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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"

85 Comments
kona
Community Coach
Community Coach

 @wallb , I think this feature idea might be similar to what you are looking for - . If so then you might want to comment on it and follow it for any future updates.

biray
Community Champion

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Thank you for your submission,  @wallb . We wanted to call your attention to   which was submitted in a different voting period, but archived due to lack of votes or inadequate response. You may want to reference this idea for any insight.

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straussi
Community Champion

This looks valuable to both residential and synchronous courses as a time saver and streamliner.

ccronin
Community Member

This is a great idea and I have no idea why it did not reach 100 votes the previous try.  I currently use Learning Catalytics in MyLab and Mastering to do team quizzes and they are amazing.  That program gives you the option to do a split individual and team portion on the same quiz.  I have them do the individual part at home and then the team part the next day in class on the same questions.  The discussions between students explaining their answers and coming to consensus is like crack for teachers.  I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it if Canvas could do something like this so my students didn't have to go through outside platforms.

jordan
Community Champion

This idea has moved to the next stage and will be open for voting among the Canvas Community, from Wed. February 3, 2016 - Wed. May 4, 2016.

Check out this doc for additional details about how the voting process works! Smiley Wink

sara_samples
Community Participant

Frantically upvotes.  I've been upvoting this idea every time I see it -- no idea why it's not getting the love it deserves.  Does anyone know how to promote features?

mmclennan
Community Member

I know -- I've just started another term with two quizzes that I dearly

hoped we'd be able to present as group quizzes. The workarounds are so

messy without that.

On Saturday, 27 February 2016, sara.samples@oshkosh.k12.wi.us <

kmeeusen
Community Coach
Community Coach

Sara:

To promote a feature you have to put on your used-car-saleman-hat. Promote it to fellow faculty members at your school, and send them the link so they can vote. If your school is part of a system, use one of the channels of communication in that system to do the same. And if you are part of any professional association, do it there.

Our college is part of a state system, and our eLearning Admins use a list-serve to share with each other. When we want to vote up a feature, we send it out to the list-server group, then if they see merit, they promote it at their individual schools.

Within the Canvas Community, find a group or groups that might be sympathetic to your request, and promote it there. I would suggest K-12​, Higher Education​, Modern Quizzing Engine​, and more.

I hope this helps.

Agent K

henry_ngo
Community Member

Hi Michael,

Can you share with us some of the workarounds you have?  I'm thinking sections, but wanted to see if you have some other tricks up your sleeves.

Thanks!

Henry

egreen1
Community Member

Yes, please. Group quizzes would be so useful.

mmclennan
Community Member

Sorry for the late reply Henry -- your suggestion re: sections is already more likely to succeed than what I do, which is to manually assign from marks to the other students in each group on completion of the exercise.

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

182468_pastedImage_6.pngWe appreciate you, and the submission of your idea. Your dialogue helps our product teams prioritize feature development. Unfortunately, this idea has been archived because it did not meet the 100-vote threshold within the 3-month voting period. Learn more at: How does the voting process work for feature ideas?

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egreen1
Community Member

I'm sad this didn't get enough upvotes this cycle. Group quizzes seems to be a common-sense idea that repeatedly comes up for voting.  I hope it will be considered for development as part of the revamp of the quiz engine.

jkeohane
Community Participant

I spent today looking for the group quiz, as I want my students to answer questions during lab.

The same idea, a series of question that I can grade, but they type up on the computer while in lab.

What I really wanted was to have the students hand in an assignment that way.

So, another possibility is to put a quiz interface through the assignment page.

There is already a drop-down menu asking how they get handed in. 

Perhaps adding "as a quiz" to this?

That would be nice because rarely do people call group assignments "quizzes"  but we often call them things like "labs."

ecastro
Community Participant

How did this not garner more votes!? Weird…

cohenf
Community Participant

Consider this a huge thumbs-up vote

sara_samples
Community Participant

There are SO MANY of these group quiz requests with less than 100 votes each.  It's really clear people want this feature.  Group assignments are already a feature.  Why quizzes are treated so differently from assignments is a complete mystery to me. 

cohenf
Community Participant

In fairness, I can see why they are treated differently. Harmonizing group responses to quiz items is more challenging than group work on other assignments. Still, I hope it is and can be done.

mmclennan
Community Member

I have the same feeling.

More importantly, from a coding perspective, the adjustment would seem to

be trivial.

In my latest cycle, I've had to have students download a word doc quiz

template, answer questions and re-upload, and then I manually mark their

submission just to satisfy the admin requirement of it being a group quiz.

On Saturday, 17 September 2016, cohenf@franklinpierce.edu <

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

This idea is one of the lucky ones that was selected to get a little more time for voting as part of our evolution of the feature idea process. It was selected because of it's vote count and/or comment thread.

*Selection criteria: Most (not all) ideas that received 70+ votes in their initial voting round.

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