If you want to add hints to your activity, enable “Add Hint” and enter the hint and its penalty point, as shown below:
As you can see above, the total score for the activity is 10. And the negative points for hint is 3 (penalize hint), which means that 3 points will be deducted if the participant takes the hint.
While solving the activity, the participant will be notified that he/she can take the hint if needed, but will lose the points that you’ve set:
When the participant clicks “Show hint“, the hint will be shown, and the participant will lose 3 points:
As you can see below, 3 points have been reduced because the participant took the hint. So the participant got only 7 points for this activity, and hence a total of 97/100 points.