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Group Quizzes

Group Quizzes

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I propose the ability to make a quiz a group quiz, like you can for assignments. As a course gets larger instructors would like the ability to automate the activities to include more students and not have to rely on TAs to get things done - we also think this would save in-class time. We realized that not all students are bringing devices to class and it would help if a group quiz would allow one student to submit a quiz he/she has submitted for a group.

 

To sum up:

- group quiz

- all students would receive credit as it is a group activity

- just like a group "assignment"

86 Comments
brenda_sirovich
Community Member

Why wouldn't this be an option – assignments and quizzes have such different functionality, and the former has been available for groups for quite some time.  I am surprised the group option for quizzes isn't a reality – and that the idea has been out there for discussion for so long yet appears not to have been implemented.  Implementation should be so straightforward. 

jholte
Community Participant

I don't understand this archival process.  If someone submits an idea that has already been archived, and it is getting votes, it seems like the votes on the similar archived idea should count toward the new request.  We are all discovering what this softward can and cannot do at different times. 

jholte
Community Participant

Why do you send emails around with links to items that are closed to voting?  This just serves remind me how disappointed I am that Canvas won't implement group quizzes.

brenda_sirovich
Community Member

I'm afraid I'm not sure who (or how many) are on the To line (it's all very cryptic), so I'll try to be brief.

I'm a Canvas user (in VT/NH) who did a Google search the other day to figure out how to implement a Group Quiz ... I was led to several comment streams requesting the function (and so surmised it was not available), and added my two cents in support.

I realize now I had no idea who'd get a message (if anyone) — and I join in your apparent frustration:

— about the absence of a Group Quiz option

— about the mechanism Canvas uses to determine whether functionality should be added (a vote, really? of random folks who happen upon the idea on the Internet? that's product development?)

— and about the strange and cryptic design of online idea forums

(Sorry, not that brief.)

best,

Brenda Sirovich

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

. . . sent from my iFix​

Stef_retired
Community Team
Community Team

 @jholte , this idea is not currently archived. It is still open for voting (the date header that displays was preserved to indicate the period in which it was initially considered), and if you are logged into the Community, you will be able to vote on it.

rohrbgn
Community Participant

Thank you for pointing this out. I have now managed to vote in favor of my own (among others') idea, which I didn't think I would be able to do. I sure wish this whole suggestion-cum-voting process were less opaque.

jholte
Community Participant

If it is still open for voting perhaps the sentence  Idea open for vote Wed. February 3, 2016 - Wed. May 4, 2016 right next to the "learn more about voting" link should be changed.  At any rate, at least I now know that my colleagues can still vote.  Thank you.

gulseren_mutlu
Community Member

I really need this option to design experiments within the classroom.

Stef_retired
Community Team
Community Team

 @jholte ‌, preserving the date headers was part of our Canvas Studio relaunch; after putting ideation on hold while the redesign took place, we reopened ideas that had achieved 70 votes or more in an earlier voting period ("Reopened Ideas for Voting") as well as some ideas that aligned with existing product priorities; the date headers reflect the initial period of consideration. Anyone who is logged into the Community who navigates to ideas such as this will see voting buttons available.

leslie_dow
Community Member

That was exactly what I was thinking. I'd been thinking about how to set up lab reports on Canvas but often they are both group and individual work. This would make that simpler and help grading. It would also make easier to identify copying between group members of the work that is supposed to be done by the individual.

ghoffman
Community Participant

We have a real need for this sort of thing now, since we're using Canvas for some of our advising and cohort groups. Our instructors have a need to be able to administer pre-program and post-program tests for groups of students within a single course. I would love to see this re-visited!

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George Hoffman

Shenandoah University

gulseren_mutlu
Community Member

I am conducting experiments in Canvas on a weekly basis and I need to separate the students into different groups for experiments (designed thi quizzes). Group quizzes are extremely helpful and necessary. 

Gulseren Mutlu

Lecturer

UT, Austin

gulseren_mutlu
Community Member

Where is the vote button again? 

Stef_retired
Community Team
Community Team

 @gulseren_mutlu ‌, the vote buttons are at the very top of this idea. Here's an example of how the Vote up button might look to a logged-in user who has not yet voted on a particular idea. According to the list of voters, you have already voted.

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rswengel
Community Contributor

This feature is a serious need for those of us who must provided differentiated experiences for students.

Rick Swengel

English teacher and Technology Coordinator

Perry Meridian High School, Indianapolis

vivat_bangurash
Community Participant

Still wondering why this is still in voting.  It's been in voting for 3 years.  Could we please get some feedback?

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stpet002
Community Member

We use team-based learning in several courses at U of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy. We need the functionality of a group quiz for our team readiness assessment tests (tRAT). We also would like to incorporate the suggestions from "Submit multi-question assignment question by question" so that our student groups can get immediate feedback on whether they got the question right. If they got the question wrong, then we would like to give them the opportunity to discuss and then retry (select another answer). We would like the functionality for the instructor to incorporate a percentage of points deduction for each attempt (e.g. 1 point if group answers correctly first time, 0.5 pt if they answer correctly on 2nd attempt). 

rswengel
Community Contributor

This is an excellent idea. It has applications across the board especially for formative assessment and as a basic learning tool.

km3141
Community Member

I do team based learning as well and it is quite cumbersome to track 40 teams for the tRATs in our 200 student class, so I'd love to be able have this addressed!

Kathleen Mullen DNP MA RN CNE

Assistant Professor of Nursing at CUMC

Columbia University School of Nursing, Masters Direct Entry Program

560 West 168 Street, #504

New York, New York, 10032

212.342.3652

kafunk
Community Member

This would be extremely helpful for TBL.