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Extra Credit in Homework

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Flew Flewelling

I have some homework assignments that in Buzz I would like to make the last question be extra credit.  I put Options: ExtraCredit for that last question.

But in a 5 question assignment, when I complete the 4 non extra-credit questions, it still shows up as a papersheet in the Performance tab.  Is there a way to have Buzz grade the assignment once the students have completed all the none extra credit problems?  

I thought maybe I could set up two different groups and make the minimum attempt for the extra credit group be 0, but Buzz won't let me put in 0.  

 

 

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Brad Marshall
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Homework activities require that every question has an answer to have a total amount calculated. There are a couple of ways this could be accomplished:

  1. Use an Assessment to deliver the questions.
  2. Break-off the extra credit question into it's own activity. 

Is there any particular reason why they would not attempt the extra credit question, allowing for the total score be calculated? If it is "optional," I would recommend spinning it up as its own activity.

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Flew Flewelling

Those were the only solutions I could come up with too, but I thought maybe you would have another one. 

They probably wouldn't attempt it because they felt it was too difficult.  Honestly, I'm not sure why they don't, but my gradebook is full of paper sheets of homeworks that students did about 2/3 of the homework and never tried the last couple of problems.  There isn't really an easy way for me to grade those then.  Either I have to

  1. Go into each assignment and tally up the total number of points and then calculate the percentage.  (tedious for all the assignments!  Not to mention, when I view the assignment, it only shows the questions they answered, not including the questions they haven't attempted yet.)
  2. Batch return a set score.  

 

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