From time to time, WebAssign provides updated versions of existing questions to provide enhanced functionality or enriched content or to correct a problem.

Usually, updated questions provide enhanced functionality such as allowing students to use mathPad to enter an answer, or enriched content, such as algorithmic solutions or step-by-step tutorials. Occasionally, questions are updated because problems have been found with the previous version of the question.

## Scoring Impacts

The vast majority of question updates will have no effect on the scoring of your assignments. In the rare event that an updated question has a different number of parts than the original, scoring might be affected as described in the following table.

Setting Change in Updated Question Example (original question parts) Example (updated question parts)
Question Part Points If
• the updated question has more parts than the original question, and
• each of the original question parts has the same point value, and
• each of the original question parts is worth either 0 or 1 point
then each new part of the updated question is worth that number of points.
1. 1 point
2. 1 point
3. 1 point
1. 1 point
2. 1 point
3. 1 point
4. 1 point
If
• the updated question has more parts than the original question, and
• each of the original question parts has the same point value, and
• each of the original question parts is worth more than 1 point
then the total points for the original question are divided evenly among all parts of the updated question.
1. 4 points
2. 4 points
3. 4 points
1. 3 points
2. 3 points
3. 3 points
4. 3 points
If
• the updated question has more parts than the original question, and
• any of the original question parts is worth a different number of points
then the new question parts are worth 0 points so the point value of the question is not changed.
1. 6 points
2. 2 points
3. 4 points
1. 6 points
2. 2 points
3. 4 points
4. 0 points
If
• the updated question has fewer parts than the original question
then points for the removed question parts are removed. Points for the remaining question parts are unchanged.
1. 3 points
2. 1 point
3. 4 points
1. 3 points
2. 1 point
Bonus or Penalty If
• the updated question has a different number of parts than the original question, and
• all original parts were set the same
then new parts use that setting also.
1. Deduct 25% for each incorrect answer submitted
2. Deduct 25% for each incorrect answer submitted
1. Deduct 25% for each incorrect answer submitted
2. Deduct 25% for each incorrect answer submitted
3. Deduct 25% for each incorrect answer submitted
If
• the updated question has a different number of parts than the original question, and
• any of the original question parts is set differently
then all question parts in the updated question use the assignment default bonus or penalty settings.
1. Use assignment default
2. Deduct 25% for each incorrect answer submitted
1. Default
2. Default
3. Default
Submissions Allowed If
• the updated question has a different number of parts than the original question, and
• all original parts were set the same
then new parts use that setting also.
1. 3 submissions
2. 3 submissions
3. 3 submissions
1. 3 submissions
2. 3 submissions
3. 3 submissions
4. 3 submissions
If
• the updated question has a different number of parts than the original question, and
• any of the original question parts is set differently
then all question parts in the updated question use the assignment default submissions.
1. 2 submissions
2. 3 submissions
3. 3 submissions
1. Default
2. Default
3. Default
4. Default