Quizzes.Next: Plain Text Editor

Idea created by Stephen Gilbert on Jun 25, 2019
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    • Dean Stocker
    • Rob Ditto
    • Andrea G Schmidt
    • Stephen Gilbert

    I can't believe that 20 years after I started teaching online, I (and all the faculty in our department) are back to having students take their exams on paper, and I'm back to trying to grade hand-written exam papers. Why? Because our institution switched from Blackboard to Canvas two years ago and none of the Canvas quizzing tools include a plain text editor. My idea is to just have a checkbox on an essay question that says: "Use plain textbox" for the editor. No toolbar, no nothing else. (BTW, we have tried every possible combination of the Canvas "rich-text editor" and were not able to get it to work, no matter how much effort we, or our students, put into it.)

     

    Thank you,

    --Steve