How to Set Up and Grade Extra Credit on a Canvas Quiz

This page is meant to show how you can implement extra credit questions in a Canvas quiz. Canvas Quizzes do not have a built-in extra credit option, but there are multiple ways to assign additional credit in the Canvas learning management system. This method shows how to assign extra credit to specific questions within the Classic Quiz tool by using SpeedGrader.

Creating the Questions

1. Click +New Question and create your extra credit question in your quiz just like you have done for your regular questions. 
  • Students won't see the question titles (the upper-left box in the question editor), so it would be in their best interest to clearly indicate that a question is for extra credit. You can do this in the question text itself or by writing it in a Text (no entry) "question" type at the start of your extra credit section.


2. On the upper-right of the question box, change the point value to say 0 points (it will be worth 1 point by default).
  • The reason for this is so that the students who get the question incorrect or don't answer it at all won't get docked points on their final score.

3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 until you have entered all of your extra credit questions. Remember to click Save at the bottom of the quiz editor page to save your updates.

Grading the Questions

4. After the quiz closes to the students, open up SpeedGrader on the upper-right of the quiz page.


5. Scroll down to the extra credit question(s). Change the score in the extra credit question(s) to the number of points you wish to give the student on that question. The question will automatically list zero points earned regardless of if the student answered correctly, incorrectly, or not at all.
  • Questions with definitive answers (multiple choice, true/false, matching, etc) will be marked correct or incorrect like usual. If they answered correctly, replace the 0 with the number of extra credit points you would like to award them on that question.
  • Judgement questions (essay and short answer) are up to your discretion in the same way that manually graded questions are. SpeedGrader will tell you these questions need reviewing just like it does with all essay question types.

6. Click Update Scores at the bottom of the page when you have finished updating their extra credit question scores.


7. Use the SpeedGrader navigation options on the upper-right to move on to the next student's quiz submission and repeat Steps 5 and 6.





Keywords:Canvas Extra Credit Quiz SpeedGrader   Doc ID:100881
Owner:Steve S.Group:UW Parkside
Created:2020-04-20 13:08 CDTUpdated:2020-04-21 12:08 CDT
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