Eric A. Silva

Blackboard Tests: Extra Credit, Negative Points, Partial Credit Questions

Blackboard allows you to create extra credit questions, penalize students for incorrect answers and give partial credit for incorrect answers.

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Blackboard allows you to create extra credit questions, penalize students for incorrect answers and give partial credit for incorrect answers.

Partial credit question types:

  • Calculated Formula
  • Fill in Multiple Blanks
  • Jumbled Sentence
  • Matching
  • Multiple Answer
  • Multiple Choice
  • Opinion Scale/Likert Question
  • Ordering
  • Quiz Bowl
Negative points question types:

  • Matching
  • Multiple answer
  • Multiple choice

Enabling Question Settings

  1. Go to your Test Canvas.
  2. Click Question Settings in the right corner.
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  3. Enable the following scoring options:
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  4. Click Submit

Creating Extra Credit Questions

  1. Find your question in the test canvas.
  2. Click the point value box on the right.
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  3. Check the Extra Credit box and enter a point value.
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  4. Click Submit.

Creating Negative Point Questions

  1. Create a question using the standard workflow.
  2. Check the Allow Partial Credit and Allow Negative Scores for Incorrect Answers.
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  3. Enter the negative credit percentage in the Partial Credit % box.
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    Please note this is the percentage of points the student will loose, not the number of points they will loose (ex. Loose half credit = -50)

Creating Partial Credit Questions

  1. Create a question using the standard workflow.
  2. Check the Allow Partial Credit box.
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  3. Enter the partial credit percentage in the Partial Credit % box.
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    Please note this is the percentage of points the student will get back, not the number of points they will get back. (ex. Earn half credit = 50)

Eric Silva

Eric is an Instructional Designer at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and a Graduate Student at Boise State University. Learn more about me.

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