Extra credit questions in assessments – 3900.58
Blackboard Learn SaaS
Ultra Course View
Impact: Instructors, Students
There are times when instructors allow students to overachieve on an assessment. Some instructors may allow students to earn back points lost on other assessments or activities.
Now instructors can assign one or more questions as extra credit in an assessment. A correct answer results in adding the extra credit question points to the points earned for the assessment. Students are not penalized for incorrect answers to an extra credit question. In other words, points are not deducted because the question is excluded from the assessment’s possible points. If a student answers extra credit questions correctly, it may be possible for the student to earn a score greater than 100% on the assessment.
Students can discern how many extra credit points are available on the assessment. While students are taking an assessment, they can identify questions designated as extra credit. Students can also filter the test to find extra credit questions if present.
Image 1. Instructor view – assign one or more questions in an assessment as Extra Credit
Image 2. Student view – students can identify which questions are extra credit and the total amount of extra credit available on the assessment
For administrators:This feature is available for all Ultra courses. There are no configurations needed.