# Create Scored Tutorial Questions

You can transform part or all of a multi-part or multi-mode question into a scored tutorial that guides your students step by step through the solution of a problem. 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.

- To create a tutorial that is not scored and is displayed in a separate window, see Create Popup Tutorial Questions.
- To let your students work through a question in any order, see Add Expandable Sections to Multi-Part Questions.

- Do not use the
`<accordion>`

and`<tutorial>`

tags in the same question. The one exception to this rule is that in a question that uses the`<accordion>`

tag, you can create a popup tutorial. - For scored tutorial questions to work correctly, you must allow question part submission in your assignment.

Your tutorial might be the entire question or only part of the question. You can create more than one tutorial in a single question, and you can mix scored and popup tutorials in the same question.

## Skipping and Points

For scored tutorials, the decision about whether to allow students to skip tutorial steps affects not only your students' learning experience, but also the points that they can earn for the tutorial.

By default, your students are allowed to skip tutorial steps, but they cannot go back later to complete the skipped steps. This means that students who skip a step permanently forgo any points they could have earned on the step, but they have an opportunity to earn points on any remaining steps in the tutorial.

If you disallow skipping, your students must either answer each step correctly or use all of their submissions for the step before going on to the next step.

Each method has its merits. Skipping steps gives your students an opportunity to move through the tutorial more quickly if they do not understand a step. Disallowing skipping encourages your students to attempt each step, even if only by guessing.

## Example Tutorial Question

The following table summarizes an actual question.

QID |
1251029 |
---|---|

Name |
Template2 3.TUT.01. |

Mode |
Multi-Mode...QN |

Question |
<tutorial skip="no" order="ascending"> <premise title="Using the Substitution Method"> <watex>For simple systems of equations, you can often use the substitution method to solve for \[x\] and \[y\].\vspace{1em}\[ x + y = 6 \\ x - y = 2 \]</watex></premise> <step><watex>Solve for \[x\] in terms of \[y\].\vspace{1em} \[ x + y = 6 \\ x = <_> \]</watex></step> <step><watex>Rewrite the second equation, substituting \[ 6-y \] for \[ x \]. \vspace{1em}\[ x - y = 2 \\ <_> = 2 \]</watex></step> <SECTION><step><watex>Solve for \[y\].\vspace{1em}\[ 6 - y - y = 2 \\ y = <_> \]</watex></step> <step><watex>Substitute 2 for \[y\] in either equation and solve for \[x\].\vspace{1em} \[ x + 2 = 6 \\x - 2 = 2 \\ x = <_> \]</watex></step> </tutorial> |

Answer |
<EQN $PAD='devmath'; ''>y:6-y <EQN $PAD='devmath'; ''>y:(6-y)-y <SECTION><EQN $size=2; ''>2 <EQN $size=2; ''>4 |

Display to Students |