Hot Spot Question type

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I know this has been requested before, but PLEASE resurrect it!  I teach anatomy-based courses and I really need this question type.  Similar types are used on national board exams in many professions.  Our campus is currently deciding between Blackboard and Canvas, and, I have to say, the lack of hotspot question types is the closest thing I have to a deal breaker.  I really like many of the Canvas features, but I NEED this question type to be available to me.


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Community Team


Thank you for your Feature Idea submission. We wanted to call your attention to " modifiedtitle="true" title=""Hot spot" Type Question​ &    which were submitted in a different voting period, but archived due to lack of votes or inadequate response. You may want to reference this idea for any insight.

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Community Contributor

I might write-in 'hot-spot question type' on my presidential election ballot. I'm willing to drive people to the polls . . .

Glad this feature request is back from the dead (again). andersonshar

Community Coach
Community Coach

This is great news! This question type is used on certification exams for some of the specialty track programs that I work with and they are constantly asking for this. I will definitely be passing this around so they can vote on it once it opens.

Community Novice

Thanks, Matthew! I hope we can drum up a following this time. I didn’t even know about the past votes. This really is a crucial question type for me.

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Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

This idea has moved to the next stage and will be open for voting among the Canvas Community, from Wed. February 3, 2016 - Wed. May 4, 2016.

Check out this doc for additional details about how the voting process works! Smiley Wink

Community Champion

andersonshar​ - it's open for voting now...let's get people voting!


Community Member

This question type is very useful for foreign language vocabulary content.

Community Novice

Please spread the word!  We need votes!

Thanks for commenting and voting!

Community Novice

 @kammerj ​ Please vote for this with me and send the link on to anyone else who might be interested! 


Community Novice

I'm spreading the word!! Smiley Happy