Thank you for your submission, Qi Dunsworth. Can you clarify a bit further with a use-case for this? I can understand the need for batch editing quiz settings, for example. Or even quiz question points. But what if a quiz includes different question-types and formats. How could you batch edit those? Perhaps some clarification would help.
Thanks for asking! By "batch editing" I was hoping for the ability to edit many questions of the same type on one screen, as opposed to clicking on "edit" for every single question. These questions don't have to have the same point value, but it would be nicer if I can assign one "default point value" for "selected (select all) questions in the quiz."
If a quiz contains 8 MC questions, 4 TF questions, and 3 matching questions, then I only need to edit on 3 screens, not 15. If a quiz has only 12 MC questions, then all can be done on one screen, not 12.
Thanks for your clarification, Qi Dunsworth. This idea will be open-for-vote during the next voting cycle (Feb 3)
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Point value should DEFINITELY be able to be modified on all questions. I have often had to go through and edit every single test question to change the point value because we import QTI files from Respondus. It may also be a good idea to have the ability to set a point value for each type of question (so m/c questions could be 2 pts each, matching could be 1 pt each, etc.).
So glad I saw this before the deadline, and also happy to see it is over the 100 vote threshold! This is a common request from faculty - would make maintenance soooo much easier!!
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This would help me out tremendously, especially being able to change point values. If I need to take 20 points total off of a 50 question quiz, then I need to click on many questions one by one to change the point values. Then, it's not so easy to see the point total, or what subsections of the quiz add up to if I'm trying (for instance) to make each of 4 sections add up to 70 points. Right now, I manually transcribe all my question titles into Excel, and manually transcribe the point value and see the sum there. Then, I fiddle with it in Excel. Then I go back to Canvas and manually change the point values of the questions I need to change. This takes a long time.
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I'm shocked this isn't an option already. Thanks for suggesting it. Instructors shouldn't have to go through question by question to reassign point values for a quiz. This "batch option" is standard on most other platforms.
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