit for matching questions. At the current moment, it is either all or nothing. I know you can "fudge" points at the end, but we need the ability to make each matching item worth points. 

335 Comments
Stef_retired
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni
Comments from Instructure

Matching questions include the option to select partial credit, similar to the Multiple Answer questions. Partial credit is the default option for this question type. This change allows instructors to award partial points for partially correct matching questions through auto grading. 

For more information, please read through the  Canvas Release Notes (2022-01-15).

KristinL
Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: Completed
Comments from Instructure

 

For more information, please read through the Canvas Release Notes (2022-01-15) 

ssangha
New Member

We need it for Categorization questions too.

khahn1
Community Participant

What about categorization questions? Or ordering questions? This is seriously ridiculous. You took the time to code which are answered correctly and which aren't, but you didn't put in the partial credit? That doesn't benefit anyone! Not the student who instead is discouraged because they earn a 0 on the question and not the instructor who then has to waste time going back to fix Canvas' mistake. We've been asking for this to be fixed for over 3.5 years.

SylvieLerbs
New Member

There is partial credit for questions that are obviously one point each but there is none for the categorization questions. This needs to change.

jmillner1
Community Participant

Agree with susie_tattersha! 

ProfaebC
Community Member

PLEASE!!!!  Partial Credit for Categories, Matching, Multiple answer!  Otherwise you are torturing us and infuriating the students. HELP!

In general when updating something it is good to ADD enhancements and improvements but not take things away. 

Please.

wilson_campbell
Community Member

We need this and would be a quick programming change. Do not understand the delay.

rharvey1
Community Member

How about Canvas automatically setting 1 point for each matching item? How many of us have created a 4-item matching question and have it automatically set the score as 1 point?

SK15
New Member

How about also moving the points value to the top of the screen... its so frustrating to have to go back in if you forget to enter this at the bottom. 

JamesDauray
Community Member

Four years and this feature is still noticeably absent in New Quizzes.

jrican
New Member

This fix was deployed awhile back 

Link to Canvas guides with the Partial credit option showing https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-a-Matching-question-in-New-Quizz...

cejones
Community Member

Yea!  Now we just need partial credit for multiple answers and categories!

jrican
New Member

The Multiple answers do have the partial credit with penalty option now too. 🙂

karenca
Community Member

Yes - Please allow us to choose partial credit (or not) on any and all of the question types! I just used a category style question on a quiz with my students and made it worth 8 points and discovered after the students took the quiz that it was all or nothing so students who got 7/8 in the correct category got 0 points. I can see the need to sometimes have it be all or nothing, but we need to have the choice. If it defaults to the wrong choice or we choose the wrong option and need to change it, we need to be able to go back in to edit mode and have it auto grade the change. Regrading each one manually or with fudge points etc, is not practical with 240 students. Please make this change!

Also it would be helpful to new users to add the word EDIT to the BUILD button on New Quizzes - it takes many teachers too many searches and questions to figure out that BUILD = EDIT.