Immediate feedback in quizzes, one question at a time

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Hi everyone,

Canvas has some great options for giving students feedback in the quizzes. However, like many people joining Canvas, I was particularly keen to have the option for students to get immediate feedback, after each question in a quiz (rather than waiting until after submission), so that it can be used to help them learn and get feedback along the way. However, it doesn't seem to be a built in option.

The solution that I have used to get around this is to create a 'feedback question' after each real question, so that students learn along the way.

I've posted instructions on how I did this here, an example with screenshots here, and a video going through the process step-by-step below. 

I hope some of you find this useful.

Happy 2019, Daniel

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Learner II‌,

Great post. Thanks for sharing!

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Great workaround and tutorial, thanks!

For anyone trying to use this workaround in Quizzes.Next:

Unfortunately in Quizzes.Next the multiple choice and multiple answer question types require at least two answer options. Therefore, I would recommend to use an Essay question to provide immediate feedback. Students can either type Yes or, if requested, reflect on their answer. Not ideal, but it works!

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Thanks for the post, this is a clever workaround. Unfortunately, this wouldn't work for randomized questions. In my scenario, I have practice listening quizzes where students have to identify pieces of music, and I want the students to be able to take the quiz multiple times and have a different question subset and ordering every time. Would there be a way to keep groups of two questions together (the actual question and its feedback question) and randomize the groups?


I cannot tell you how many years I have been searching for this. I was so excited when I read your post. Then I tried to watch the video and it wouldn't show. I feel like someone gave me the world's most delicious cookie and then took it away before I could eat it. Could you possibly send me a link to that video at  If this does what I hope it will do, my children will praise your name for generations.