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Canvas Studio - Prevent fast forwarding

Canvas Studio - Prevent fast forwarding


I would like to prevent students from fast forwarding the canvas studio quiz videos. 

Please allow teachers to use a toggle button to disable fast forward. Edpuzzle offers this "prevent skipping" feature.


Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni
Community Member

Yeah I don't mind if students slow down my videos or speed them up, I just don't want them to be able to fast forward past the video and try answering the questions before they've watched the video content. Thanks! Smiley Happy

Community Participant

I freely admit that, despite upvoting this, I will get cranky if it is used on me in a class where I am not taking a quiz, but want to fast forward through redundant training materials on items I am already familiar with to get to new information.

I also read quickly, and sometimes I will save time by reading closed captioning until I get to a point where I need to watch the video itself purely to save time (because these days, there is never enough time).



New Member

I teach a credentialed class where we have to record how much time a student spends online in a video. I can stop them with quizzes embedded but I can't prevent them from skipping to the next quiz. I strongly encourage this feature.

Community Contributor

I agree with you, Madeline, but there can be issues here.

Video Quiz SettingsVideo Quiz Settings

If you hide video controls from students, there can be a problem with backtracking. Students will not be allowed to return to the previous question nor change their answers on that question. Furthermore, because video controls are hidden, question markers will also be hidden.

Community Member

I love this idea! It seems like a natural and helpful tool that would prevent students from jumping around if the teacher so wishes. Thanks for sharing! This has my vote!

New Member

Please add this feature!!!

New Member

Yes! This is a great feature to have!!!

New Member

We have had a big problem with students just skipping around the video to find the questions when the question markers are hidden. I think the controls should still be available for the kids to play, pause, rewind, etc, but I do not think it should allow skipping of questions. I also think there should be an option for immediate feedback on the questions. 

New Member

I agree this is would be a good feature to have!

New Member

I'd upvote it if the system would let me.  This is a necessity for my courses.  

Community Contributor

Edpuzzle now can auto send the completion grades over to canvas and you don't have to grade it.  Just use Edpuzzle and let thing transfer automatically for now until it canvas improves.

New Member

For students who read the transcript and want to go directly to the questions, is this punitive?  I have a hearing loss and will regularly read transcripts and not listen to the videos.  I can see using the OPTION, however I think that students should be able to request exception to this, and not be included in a blanket disabled option that affects the entire class. 

New Member

Please add an option to prevent students from skipping ahead in the video in Studio. I don't mind if they can rewind but I do not want them to have the option to skip ahead. 


I can understand not wanting to allow students to skip ahead, but I also think it would be a huge nuisance if you've already watched the video once, to then not be able to skip to the specific section you  need to review.    Would it be possible to not skip the first time, but be able to skip around for subsequent views?