[New Quizzes] Carry Forward Correct Answers on Quiz Multiple Attempts

When a teacher assigns multiple attempts for an assignment it would be nice if the system would automatically perform one of the following during the student's next attempt:


1. Populate the correct answers from the previous attempt. 

2. Show only the incorrect problems from the previous attempt.

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I am new to the Canvas environment and was astounded to discover allowing multiple attempts at a quiz with only incorrect answers re-presented is not a standard part of the quiz functionality.  I work in vocational education and we are currently using the Moodle LMS.  To be fair, Moodle doesn't have this functionality 'out of the box' but our developers were able to programme the functionality in.  Our quizzes (we call them assessments) are structured like this:

We create two or more question banks of questions.
If Bank 1 Q1 is multi-choice, Bank 2 Q1 is also multi choice - similar but not the same etc.

The quiz randomly draws from Bank 1 or Bank 2 and the learner completes the assessment.  They are presented with their result and can then re-attempt the assessment but all correct answers are 'greyed' out so they only have to complete their incorrect questions drawn randomly from the question banks - potentially they could get the same question again or the alternate question.

As I have seen in this discussion feedback from our learners is positive and the second attempt mostly results in successful completion (we do actually offer a third attempt but only after an intervention).  

Other posters have indicated there are other products out there that can do this alongside Moodle and given that this discussion started in 2016 it is incredible that the functionality hasn't been added in Canvas.

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This is a feature that is desperately needed! Why haven't we done this yet????

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For those who are looking, be aware that there IS a workaround, in the form of a Google Chrome extension called "Canvas Quiz loader". In essence, it does exactly what Canvas should have already implemented, but it is a third party app that faculty can NOT control, and students can use even when they are not supposed to, if they know about it.

By not implementing the requested feature for so long, Canvas left the door open for someone else (that they do not have power over) to do it. However, if correct answer-carryover was (finally) implemented, it would exist in a form that faculty could moderate, and students would probably not go through the trouble of installing a third-party extension to do so.

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