# Gradescope – adjusting marks for “answer x out of y” exams

e.g. exams where students answer 2 out of 4 questions.

Marks can only be sent to Blackboard when Gradescope is showing grading is 100% complete.

Therefore **a mark has to be entered for each question – including those not answered**.

- If using Positive marking enter 0 for the unanswered questions.
- If using Negative marking enter -n for the unanswered questions, where n = the max score for that question.

The points possible for the exam as a whole will be more than 100, but this won’t matter when marks are sent back to Blackboard, as long as each student has the right score.

## Workflow for programme administrators

You can set the Points Possible for the Blackboard Grade Centre column to be 100.

### Example 1 Homework type

4 questions each worth 50 marks. Students answer 2 out of 4.

Points possible for the Gradescope exam = 200, but max points for each student = 100.

Set the Blackboard column as Points Possible = 100, and students will then have correct % score.

### Example 2 Online assignment

Part A MCQ (total points = 40)

Part B answer 2 out of 4 (each answer = 30)

Points Possible in Gradescope = 160, but max points for each student = 100.

Set the Blackboard column as Points Possible = 100, and students will then have correct % score.

### Example 3 Online assignment not marked out of 100

Part A MCQ (total points = 30)

Part B answer 2 out of 4 (each answer = 50)

Points Possible in Gradescope = 230, but max points for each student = 130.

Set the Blackboard column as Points Possible = 130, and students will then have correct % score.

The same principle can be used for exams which are not marked out of 100. Please log a support ticket if you require further advice.