Question Score

The points table at the top of the assignment displays the number of points earned followed by the number of points possible for each question on the assignment.

Note: Your instructor might choose not to display question scores in the assignment.
assignment score example showing the points received for each question on the assignment, as well as the total score

In this example, a student has earned 0 out of 2 possible points for question 1, 2 out of 2 possible points for question 2, 1 out of 2 possible points for question 3, and so on.

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

Display Meaning
–/1 with no shading and no mark

The question has not been submitted.

You can submit an answer.

0/2 with no shading and no mark

The question was submitted, but no points were earned.

You can submit a different answer.

1/2 with no shading and no mark

The question was submitted and some points were earned.

You can submit a different answer.

2/2 with green shading and a green check mark

The question 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 was submitted and some points were earned.

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 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 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 was submitted and some points were earned. The earned points count as extra credit toward your assignment 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.

You can click the question number above the score to navigate to the question.

Each question's score is also displayed at the top of the question.
question heading displaying points earned and submissions used
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.