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helfco
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Quizzes out of order

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An instructor has a group of quizzes that are all out of order. I looked into it for him and found this thread discussing that quizzes by default are ordered by due date then alphabetically. This doesn't seem to be the case in this instance as the due dates are set but the order is still random:

Quizzes listed in random order

Any ideas on a fix?

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James
Community Champion

I filed a support ticket on this. Canvas Support came back with:

Our engineers have been made aware of this issue and they are working on a resolution to correct the quiz ordering problem.

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kmeeusen
Community Coach
Community Coach

Hi  @helfco  :

There really is no way to re-order the quizzes on the Quizzes Index page, however this can be accomplished by drag-n-drop on the Assignments Index page. See screenshots below...

Quizzes Index Page:

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Assignments Index page:

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The organization tip for this, to avoid confusing your students, is to organize all course content under Modules, and then hide the other content areas.  Learn how at https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12933-415257079 

Once an instructor learns how to structure their courses around Modules, not only will course navigation be simplified for students, but also for teachers. Making it much easier to manage their course content.

Kelley.

helfco
Community Participant

Thanks for the reply.

The instructor has re-ordered the quizzes in assignments and in modules, but was wondering about ordering them in quizzes. I'll tell him it's no longer possible and that he can hide the quizzes link in the course navigation. Canvas may want to update the previous thread on the topic as that info no longer applies.

 @helfco  , I expected, since you are the Canvas admin at your school and have been in the Community almost 5 years, that you already knew all that good stuff! I just had to ignore those assumptions just in case.

Your teacher is off and running if he listens to your advice.

Kelley

helfco
Community Participant

Thanks! I'm definitely in the "put it in the modules and hide unnecessary links" camp. Less is more in e-learning!

rroath
Community Member

I'm confused--the Quizzes navigation used to work, now it doesn't and the solution is just "hide it from the students"?  I and my fellow instructors would like the functionality back to working as designed, can that be done?  I build my modules to best facilitate the students' view of the course but I also expect to be able to navigate my courses in the way that's best for me too, which includes a sequential listing of my quizzes.  What's the point of having navigation options that don't work?

helfco
Community Participant

You're right, Rodney. The quiz function should have a listing order other than random. Hiding the tool is a workaround that isn't ideal. Many students prefer the option of going straight to Quizzes, especially if the modules are crowded with lots of items.

bsr
Community Participant

Agreed! I can hide the quizzes tool from students (though my institution now pushes keeping multiple navigation options available), but that's not the issue. The issue is that I want the quizzes in order ... for me! When I go in to moderate a quiz (or 5 or 10), I need to be able to find it/them quickly, and going to quizzes used to be the quickest way to get the job done. Now the quizzes tool has completely lost functionality, and it takes much longer to find and moderate quizzes. 

James
Community Champion

 @helfco , 

Perhaps it's a bug that Canvas needs to fix? Have you reported it to Canvas Support? They just put out the February 2020 release, so this may be an unintended consequence.

James
Community Champion

I filed a support ticket on this. Canvas Support came back with:

Our engineers have been made aware of this issue and they are working on a resolution to correct the quiz ordering problem.

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