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Increasing the naming options for the Canvas Quiz tool

The Canvas Quiz tool is one of my favorite elements in Canvas. However, 95% of the time I don't want to use it for quizzes or tests. Instead, I use it as an interactive learning activity.

For example, in the "quiz instruction" area, I may put a little content or context. Then, when the student clicks on "Take the Quiz," the first question may have them do some sort of activity or ask a question that they respond to such as typing out a solution, etc. Then in the next question, I may provide feedback, etc. In short, the Canvas quiz tool is great for creating learning and feedback cycles. 

There is one problem, it is called a quiz. 

I would love it if Canvas offered the flexibility to rename certain buttons and elements within a quiz so that the quiz tool can serve as both a quiz/test function and also a platform for creating engaging learning activities.

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Hello @Seth_LD ...

I can see how this would be of benefit to you and your students.  It sounds like you'd like to submit this as a Feature Idea here in the Community.  You can do that by going to the PRODUCT menu at the top of any page here in the Community and then selecting IDEA CONVERSATIONS.  On the page that loads, you'll see a red button to "Suggest an Idea", and there are also a few documents linked on the right side of the screen related to the Feature Idea process.  Submitting your idea will allow others to evaluate it and "rate" it.

I hope this will be of help to you.  Sing out if you have any other questions about this...thanks!  Take care, stay safe, and be well.