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Partial Credit for "Matching", "Categorization", and "Sorting" question types in Quizzes.Next tool

Partial Credit for "Matching", "Categorization", and "Sorting" question types in Quizzes.Next tool

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The  Canvas Release Notes (2022-01-15) includes partial credit options for matching questions in New Quizzes. Please refer to  New Quizzes: Partial Credit for Matching Questions .


The Quizzes.Next assignment questions type "Categorization", "Matching", and "Sorting" currently don't allow for partial credit to be given.  In order to pacify my students and to give credit were credit is due I'm currently manually adjusting the scores on these questions. Very tedious!

 

 

Thus, I would appreciate if the Canvas team would add the option for partial credit to added to these three assignment question types.

 

E.G.:
if a question has 2 categories and a total of 10 points, a student that would answers one of the two categories correctly would get 5 points.
if a "Sorting" question has 5 sort items and 10 points overall, a student that sorts 3 out of the 5 items correctly would receive 6 points (3/5*10)

if a "Matching" question has 3 items and 10 points overall, a student that would get 2 out of the 3 items matched correctly would receive 6.67 points (2/3 * 10)

 

PS: this link brings you to the Canvas FAQ page that documents the current status of this issue:
https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12076#jive_content_id_Is_there_partial_points_grading_for_i... 

175 Comments
RobDitto
Community Member

I voted for this since I'm in favor of partial credit options for Quizzes.Next generally.  @pete0708 , consider also voting on this pre-existing idea for Matching:

mwroberts1
New Member

I'm in favor of adding the option of partial credit so long as the all or nothing option doesn't go away.

ronmarx
Community Member

Agreed. Adding features and functionality to Canvas shouldn't result in other features being taken away.

GideonWilliams
Community Member

Have added the link to Feature No.1 my blog post - 16 Features I wish were in Quizzes.next

jbeyer1
Community Member

I guess I don't understand why this had to be a feature request.  When migrating from one system to the next, it's it standard practice to keep the same functionality in?  This actually drives me a little bezonkers when Canvas states that you have to put in a feature request for basic functionality in the Canvas LMS. It's a little like make "opt-in" the default and then telling your customers that they have the option to opt-out at any time but that is one of the best kept secrets. 

kroeninm
Community Member

Yes, this is my biggest concern.  I see the pros and cons of all/nothing grading and perhaps more instructors use these questions in this way but when migrating existing instructors from Matching in "classic"quizzes and Matching in Quizzes.Next it's very confusing for them to switch grading schemes given it's the same type of question...it's not intuitive and will require the redesign of questions as instructors design to fit the current model.  i.e. typically instructors have used one matching question in a quiz/exam instead of breaking it up into smaller ones which they will want to do with a different grading scheme.

Melanie

rbailey2
New Member

I first tried Quizzes.next a year ago.  I liked the creation tool and was excited to see how it went.  I created a map test.  As soon as the first class period tried it, it became apparent that something was wrong with the scores.  I discovered that there's no partial credit and had to grade them myself.  Yay, extra work!

I can't believe I'm back a year later and it's still not fixed.  Why was this EVER the standard anyway?  So, what do I do?  Create quizzes that will eventually become obsolete? 

hallale
New Member

I have been so frustrated that there is no partial credit.  For a categorization question that was worth multiple points as it had over 10 items, students getting no points for one wrong selection is a mess, and I have to go in manually to adjust them.  We just switched from D2L to Canvas, and D2L had a much more robust grading scheme option - for multi-select questions, for example, you could choose scoring to be all-or-none, partial credit for correct responses, or credit based on #right - #wrong answers.    

smorgan7
New Member

So this idea was created in October of 2018 and it has 204 votes for it and 0 against it.  How long will it take Canvas to adjust this?    I just used the matching for the first time and if a student got 5/5 terms correct, she scored 5.  Good.  If she got 4/5 she was awarded 0 points.  No teacher would support this.  As a Social Studies teacher, the only reason I could think of to use this system would be to illustrate how ridiculous the Electoral College is with its winner take all system.  Canvas, you need to deal with this!!!!!!!!!!

jbeyer1
Community Member

Was there ever a focus group who advised about the different features needed when this system was designed? Just curious. 

david_eargle
Community Member

I wrote some javascript which awards partial credit for "new quiz" questions. See here for a blog post describing it.

GideonWilliams
Community Member

An hour you say! This is stunning work. 

Are you looking for some extra money for Xmas? Perhaps someone from the Quizzes.next development team can get in touch.

On a serious not perhaps someone at Instructure can share with the community why this feature has not been developed for its Quizzes. I genuinely would like to know why something that can be done, apparently, in one hour is still taking 3 years to even appear on a roadmap.  @stelpstra 

david_eargle
Community Member

Well, this is just a fragile javascript hack, and it has to be done for a student at a time. What they would implement would probably be in whatever back-end auto-grader they use, and would need a customizable setting built into a quiz's global settings, or into each individual question's settings. And they'd want to build it into their regrader too. But meanwhile, this javascript works on an ad-hoc basis. Still will be tedious to run the script for each student, but at least it's once per student instead of once per student-question, and at least it's automated. The logic is simple enough.

audra_rudys
New Member

I just started using Quizzes.Next and ran into the problem with a matching question -- the students were frantic because they got 0 points out of 10 when they only mixed up 2 terms/descriptions. The first post I see here is from November 2018. Come on, CANVAS, how has this not been fixed yet?? It works correctly in the legacy quizzes. Why would you change it for Quizzes.Next?? Both test givers and test takers expect partial credit for the parts of the question they answer correctly. 

ptart
Community Member

 @Renee_Carney ‌ I'm not sure who to tell but the Quizzes / New Quizzes Comparison chart needs to be updated. It shows that matching questions for new quizzes match classic quizzes. As partial credit is not possible yet for matching questions in New Quizzes, it should be marked with a hashtag like multiple answer questions.

Might also want to update View Quiz Log on that page. New Quizzes has Moderate but it does not log "Stopped viewing the Canvas quiz-taking page..."

panagiotou
New Member

I support partial credit all the way. Please make it happen. My primary students are devastated...

angelah_meekey
Community Member

Thanks for sharing this concern!

tod_duncan
New Member

Here we are, 18 months, 355 upvotes, 0 downvotes, and no action by Canvas on something this basic. I can't use this tool without partial scoring as a feature.

patrick_culbert
New Member

I just ran my first exam with new quizzes. I can't believe that matching and ordering questions aren't scored for partial credit! Now we have to manually grade all of these. This is shockingly bad design.

GideonWilliams
Community Member

You may also want to know that there is a parallel request for Matching here - https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/12273-partial-credit-in-new-quizzes  currently with 320 votes. You can add your vote (and comment) to here.