[New Quizzes] Lock a question into place to prevent shuffling

Problem statement:

Quizzes have the options to shuffle questions. Depending on the question type, answers can also be shuffled, and some answers can be locked into place. For instance, "All of the above" can be lock so that it is always the last answer option for that question. However, there is not a way to lock a question into place when the questions are shuffled.

Proposed solution:

My proposed solution is to allow quiz creators to lock questions and stimuli into place. Shuffling questions is an easy-to-use cheating prevention tool. However, there are times when a certain question(s) needs to be locked into place. Like reflection questions or bonus questions at the end of an exam, or demographic questions at the beginning of a questionnaire.

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Status changed to: Will Not Consider

Thank you for sharing this idea with the Instructure Community!

While we appreciate your proposal, we also want to be transparent about the likelihood of something like this making it to production. The Product Team reviewed some of our feature proposals recently and, unfortunately, this request was identified as one that they would not be able to include in their current or future plans.

We can see how being able to lock questions in place can help with the format of the quiz.  One workaround that we've seen is to put all the questions that you want to be shuffled in an item bank. In that way, you could place that set of questions in the quiz and set to randomly select questions from the item bank and have the other questions you want where you want.

Thank you for collaborating, and we hope that you submit another idea in the future!