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Quiz Question Types

Multiple Choice

If participants select the correct answer, they will receive full credit for that question. If they select the incorrect anwser, they will receive zero credit for that question.

Multiple Select

Multiple Select questions may be graded two different ways: "All or Nothing" or "Partial Credit Possible."

All or nothing — participants can only receive full credit by marking all correct and no incorrect answers

If participants selects the correct options and do not select any of the incorrect ones, they will be given full credit for that question. However, if participants do not select all the correct options and/or select an incorrect option, they will receive a score of zero for that question.

Partial credit possible — participants receive partial credit for each correct answer and are penalized for each incorrect answer (to a minimum of zero)

Each answer options is treated as an individual question and points will be awarded or deducted based on the following four scenarios.

  • If a correct answer is selected, a fraction of the points is awarded to the participant.
  • If a correct answer is not selected, a fraction of the points is deducted from the participant.
  • If an incorrect answer is selected, a fraction of the points is deducted from the participant.
  • If an incorrect answer is not selected, a fraction of the points is awarded to the participant.

The "fraction" is equal to the total points divided by the number of answer options.

If the participant's point total is less then zero, then then score is rounded up to zero. Negative scores are never carried to the next question or factored into the overall quiz score.

Take a look at the examples below to see how a student's responses to a multiple select question may be graded with partial credit
Each example uses the same question - a multiple select questions with two correct options and two incorrect options.

image a simple multiple select question with four answers, two correct and two incorrect.

Example: 1 correct - 0 incorrect = partial credit

image of a sample answer set

The participant selected one of two correct responses and receives 5/10 points.

First option Correctly not selected +2.5 points
Second option Incorrectly not selected -2.5 points
Third option Correctly selected +2.5 points
Final option Correctly not selected +2.5 points
Total Score   5.0 points

Example: 0 correct - 1 incorrect = no credit

image of sample answer set

The participant selected one incorrect response and receives 0/10 points.

First option Incorrectly selected -2.5 points
Second option Incorrectly not selected -2.5 points
Third option Incorrectly not selected -2.5 points
Final option Correctly not selected +2.5 points
Total Score:   0.0 points

Example: 1 correct - 1 incorrect = no credit

image of sample answer set

The participant selected one correct and one incorrect option and receives 0/10 points.

First option Incorrectly selected -2.5 points
Second option Incorrectly not selected -2.5 points
Third option Correctly selected +2.5 points
Final option Correctly not selected +2.5 points
Total Score   0.0 points

Example: 2 correct - 0 incorrect = full credit

image of sample   answer set

The participant selected both correct options and receives 10/10 points.

First option Correctly not selected +2.5 points
Second option Correctly selected +2.5 points
Third option Correctly selected +2.5 points
Final option Correctly not selected +2.5 points
Total Score   10.0 points

Example: 0 correct - 2 incorrect = no credit

image of sample answer set

The participant selected both incorrect options and receives 0/10 points.

First option Incorrectly selected -2.5 points
Second option Incorrectly not selected -2.5 points
Third option Incorrectly not selected -2.5 points
Final option Incorrectly selected -2.5 points
Total Score   0.0 points

Example: 2 correct - 1 incorrect = partial credit

image of sample answer set

The participant selected two correct options and one incorrect option and receives 5/10 points.

First option Incorrectly selected -2.5 points
Second option Correctly selected +2.5 points
Third option Correctly selected +2.5 points
Final option Correctly not selected +2.5 points
Total Score   5.0 points

Example: 1 correct - 2 incorrect = no credit

image of sample answer set

The participant selected one correct option and two incorrect options and receives 0/10 points.

First option Incorrectly selected -2.5 points
Second option Incorrectly not selected -2.5 points
Third option Correctly selected +2.5 points
Final option Incorrectly selected -2.5 points
Total Score   0.0 points

Example: 2 correct - 2 incorrect = no credit

image of sample answer set

The participant selected two correct options and two incorrect options and receives 0/10 points.

First option Incorrectly selected -2.5 points
Second option Correctly selected +2.5 points
Third option Correctly selected +2.5 points
Final option Incorrectly selected -2.5 points
Total Score   0.0 points

Short & Long Answer

Short & Long Answer text questions are graded by quiz administrators, who can assign points based on your evaluations. You may award full, partial or zero points for each response.

Multiple Part

For a multiple part question, each sub-part is scored individually depending on the question type, then the sub-part scores are added together to calculate the overall score.

Lateness

Scoring

Quizzes that are submitted after the window has closed or after the timer has been exceeded are not scored differently. The automatic scoring of quizzes is not affected by the time of submission or length of quiz-taking.