Quizzes.Next: Aligning Outcomes to Individual Quiz Questions

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I would like to recommend that Canvas add functionality to the LMS which would allow the user to align learning outcomes with individual quiz questions. It is sometimes the case that multiple learning outcomes will be assessed on the same quiz, with each outcome being assessed by one or more individual questions. In these instances, it would be helpful if one were able to align each question with the outcome it assesses. This would be helpful for our institution, which is a K12 institution, but I would imagine that this would benefit post-secondary institutions as well.


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This idea has moved to the next stage and will be open for voting among the Canvas Community, from Wed. January 6, 2016 - Wed. April 6, 2016.

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Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

Hello Canvas Family,

This is a feature we are considering for future development in the Modern Quizzing Engine. With a lot of thought and careful consideration, we are exploring ways to make this possible. There will me more to come as things progress.  We will not likely release this feature in the next six months, but it's definitely on the table.


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Community Novice

Have there been any updates to this since last January?

Community Explorer


Community Novice

PLEASE add this!!!

Community Contributor

This would be great to have for comprehensive quizzes or tests. For small sectional quizzes the outcomes work great. But if you want to put together an "end of module" or "end of semester" test then it get's really messy. 

Community Participant

Is there any update on this? Is this moving forward or is it still in the "being considered" stage?

Community Novice

Is there a status update on this idea?  Being able to measure individual outcomes within a test or quiz is becoming a MUST in my district.  Hoping this will be in place soon.  

Community Contributor

Rumor has it it's coming out this summer. I've also heard that it's been piloted but it got pulled because it wasn't good enough. For K-12 this is an absolute must have and I know Canvas has been getting a little of push from school districts to implement this.