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dcarolin
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Moderate quizzes

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This is another example of why Canvas should probably just close up shop since it really struggles to deliver on basic features. 

When moderating a quiz why do I need to return to the full list of students? How difficult can a 'next student' button be? No only do I need to return to the full list of students.  But it is my job to remember which student's quiz I was grading.  You could at least indicate which quizzes have been moderated.

And it is pretty pathetic that Canvas can't figure out that, for example, in a matching question with 10 options that if a student get six correct they should be given six of the the points allocated for the question. 

 I have tried to like Canvas for years, but you guys are stuck in the 1980's tech-wise. 

 

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kmeeusen
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Hi @dcarolin 

I am sorry your Canvas experience has been less than satisfying. I have been using Canvas since 2012; and of the five LMSs I have used over my long career, I like it best.

The purpose of the Quiz Moderation feature is not for grading quizzes; but rather, for managing individual student interaction with the quiz - thing like adding extra time to a timed quiz, adding extra attempts, submitting a quiz and more.This is how it is described in the Once I publish a quiz, how do I use the Moderate Quiz page? guide lesson.........

"Once you have published a quiz, the quiz sidebar shows the Moderate Quiz link, which allows you to moderate the quiz for each student in your course. On the Moderate Quiz page you can view the progress of student submissions and view the number of quiz attempts each has taken. You can also grant students extra attempts, grant extra time for timed quizzes, and manually unlock quiz attempts."

 

For grading quizzes, you should be using SpeedGrader. Learn how in the SpeedGrader Chapter of the Canvas Instructor Guide. Specifically, you might find this lesson illuminating, How do I grade quiz questions in SpeedGrader?

And please note that there are next and previous student buttons available in SpeedGrader.

Good luck,

Kelley

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kmeeusen
Community Coach
Community Coach

Hi @dcarolin 

I am sorry your Canvas experience has been less than satisfying. I have been using Canvas since 2012; and of the five LMSs I have used over my long career, I like it best.

The purpose of the Quiz Moderation feature is not for grading quizzes; but rather, for managing individual student interaction with the quiz - thing like adding extra time to a timed quiz, adding extra attempts, submitting a quiz and more.This is how it is described in the Once I publish a quiz, how do I use the Moderate Quiz page? guide lesson.........

"Once you have published a quiz, the quiz sidebar shows the Moderate Quiz link, which allows you to moderate the quiz for each student in your course. On the Moderate Quiz page you can view the progress of student submissions and view the number of quiz attempts each has taken. You can also grant students extra attempts, grant extra time for timed quizzes, and manually unlock quiz attempts."

 

For grading quizzes, you should be using SpeedGrader. Learn how in the SpeedGrader Chapter of the Canvas Instructor Guide. Specifically, you might find this lesson illuminating, How do I grade quiz questions in SpeedGrader?

And please note that there are next and previous student buttons available in SpeedGrader.

Good luck,

Kelley

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lshulman
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What about the issue of Quizzes Next not giving partial credit for a partially correct matching question?

@lshulman Partial credit for various question types is one of our top priorities for New Quizzes. Please read through the product manager's blog post at  Quizzes Planned Priorities and Roadmap 2021 and feel free to add your comments.