Maximum word count for quiz/test essay answers

Idea created by Fredrick Curry on Apr 17, 2018
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    • Jennifer Olejownik
    • Cynthia Banks
    • Rob Ditto
    • Jeffrey Brady
    • Fredrick Curry
    • Tim Maw

    I would like to see Canvas allow instructors to set a maximum word count for written answers to essay questions in quizzes and tests.

    This would provide the following benefits:

    • Prevent students from taking a "shot gun" approach to answering specific questions by throwing out every related concept they can think of.
    • Potentially force students to formulate their answers very carefully.
    • Reduce cheating from students who search out related articles and put them through "text spinners."


    Additional this is a very easy feature to implement.  It would take the Canvas team very little time to add this important functionality.