Configure Show My Work for Specific Questions

You can configure Show My Work for specific questions on an assignment, for example, to enable Show My Work only for a few questions.

Show My Work settings for individual questions override the settings for the assignment.

Best Practice
  • Do not change Show My Work settings for an assignment that your students have started.
  • Do not enable Show My Work for an assignment (like a quiz or test) for which you want to use LockDown Browser® to prevent cheating. Your students could use Show My Work to display files from their computers while working on the assignment.
Show My Work Setting Description
show my work defaults to the assignment setting Default
  • The question uses the Show My Work setting for the assignment.
  • New questions added to an assignment use this setting.
show my work is required Required
  • Your students see the expanded Show My Work box at the end of the question.
  • You set the value of the Show My Work question part.
  • Your students must complete Show My Work question parts to receive full credit.
  • Your students automatically receive full credit for any Show My Work response.
show my work is optional Optional
  • Your students see the collapsed Show My Work box at the end of the question.
  • The Show My Work question part is worth zero points.
  • Your students do not need to complete Show My Work question parts to receive full credit.
  • Your students can complete Show My Work if they want to, but they do not automatically earn any points.
show my work is disabled Disabled
  • Your students cannot show their work.
Note
  • You cannot enable Show My Work for questions in a question pool.
  • Each question can have only one Show My Work question part.
  • You cannot apply automatic bonus or penalty points to Show My Work.
  • When you apply an assignment template to an existing assignment, only the assignment-level Show My Work setting is changed; per-question Show My Work settings are not changed.
  1. In the Points column, click the Show My Work icon.
    show my work popup setting for a question in the assignment editor
  2. Select Default, Required, Optional, or Disabled.
  3. If you set Show My Work as Required, type a value for Points.

    Required Show My Work question parts cannot be set to 0 points. Set Show My Work to Optional when you do not want to award any points automatically.

  4. Click OK.
If you set Show My Work as Required, communicate to your students what criteria will be used to assign points for Show My Work. You can put this information in the assignment instructions.