I like to do testing and Mastery Paths on Canvas. It would help with differentiation if you could change the question type from, say Multiple Choice to Numeric Response after it had been created.
Could you explain further how changing a question type would help with differentiation?
I guess I am just not understanding why an ineffective question cannot just be replaced with an effective one.
Sure. It is not a matter of an ineffective vs effective question. It is a matter of support and scaffolding.
Weaker students can use the Multiple Choice answers as hints to solve problems - especially in math. While the stronger students should be able to solve the Numeric Response questions.
So, on the Mastery Path, students who score well would move to the Numeric Response problems, and those who scored poorly would have the opportunity to review with questions that are multiple choice before getting to the Numeric Response ones.
It helps them to see the progression of learning from doing a problem (with different numbers) in multiple formats.
And, if I can take one problem and modify it quickly, it enables me to create even more problems rather than starting each one from scratch.
Hi again Tracey
Thank you for your quick reply, and I understand the impact/use of the two question types means in a pathway, but what I am not understanding is why the need to change one question type to another.
Are you looking for some type of dynamic response question that will automatically change depending on which student user is accessing it? If so, then this is not really clear in your feature request.
If this is not what you mean, then I am stumped.
I am modifying my curriculum this summer to provide Mastery Paths for all of my students.
I easily have over 100 question banks already created in Canvas with thousands of questions.
It will be a time saver if I can simply modify the question type and not re-create each question.
I think it would be a time saver. I create the initial multiple choice assessment then duplicate. From the copy, if I could simply go in and change the question type, it would save me a lot of time.
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