Some Questions Require Question Part Submission

Questions that contain scored tutorials require the assignment to use question part submission in order to work correctly. You cannot save, and your students cannot complete, an assignment that contains a scored tutorial and does not use question part submission.

Scored Tutorial Questions

Tutorial questions have a distinctive user flow:
  • Students must either correctly answer, skip, or use all of their submissions for each step before viewing the next step.
  • Students cannot go back to complete steps they have skipped.
  • The answer key is always displayed for steps after all submissions have been used or the step is answered correctly or skipped.
  • Students can click tutorial hint icons light bulb icon to display hints. 

Scored tutorial questions are shown in the assignment itself and count toward the assignment score. In the Assignment Editor, you can set the point value for the entire tutorial or for each question part.

For scored tutorial questions to work correctly, you must allow question part submission in your assignment. If you require students to submit the entire question or the entire assignment, they cannot complete the tutorial step-by-step.

You Cannot Save an Assignment With a Scored Tutorial Question

The most common symptom you might see is that you cannot save an assignment that contains scored tutorial questions unless question part submission is set for the assignment.

To resolve this situation, perform either of the following tasks:
  • Set the assignment to allow question part submission
  • Remove the questions with scored tutorials from the assignment

Your Students Cannot Open an Assignment With a Scored Tutorial Question

This symptom is rare because WebAssign prevents you from saving an assignment with a scored tutorial question unless question part submission is set for the assignment. However, it can occur if you first create the assignment, and then change one of the questions on the assignment to include a scored tutorial.

To resolve this situation, perform one of the following tasks:
  • Set the assignment to allow question part submission
  • Remove the questions with scored tutorials from the assignment
  • Edit the questions with scored tutorials and change the scored tutorials to optional popup tutorials