Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

New Quizzes: Dashboard To Do

New Quizzes: Dashboard To Do

This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

As with the original quizzes on canvas, when a student submits a New Quizzes (Quizzes.Next) assessment and there are items that need to be reviewed it should show up on our teacher dashboard in our To Do list so we know to submissions have been made so we can more easily access them in speedgrader to grade.

New Member

I couldn't agree with the previous comments more!  With the new quiz format which automatically grades and posts a score based on objective portions of quizzes/exams, I really have no way of knowing which quizzes/exams I have graded...especially since I don't receive notifications.

My proposal is that all automatically graded items show in red, and the ones which I have completed the short answer grading on be posted in green.  That way, when viewing the canvas gradebook, I can tell at a glance which I've graded and which have yet to be graded.

Not only would this help with student PR, it would eliminate frustration on my end of things.

Thanks for your time and consideration!

New Member

This has FINALLY become an issue on the radar:

Look at the image for the roadmap.

Community Participant

Thanks for posting that.. Glad to see its on their radar if way down their priority list. 🙂

New Member

This would be helpful!

New Member

@douglas_rolley thank you for posting that!! I hope it moves up the priority list quickly. Lacking this feature makes new quizzes almost usable for me.

New Member

This is a MUST.

New Member

I'm not a Canvas Community regular, however it is telling that this was the first and highest post when I searched "new quizzes" in this idea area.  

Kudo's to whoever first mentioned this.  It is maddening to be used to having a to-do list with test/quizzes needing to be scored, and having it disappear with "new quizzes".  Why take a step in the wrong direction with an update?  I understand that "new quizzes" is actually an external tool, but this is painful to explain to teachers when advocating that they make the transition from "classic" to "new" quizzes.

New Member

This would be incredibly helpful

New Member

This would be incredibly helpful.

Community Member

Agreed!  If SpeedGrader was easier to get into from the main page, this wouldn't be an issue, but it's not!  The only way to get to SpeedGrader for a New Quiz is to open it from the Grades page.  No other way works!  This is horrible--absolutely atrocious--programming.  The SpeedGrader is hidden away in such an obscure place that none of my teachers (or me) knew how to find it for a New Quiz.  We found it by accident one time and now three of us know how to do it and it's WAY TOO MANY steps for everyone else (and sometimes us) to remember!  This is terrible!  Notification of completion of New Quizzes MUST be a feature and needs to be implemented ASAP!


Edit: spelling

New Member

Please add this feature to New Quizzes. The new quizzes automatically show up as graded even when there are ungraded essay questions, and so they won't show up on the instructor's "to-do" grade list after students take them. So, the instructor then has to go check the quiz and open the speed-grader to "update" the grades by grading any ungraded questions, even though Canvas thinks it is fully graded.

New Member

This would be INCREDIBLY helpful!

New Member

I used the new quizzes for the first time this week, and didn't realize there was a problem until I noticed that it was not showing up on my grading "to-do" list. Luckily I realized the problem and was able to go into the gradebook, to speedgrader, and then graded the essay questions that were part of the quiz. If I hadn't noticed that, Canvas would have given all of my students 60% or lower!

This problem needs to be fixed ASAP! I don't know why this hasn't been addressed yet!!!!!!

New Member

When using Canvas Classic Quizzes, when a student submits a quiz, it shows up on the To-Do list and a symbol shows up in the grade book alerting the teacher that they have a new quiz to grade and allowing them to click and go straight to that specific quiz to grade it. The New Quizzes does not allow that, so when a student submits a quiz, the multiple choice is graded automatically, then that grade shows up automatically in the grade book, but the essay portion still needs to be graded. However, there is no alert, notification, or option on the To-Do List to notify the teacher that they have a quiz that needs their attention. Instead the teacher has to click through every individual quiz in the Speed Grader to see if it needs to be graded or not. Can we add the feature from the Canvas Classic Quizzes that alerts the teacher on the To-Do List and in the Grade Book? 

New Member

Ungraded submitted assignments have the gradebook icon to inform the teacher that I an items needs to be graded.  This is wonderful for a quick survey of who has submitted an and assignment.  More importantly it is wonderful for knowing when a student resubmits an assignment.

This is not the case for quizzes.  Quizzes are automatically scored and entered into the gradebook.  That means there is not a quick reference or reminder that a quiz needs to be graded, nor is there a reminder to grade a quiz that has been retaken.

Any chance of adding the "needs to graded" icon could to the quiz grade columns until the teacher has graded the quiz?

Thanks for taking to time to consider our input.

Reni Morriss
Trinity High School
Euless, TX

New Member

This is super helpful in regular OLD quizzes, and important to ensure student scores reflect accurate results

Community Member

Please push out this feature as soon as possible. This is the kind of functionality that is a must-have!

New Member

This is a real problem for any quiz that has a short answer, essay, or dropbox question.  The computer-generated scores are automatically applied to the grade book with no notifications to remind us that a portion of the test needs to be graded.

That means if a quiz is ONLY an essay question, a zero will be applied to the grade book.
Additionally, if you have a student who took the test late or at a different time, it may automatically apply late points that they aren't supposed to have.  However, the teacher will not be reminded to take the late points off.
If students take a test more than once, the teacher will not be reminded to grade the short answer on the new version.
This is a burden on the teacher (and a stressor on the students) that could be easily fixed since the feature was a default for Classic Quizzes.  Yet, as I understand it, our Classic Quizzes will be migrated to New Quizzes automatically by summer 2022.  Customer support told me they did not plan to offer this feature unless it gathered enough attention and votes in the forums.  They did not explain why the feature would not be available anymore.

(This link is basically the same problem and has gotten more votes so far.  I recommend you vote for both of these topics.
New Member

This is desperately needed.

Community Participant

As the instructional support for teachers in our district, it is unbelievable that tracking new student submissions in New Quizzes is not an option. In an age where teachers are getting more and more on their plates, this should be a no brainer. FIX THIS for the love of all teachers.