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New Quizzes: Blueprint master to sync New Quizzes more than the initial sync.

New Quizzes: Blueprint master to sync New Quizzes more than the initial sync.

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I think it should be built in, that blueprint masters update Quizzes.Next even beyond the initial sync. I think this would be important when there are spelling or grammar error or if the wrong question or answer was used. If changes are made with the current way the courses sync with Quizzes.Next, any changes have to be done manually. This is very time consuming when have multi-child courses to work with. blue print quiz.next blueprint sync sync

38 Comments
terisaurus
New Member

Hi Rusty,

New Canvas user here, I cannot believe this is not built-in! We are running into this issue for courses which are long (cross two semesters), meaning the quizzes can't be iterated/added to for the second half of the course, even if it's not yet available to students.. 

drummond_r
New Member

Lucky for us, I broke the courses up into semesters, but that give us double the amount, which is around 80 of them at this point. Love to have canvas developers look into this, especially when they "turn off" the old quizzes. 

terisaurus
New Member

Noted.

I was trying to think through if I could "cleverly" un-publish later topics in the blueprint before syncing new courses. I thought this might make quizzes in the latter part of the course (which have already synced to old courses), not show up until I'm ready in the next iterations of the course.. not sure if this makes sense. Still trying to think of ideas for a workflow that doesn't involve managing blueprints that are essentially copies, or breaking up the course into pieces.

Thanks for posting this idea.

kidsonh
New Member

We are struggling with this now... We just discovered Quizzes.Next and we're in the process of helping our content area teams develop their interim assessments using this tool.  However, we (of course) synced our blueprint courses in August... so we just spent 45 minutes trying to figure out why our syncs weren't allowing access to our new quizzes.  Yikes!  It's a great tool for building - so much cleaner and friendlier than the older quiz-building tool, but we're gonna need this functionality ASAP for it to be worth using for our curriculum teams.

quinn
New Member

So many mistakes, so little time. We are so dependent upon Blueprints it's not funny, but the ability to correct and resync quizzes from the Blueprint is a must for us to consider moving to Quizzes.next.  Having one mistake to fix in a Blueprint, but having to manually fix the associated courses would be moving backwards for us, and we'd like to move to Quizzes.next. Can I have more votes to put here?

drummond_r
New Member

This does not seem to be getting the attention I had hoped for, but I am sure of this: When Canvas stops using the old quizzes and forces everyone into New Quizzes, It will become an attention getter. I think there are far less of us using or trying to use the new quizzes to get proper recognition. 

terisaurus
New Member

Agreed.

jwadec
Community Contributor

You are not wrong, Rusty. 

I feel that there is some thought from product folks that some type of parity has been reached but that is far from true. The fact that very few items regarding new quizzes have come out over the last six months is interesting. Also now that the release notes for February are out means with the current timeline, there are only 10 months to get things up to parity and release a true migration tool. Whew! Let's see what happens!

drummond_r
New Member

I am hoping they see this as an issue, especially when many classes are built on one blueprint course. 

cheeren
New Member

I agree that this is something that should have been thought of prior to release. We are going through a headache with trying to work around it. Hoping it gets resolved sooner rather than later!

Vickyp
New Member

new quiz features are able to be synced from blue print to master even after initial sync

 

 

robertlynch
New Member

Yes we are having the same issue. We love the blueprint feature because we have a lot of online courses that are identical other than instructor but having the quizzes not update is a major issue. Sometimes we have 5-10 courses associated with a blueprint and if there is a mistake in a quiz we have to go into each course individually to update. Hopefully this can be fixed asap!

kfin65
New Member

It would be great if New Quizzes synced through blueprint. After talking to support, they only sync during the initial sync and will not change their content in another sync after that. It would be great if they work like other Canvas resources and could be synced each time a change is made.

hlovett
Community Participant

The lack of this feature has caused issues for our instruction and has us rethinking the use of Blueprint courses, especially when classic quizzes depreciates. Currently, it doesn't sound like Instructure has plans to add this feature before then, which is disappointing.

Fardelsbear
New Member

I support this proposal. Please make fixing this a priority. Thank you.

mtembreull
New Member

The folks on our campus who are using blueprints are using them because it's quick and easy to make updates and to correct errors (let's face it nobody is perfect). Syncing is the life blood behind the concept of blueprints. This error really needs to be corrected; it could be a major factor in why faculty are not moving toward and embracing the new quiz model - it simply isn't working with their blueprints. 

arovner
Community Contributor

Our campus has still not converted to NewQuizzes yet because of the ongoing issues. We use Blueprint extensively to meet FERPA requirements. This yet another reason to postpone our switch to New Quizzes. Please come up with a fix.  Thank you!

 

DPadden
Community Member

Having Blueprint courses is vital to teaching my courses so that they are consistent throughout the quarter and into future quarters. The synchronization of Quizzes.Next from Blueprint to child-course as needed throughout the quarter should be standard!

nicole_fleetwoo
Community Participant

I agree with @arovner .  Our campus has postponed switching to NewQuizzes due to the number of issues with them.  This is just another reason to not make the switch.  Why do we have to request this be addressed, why not treat it as a bug and fix it? 

dhawley
New Member

I support addressing this issue as soon as possible.