The CN Quiz tool supports partial credit for the following question types: Multiple Choice (when allowing multiple answers), Ordering, Fill in the Blank (when there are multiple blanks) and Matching.
To enable partial credit, you simply check the “Partial Credit” checkbox when creating or editing a question.
Let’s use a Multiple Choice question as an example. When creating the question, make sure you select “Multiple answer” as the question type, mark the correct options, and check the “Partial Credit” box. In this example, the question is worth 10 points and there are two correct answers. If learners only select one of these two answers, they will earn 5 points.
Let’s take a look at another example. This is a Fill in the Blank question that has three blanks. The question is worth 10 points and the “Partial Credit” setting is enabled. If learners answer one blank correctly, they will earn 3.33 points. If they answer two blanks correctly, they will earn 6.67 points.
Please note the calculation of Multiple Choice questions is a little bit different than other question types: the partial credit setting equally divides the total question point value by the number of correct options of a Multiple Choice question, or all of the options of a Matching or Ordering question, or all of the blanks of a Fill in the Blank question. Each correct answer will earn partial credit. For Multiple Choice questions, if at least one wrong option is selected, the entire question will not earn any credit. We do this intentionally to prevent students from selecting all of the options to try to earn the full credit. Whereas for other question types, incorrect options simply do not earn any credit.