Award Partial Credit

You can award partial credit for incorrect responses as a way to encourage your students to attempt questions. You can use this either for all questions to encourage your students to complete the assignment, or for specific questions that you want your students to attempt, for example, a challenging question that requires a little more effort.

To award partial credit for an incorrect response:

  1. Open the Conditional Points window. 
    From hereDo this

    From assignment settings (Assignment Editor, Assignment Templates Manager)

    Under Automatic Point Adjustments > Bonus or Penalty, click add or edit.

    From a single question (Assignment Editor)

    In the Bonus or Penalty column, click add or edit.

  2. Under Select a Condition, select Assign credit for an incorrect answer.
  3. Enter how much credit to award.
    For example, if you specify 25%, then incorrect responses receive 25% credit, correct responses receive full credit, and no credit is awarded if no response is submitted.
  4. If available, click Calculate Points Breakdown. This feature is not available when editing conditional points for assignment settings.
    conditional points page

    Review the displayed points for correct and incorrect responses. If needed, change the credit awarded and click Calculate Points Breakdown again.

  5. When the conditional points settings are correct, update the assignment or assignment template. 
    To update thisDo this

    A single question

    Click Update Question.

    All questions currently on the assignment

    Click Update All Questions.

    Assignment settings

    In the Assignment Editor or Assignment Templates Manager, click Update.

The Conditional Points window closes and your assignment or assignment template is updated.
Remember to save your changes in the Assignment Editor or Assignment Templates Manager.