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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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  Comments from Instructure

2022-07-12 -- After reviewing this long-existing idea, the Community Team has determined that this request will remain Open. While it was authored when only Classic Quizzes existed, the idea can be applied to New Quizzes as well. Ultimately, this will reduce the number of duplicated Idea requests and allow the conversation and collaboration to exist in a single space. 

134 Comments
lclounts
New Member

I would like to see this feature added, too.  There are clearly a number of reasons why an instructor or school administrator would have need of this function.

MrLunetta
Community Member

I was just looking for info on how to do this very thing--I would like this feature.

amberbutler05
New Member

This would be very useful for my classroom. I need to be able to delete quiz attempts, especially if there were behaviors that the student had to work through before they could continue and try the quiz again. The glaring reminder of their first "failure" that was the consequence of the original behavior antecedent can make them feel terrible and can even sometimes spark another behavior issue. The slate needs to be able to be wiped clean.

DoctorD
New Member

OK, how about taking care of this Canvas???  This idea was first suggested five and a half years ago and i really needed. 

One reason for allowing us to delete a student's grade is when tech issues keep them from finishing the quiz/test (which happens all the time now with Covid making everything online), I need to delete the previous quiz/test so that they can't see the answers while they wait to retake the test/quiz.  

 

Seems like a nobrainer to me.

LL_Savage
New Member

I would love if this feature was included on Canvas. I teach high school and sometimes I'll get an eager student who starts a quiz I haven't even assigned in class because they panic when they see it on their "to do" list. It would be nice to be able to remove that early score so then I can unpublish the quiz until I want to assign it. Once, a student takes the quiz it can no longer be unpublished and then students may continue to take it early but I can't take it down. 

Having the ability to delete submissions would give me more control as to when I want to publish it and give my students access the assignment. 

 

parmana
Community Participant

Yes, please, we need this feature!

Has it really been open for 5 years+ and has 11 pages of support - and still not been implemented?

I read thru a few pages and I agree that there are many situations were this would be desirable and an easier fix than other solutions.

ProfBee
Community Member

PLEASE make this happen. 

mstigter
New Member

Another feature Canvas really needs and should have had before the COVID crud hit the fan. With so many students working from various places, the ability to clear an attempt is necessary.

It is now year 6 for this request...

dwayne_towell1
New Member

Wow! Still nothing! I really need this feature.

tony_harris
New Member

Today is March 29, 2021 and it's been six years so can you add this by tomorrow? 

MBRN
New Member

There does not appear to be a way to delete a quiz attempt by a student; it looks like the only option is to add a new attempt.  A student accidentally accessed a quiz and so it is now being recorded as an attempt with a grade of zero.  I would like to remove this attempt altogether so that it doesn't show in the grade book, but the only option is to either reopen the quiz (which would show the first question as incorrect) or schedule a new attempt (which would still show the accidental attempt).  It seems like there should be an option to remove an attempt in cases like this.

barbmurck
Community Member

Yes, PLEASE add this capability.

zulaica
Community Member

Adding my support for this feature. In our case, the imperative reason why we need this is that when a student fails a course and retakes it, their previous quiz attempts show up and we need to be able to delete the past attempts. 

christie_kittle
New Member

We have a lot of requests for this. Please make it so. 🙂 

Mr-Robertson
New Member

Being able to delete an attempt is a CRITICAL feature. Please add this.

Thanks!

Jason

mary_anderson
Community Member

It sounds like this has still not been implemented.  I really need to wipe a students quiz results.  I have a situation that they take a quiz after completing another activity, but if they don't do the activity they are not to take the quiz. It is kind of a survey quiz where they state that they followed the directions on the activity and did certain things. They did the survey but not the activity. I must delete this attempt. When are you going to add this to quizzes? It looks like it was asked for almost 7 years ago. Thank you.  

linwoodstarling
New Member

The feature to allow a teacher to delete a quiz attempt needs to be made available. Sometime extra attempts does not help if you have it set to average a set of attempts and a timer is set, then it grades it as a zero. This feature would make it easier for students and teachers. Back to paper and pencil tests and quizzes until someone can help. 

hesse151
New Member

I'm a TA and the instructor for the class changed the date of an exam, but didn't change the availability for that exam on Canvas. I realized this just as the original exam availability started, but one student was able to start the exam at the original time. I was able to kick them out within a minute and also change the availability for the other students to prevent others from starting, but now this student has this meaningless attempt that I can't get rid of. The exam questions were also going to get changed, so it doesn't make sense here to give them an extra attempt because their first attempt is unrelated to any future attempts.

mary_anderson
Community Member

I have to admit, I don't understand how after 6 years this hasn't been done.  I am thinking that Canvas no longer pays attention these forums or requests for features.  If something like is going to continue to be an issue, we may need to start asking our college to look at other options besides Canvas that are also open source.  Has Canvas gotten so big it no longer cares about its users?  Yes, that is my frustration showing.  Would sure love an answer from whoever is actually directing this endeavor.

ChadBergeron
New Member

The inability to remove attempts means faculty do not have the ability to correct flawed calculations for quiz scores. Any scenario where the score is based on the first, last, or average of attempts can fail to be accurate due to this issue. at a minimum, if an attempt cannot be deleted there needs to be a way to exclude it, so the record is retained but does not affect the outcome.