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Canvas Quizzes do not have a true extra credit option for automated grading. It’s possible to award extra credit, but this requires manual grade input as shown below. For large classes that need a mostly-automated option, see “Creating an Extra Credit Quiz.”

To create an extra-credit question, you set that question’s point value to zero. When you grade the question, any points assigned are added to the quiz total. The total can exceed 100%. Once extra points are manually entered with SpeedGrader, the new total transfers to Grades as usual.

    1. Create a quiz with the Classic quiz engine, enter settings, and save it.
    2. Select Edit and the Questions tab.
    3. Enter each required question and point value, selecting Update Question after each one.
    4. For an extra credit question, create the question and enter the point value as zero. We recommend letting students know that extra credit points won't be reflected in their score until the question is manually graded.
    5. After students complete the quiz, open SpeedGrader and add points to each correct extra-credit question.
    6. Select Update to save these scores to Grades. The score can exceed 100%. Enter optional feedback in the Comment field and select Submit.
New question set to zero points, with note that score will not reflect extra credit until after manual grading.
Manually grading question. Total shows score is over 100 percent.
Update scores button.

This article was last updated on Sep 22, 2023 @ 9:51 am.