Question Part Score

To see scores for each question part, click the plus sign plus sign in the question heading. The points table at the top of the question displays the number of points earned followed by the number of points possible for each question part.

Note:

A question part is the smallest unit of a question for which you can provide an answer. Some questions have only one question part. Some questions have dozens of question parts.

Your instructor might choose not to display question part scores in the assignment.

question expanded to show the question part scores

When you expand the question heading, each question part displays a numbered label corresponding to a question part number in the table.

In this example, a student has earned 1 out of 1 point for question part 1, 1 out of 1 point for question part 2, .1 out of 1 point for question part 3, and so on.

When you cannot earn any more points, the background of the question part score is shaded and an icon is displayed. If no icon is displayed, you can still earn more points for the question part.

Display Meaning
–/1 with no shading and no mark

The question part has not been submitted.

You can submit an answer.

0/2 with no shading and no mark

The question part was submitted, but no points were earned.

You can submit a different answer.

1/2 with no shading and no mark

The question part was submitted and some points were earned, for example, if partial credit was awarded for specifying compatible units.

You can submit a different answer.

2/2 with green shading and a green check mark

The question part was submitted and all points were earned.

You do not need to submit a different answer.

1/2 with yellow shading and a partial credit mark

The question part was submitted and some points were earned, for example, if partial credit was awarded for specifying compatible units.

You cannot submit it again; either the due date has passed or you have used all of your submissions.

0/2 with red shading and a red x mark

The question part was submitted, but no points were earned.

You cannot submit it again; either the due date has passed or you have used all of your submissions.

–/3 with red shading and no mark

The question part has not been submitted.

You cannot submit an answer because the due date has passed.

1/0 with gray shading and no mark

The question part was submitted and some points were earned. The earned points count as extra credit toward your question score.

You cannot submit it again; either the due date has passed or you have used all of your submissions.

Note: Some icons have different meanings when they are shown as marks beside your answer.
Tip:
  • Don't wait until the last minute to submit your answers.
  • Some questions award bonus or penalty points based on when you submit your answers or how many submissions you use.

    You might receive fewer points if you change a correct answer, submit it, and then submit your original answer again. This applies even when "best" grading is used.