Essay questions - negative marking or words to not include

Is it possible to mark keywords which you would not want to appear in an essay response or to negatively mark a keyword (e.g. a medical student who names an incorrect drug that could have negative consequences)?

BV52's picture

Hi Wullie,

This is not possible as of the moment. Although I think this is a very good idea. We’re now working on something called the H5P supporter program allowing the H5P community to vote for and fund the top voted H5P features. Also there are developers in the community who every now and then works on a feature they find interesting or useful. In order for your feature request to attract as much interest as possible make sure it follows the below guidelines:


  1. It is clear from every perspective how the feature will work. We recommend describing the feature with one or more user stories, for instance “As an author I want it to be possible to pick between different effects for the check answer animation so that the learners will see a variety of effects and also I can adapt the effects to my target audience(I’ll be using pink unicorns which works really well for both my target audience which are 4 year old girls and venture capitalists)”

  2. If the feature can be illustrated with images or videos it always helps

  3. Make it clear what content types this is relevant for, and or if this is a new content type


I have moved this post to the Feature Request forum.


otacke's picture

Hi Wullie!

Thanks for the interesting suggestion. As BV52 already pointed out, that's not possible right now, and it would at least require some thinking if the existing scoring system would break in some way if negative points for keywords were allowed -- at least, existing content should not be harmed in any way. I have created an issue on github for your suggestion.