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New Quizzes: Duplicate Question

New Quizzes: Duplicate Question

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It would be helpful to be able to duplicate a question in the quiz generator. Let's say I'm quizzing students on the use of figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, and synecdoche). I could make my first question with multiple choice answers: a. simile, b. metaphor, c. personification, and d. synecdoche. If I could duplicate the questions, I would not have to retype the four answer selections.
 
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kona
Community Coach
Community Coach

 @ddrayer ​, is this idea similar to what you were wanting - ? If so, then my recommendation is to comment on why it's an important feature to have and make sure to follow it so you can be alerted to any updates.

ddrayer
Community Member

Yes, it is. Thanks for the recommendation.

scottdennis
Community Team
Community Team

There is another semi-related idea currently open for vote:

jstowe
Community Member

Thank you for this post. The missing duplicate feature is the #1 request from teachers as we just switched to Canvas. I will often ask multiple questions about the same data or diagram and having to create the question from scratch every time is slowing down the process considerably.

bogardde
Community Participant

This would be very helpful as a time saver as teachers need to create multiple formative - and then summative - assessment questions based on particular outcomes.

bogardde
Community Participant

BTW, it's October 7th...why isn't this open for voting?

scottdennis
Community Team
Community Team

Hi Deborah,

We are working on opening up the new ideas and closing down old ones that didn't make the 100 vote threshold.  Its a manual process so please be patient as we work through these tasks this morning.

bogardde
Community Participant

OK, thanks. Thought it was something automated that didn't automate 😉

scottdennis
Community Team
Community Team

Thank you for providing a heads up to something that could possibly have been broken.  In this case, its just a whole lot of clicking and elbow grease that needs to be applied.

biray
Community Champion

This idea has moved to the next stage and will be open for voting among the Canvas Community from Wed. October 7, 2015 - Wed. January 6, 2015.

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

parde
Community Participant

Thank you for suggesting this again. I didn't see the similar one whose voting ended on August 5th.

garciah
Community Champion

If the ability to import quiz questions from Word is implemented, (), you could also copy and paste those answer options in the Word document prior to upload all of the questions, although I do agree that the ability to duplicate items in Canvas would greatly improve efficiency for instructors and designers.

scottdennis
Community Team
Community Team

Like the old text file import option in ANGEL quizzes

garciah
Community Champion

The import option is so valuable to designers working with SMEs who aren't going to teach the course because, in some cases, the SME might not even have a login for the LMS.This was a scenario I frequently faced in my previous job, where I worked on different platforms and frequently received content from SMEs. If the quiz banks delivered from the SME could be imported, it saved me a lot of time. Unfortunately, when I was building courses on Canvas, I would have to manually add those questions one-by-one.

tejeev_patel
Community Member

In case this request doesn't make, the work around I'm using is that Ill copy all the questions I might want to duplicate (maybe the whole test as I'm working on it) to a "Duplicator" question bank and then from the other bank move duplicate copies of what I need (as many as I need) back to the original before going back to modify/update them.

shouser
Community Participant

Cloning questions - my Christmas wish!

mpromislo
Community Member

I can hardly believe this feature is NOT currently available! Yes, we need this.

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

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cstrykowski
Community Member

Crazy that this is not already a feature.  Please make this happen!

bsr
Community Participant

These limited voting windows are so frustrating! I don't have time to keep coming back every 8 weeks to check on all my "knocklist" items and vote on them all again and again. (I'm too busy re-building questions, quizzes, and rubrics from scratch, because there's no way to duplicate anything!) I do check back a few times each semester as I hit activities that are particularly frustrating, just hoping that maybe I've missed some great news in a release note, but please know that inability to chase these features and catch the voting windows does not indicate that they have become any less critical!