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Ability to give Extra Credit

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It would be great if there could be an "extra credit" feature on Schoology, where I can assign extra credit points without giving extra points on an assignment.

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    Ching Ng Official comment

    Hello,

    Thank you for your feedback and I apologize for the delay. 

    Currently, we do have a way to give extra credit in Schoology: https://support.schoology.com/hc/en-us/articles/212819367-How-Can-I-Give-Extra-Credit-On-Schoology-

    Please let us know if you continue to experience any difficulty and we'd be happy to help.

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    Mr. Benrud

    We need extra credit!

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    Will Odom

    I agree. I would to have a way to create an extra credit assignment (or quiz).

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    Debra Grimm

    I can do it on schoology  (make an assignment worth zero points, then add points) but it won't sync to PowerSchool.

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    Ms. Maiuri

    I created a test that was supposed to be entirely extra credit. I set the possible points to 0 and, because Schoology tests adjust for the final score, it did not count towards extra credit for my students. Is there any way to make a Schoology test/quiz truly "extra credit?"

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    Jennifer McGrady (Jenny)

    yes please - as a question inside a test and as an entire assignment or test

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    Scott Aldrich

    I have teachers in my building also requesting a way to make a test questions "extra credit." While I do not use extra credit, it would be helpful for many. Please consider adding this feature.

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    chris chung

    Yes please! Extra credit is always welcomed!

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    Marcus Young

    I would like the extra credit option too. What I did today was add 25pts on top of the 100 ( 125/100) for that class work assignment. I tried some other ways but because of the overall points it wasn't working. Any students who chose not to do it were excused.

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    Mr. Posey

    One way I've found to give extra credit is to not include the extra credit points in the total points when creating a test. For example, if you have a 15 point assignment and 5 of those points are extra credit, them make the assignment total out of 10 points. If a student gets the extra credit correct then they would have a score of 15/10 which would give them the extra credit.

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    Admin Admin

    We need to be able to add extra credit and have the ability for the student to get over 100 percent!!

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    Chad Sines

    optional extra credit point values would be a great incentive to get students involve and familiar with schoology, but also not penalize students if not as gifted in using technology

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    Laura Rossier

    The support center suggests that this will work if you add an assignment and give it a "zero" grade. But it doesn't seem to work. I put in a score of 100/0 and the overall grade did not change at all for my student. I tried entering extra credit as a "grade column" and I could not affect a change in the grade.

    The only way that I've been able to account for extra credit grades are to add a 1 point assignment and then give the extra credit as a score above one. So 5 points of extra credit will be entered as 6 points out of 1.

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    Jennifer Weir

    Why does the extra credit show up with a letter grade of an F next to the score? For example it shows F 5/0.

    This is very confusing for students and parents.

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    Ms. Costanzo

    The issue for me is extra credit on an autograded test or quiz. If I make a 30 question/30 point quiz and want three of those points to be extra credit, for example. I tried setting it up the quiz as 27/30, thinking the extra points would be the extra credit. Instead, it graded the assignment as if each question was worth .9 points instead of 1 point each. This wasn't a problem when we were hand-entering the grades into our school's online grade-book, but now that we're syncing grades, I have to manually adjust the points anyway, which defeats the benefit of being able to synch grades! 

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    MATT KUMERSHEK

    agreed.  ideally there is an option to make specific questions on a quiz/assessment xc.  

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