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New Quizzes: Partial Credit for Matching Questions

New Quizzes: Partial Credit for Matching Questions

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This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

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. 

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lthompson2
Community Member

We need this for matching, as well as multiple answer, categorization, and ordering.  It kind of defeats the purpose of having self-graded questions if teachers have to go back through and check each one to adjust points--many teachers just won't use them because it's a major nuisance.  These are great question types, but in the classroom (and even on standardized tests), students can earn partial credit.  I'd like to see Canvas grading more reflect how most teachers grade assignments.

richard_gardner
Community Member

This is a no-brainer and thanks for bringing it up. Who ever heard of getting all or nothing for a 10 point matching question? I was so excited when I learned about quizzes.next, and all the cool question types, until I learned that each question was all or nothing. And this is a total deal breaker. Sorry to see such a potentially great tool go unused. 

jayoder
Community Member

Can this one be amended for all of the ones Lindsey mentioned???

Its such a hard sell to my faculty now that they realized its all or nothing..

ayoder
New Member

Yes. yes yes yes yes.

Students that I work with recently memorized the South American countries and their capitals.
Had to do 2 separate matching groups on quizzes.next.

Got 0/10 because for each group they missed one of the matching. 

jhawkins2
New Member

Yes Please!

I had a 30 point categories question.  If the kids missed just on item, then they got a 0/30.  Thankfully I was just using it for practice, and not for credit.

pkellygoss
Community Member

Absolutely. I don't understand why it isn't that way, because (I think) the legacy quiz editor automatically gives fractional partial credit if the number of marks and number of questions aren't evenly divisible. 

The Quizzes.Next quizzes *look* a bit more modern and responsive than the legacy ones did, but they aren't really a functionality upgrade yet.

rlacey
New Member

We need this for matching, as well as multiple answer, categorization, and ordering.  It kind of defeats the purpose of having self-graded questions if teachers have to go back through and check each one to adjust points--many teachers just won't use them because it's a major nuisance.

mmiller13
New Member

Partial credit on matching questions (or any item with multiple "steps)" must be a must. Without it, it basically renders those question types useless. 

sarah_whipple
New Member

The lack of this feature is the reason I have not been using quiz.next and have still been using the old form. I would rather use a different platform entirely than have a student get 0 on a 20 point question because they answered one question incorrectly.

ronmarx
Community Member

Just as a cross reference (that I'm not seeing here, surprisingly), please see https://community.canvaslms.com/people/Gideon.Williams@britishschool.nl/blog/2018/12/09/13-features-... . I will cross-reference this idea there as well.

brad_kirk
New Member

Even Blackboard has had this feature for many years

timothy_maw
Community Member

I have voted for this but, I hope this would be a setting, an option rather than the only thing available. There are times we need all or nothing, especially with our nursing program.

ccalhoun1
New Member

We continue to use the legacy version of Quizzes because of this one issue. Our teachers are missing out on the newest features of Quizzes.Next due to this one issue. There seems to be a lack of concern over fixing this after so many have voiced our frustrations with the inability to choose all or nothing or partial credit. 

lthompson2
Community Member

I agree.  I'm frustrated that so many months in, they still haven't included this feature, and this isn't even a new feature; they had it in the original.  This is causing significant frustration with my staff, and for the most part, they're refusing to use Quizzes.Next because of this one issue, and I don't blame them.  

susie_tattersha
New Member

I won't use quizzes next again until they fix this problem.

susie_tattersha
New Member

You should have heard my students freak out about just missing one question when I first used quizzes next for matching. I thought no way this could be true that in a matching question they have to get a perfect score or get a 0. 

richard_gardner
Community Member

I cannot use quizzes next for the same reason. Now that someone went to all the work to create quizzes.next, wouldn’t it be logical to make it useable? I’ve never heard in my life of a matching question that’s all or none. And while I’m not a computer programmer, it doesn’t seem that it would be that hard to fix it.

dgergens
New Member

100% partial credit functionality needs to be addition to Matching Questions and Multiple Drop Down questions.  I hate beta-testing these new and limited course management software packages!!!!  What were the developers thinking!!!  Been teaching online for 20 years, WebCT to Blackboard now been forced to use Canvas, what a shame.

susie_tattersha
New Member

You should have heard my students freak out about just missing one question when I first used quizzes next. I thought no way this could be true that matching they have to get a perfect score or get a 0. 

susie_tattersha
New Member

We shouldn't have to vote on this. Giving credit for right answers on matching should be automatic; it's in the original quizzes. Do we actually have to wait until enough people vote for this to get functionality that we had before?  And not only that, we are going to be forced to use quizzes.next soon so all the work we do in quizzes will be useless in the future. Since I refuse to use it until they fix it, all the question banks for tests and quizzes I make cannot be transferred easily. Users will have to manually create all tests, quizzes and question banks again for quizzes.next. Regardless, I can't believe we have to vote about this.