Blackboard (Faculty) - Tests: Allow Negative Scoring

This document describes how to assign negative values to a Blackboard test.
  1. Edit the test.
  2. In the top right corner of the test canvas screen, click the Questions Settings button.

    Question settings tab circled

  3. Scroll down to the Scoring section and place a checkmark next to Specify negative points options for answers.
    Specify negative points options for answers circled in red
  4. Click Submit at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Edit your test question. After selecting the check box next to Allow Partial Credit, you will see an option for negative scoring.
  6. Place a checkmark next to Allow negative scores for incorrect answers. Once that is selected, you will see the option appear to Allow Overall Negative Score for the Question.

    Allow Negative Scores for Incorrect Answers and Allow Negative Overall Score for the Question options are circled in red

  7. Assign negative values for each incorrect answer.
    screenshot displaying the option to include negative point value for incorrect answers
  8. Click Submit.


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OwnerCenter I.GroupSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created2017-10-17 07:28:06Updated2023-08-22 13:37:40
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