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Delete quiz attempts

Delete quiz attempts

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When averaging quiz attempts or when using "latest score" for a quiz, it would be helpful if instructors could delete a quiz attempt by a student. If there is a glitch, an inaccurate/ incomplete attempt shouldn't be allowed to hurt the student's grade.

 

In the Moderate quiz screen, clicking on a student's name shows their attempts. When viewing an attempt, there can be a button to either delete/ remove the attempt, or to not count its results.

 

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117 Comments
marianna_pinter
Community Participant

Apparently, it is still not addressed.

snugent
Community Champion

With current quiz tool I recommend faculty not use the default results settings. If you check the box next to Only Once After Each Attempt, students can see the feedback only immediately after taking a quiz. If you give them another attempt, when they return back to the quiz they won't see the results from the first attempt. Kona Jones wrote handy guide to the quiz settings that you may find helpful. 

Quiz Settings to Maximize Security 

marianna_pinter
Community Participant

How would your suggestion make possible deleting an attempt?

manningm
Community Member

Another reason I am finding Canvas particularly clunky and non intuitive and not instructor-friendly. I made a mistake and linked a reading to the wrong quiz. Before I could correct the error or unpublish the test, 2 students had taken it, performed poorly. I can't delete their submissions, can't unpublish--imagine mass panic because my ONLY option was to close the test early and so students thought they made an error. Now I have no way to correct my bonehead mistake. The lack of instructor autonomy in this platform is ridiculous!

marianna_pinter
Community Participant

This topic is open for vote since 2015; still canvas did not care about to fix their mistake in the development of this feature. In general I find canvas is unforgiving for both students and instructors, the functionality of basic features is below the latest blackboard version I used last year. 

manningm
Community Member

100% agree. 

steven_sproles
Community Member

Hi all!  I would very much like to see this as an optional feature.  Thanks!  -Steven

epulham
Community Participant

I, too, would love to see this included in the next round of Canvas improvements.

jsimmons2
Community Participant

I have a student who clicked on the wrong thing in the Module - resulting in a "Quiz Attempt" even though she immediately backed out and clicked on the proper item. She also notified her professor as soon as it happened.  In other every other LMS we've used, we had the ability to delete and attempt.  I cannot believe this feature is not available in Canvas - and when I asked for more information, they say items can only be removed if they violate FERPA.  We've got to get some traction on this item.

marianna_pinter
Community Participant

canvas just added a note to this tread in the heading section: basically they don't plan to do anything in 2019 . . . Bringing up FERPA here makes quite an creative response on behalf of canvas.

kendall_moore
Community Member

I voted for this because it is extremely important. Please add this feature. I am sure that I am not the only person who is thinking this, but we have students to teach, and this falls under a category of obvious features. To have to vote to add this is ridiculous.

marianna_pinter
Community Participant

Most of the issues that are for vote fall into the same category: they should have been part of canvas by default. But canvas does not seem to sense any pressure to resolve these obvious development/design failures. I am wondering if this forum is just used for marketing.

rislis
Community Champion

Would another solution possibly be to have a 2nd submission button to click? That would at least avoid any accidental submissions. (Are you SURE you want to submit this test?)

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j_bernanke
Community Member

Being able to delete a test attempt would be useful for all the very good reasons I see presented in this forum. The suggestion to add this option to the "Moderate" quiz screen (with a "Are you sure" verification) makes a lot of sense. Not being able to delete a quiz is a frustrating limitation. 

marianna_pinter
Community Participant

I am curious if there is anything what can make canvas spring into action to solve this issue. Their standard answer to any malfunction is that it is "intentional" design.

doanderson
Community Member

I want students to be able to retake the quizzes at the end of the term for a review for the State test, instead of rebuilding the tests.

rislis
Community Champion

communityteam‌ - what does it mean when we see an alert that this was modified by you?

Thanks!

CommunityTeam
Community Participant

 @rislis ‌, it is an unfortunate quirk of this platform that members are notified of any modification to a content item, however slight, but they are not notified of what was changed. In this instance, our team removed obsolete boilerplate content from the idea description; no modifications were made to the substance of the idea itself or to its status.

smcdon4
Community Member

So ... this conversation has been going on for 5 years now. Why do you not have this feature? I don't think I need to reiterate the point that this feature is essential to using Canvas for online quizzes. 

mesutaydemir
Community Member

This is extremely important for the courses that have no end-dates.