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New Quizzes - Hide Access Code

New Quizzes - Hide Access Code

This idea is completed and has been deployed to Canvas

For more information, please read through the Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-01-15).

This idea has already been entered and just went into cold storage recently but I thought I'd revive it as this feature prevents us from moving to Quizzes.Next with any course that has proctored exams.

  • In Quizzes (classic), a proctor can enter a password/access code for a student and the student cannot see it.
  • In Quizzes.Next, this functionality has changed so the Access Code is viewable, there is no encryption or hiding of the text.  This results in some institutions not being able to us Quizzes.Next to proctor exams as there is not a way to ensure academic integrity.  We utilize proctors in in our online across all states and many countries with multiple proctors and students taking exams at multiple times/on multiple days.  So an access code is not effective if a student can view it and then share it with others.

Here's probably a better explanation of why it may be important from the last feature request - https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/12573?sr=search&searchId=60fd93ac-5c28-422d-a97f-264494535fd1&... 

I didn't see it in the priority list that I remember or in any mention of future developments.

Melanie

11 Comments
James
Navigator

Does anyone have a compelling reason why this should not be type="password" instead of type="text" ?

I like to know both sides of the issue, but I'm having a hard time of thinking why it should be displayed.

kroeninm
Explorer

I really appreciate other use cases as well, it helps make clear the impacts of a change. 

The only thing I could think of is I can see where it might be valuable in the classroom setting (i.e. K-12) where you were going to give a quiz and were having everyone in the same room at one time.  Then you just provide the password and they could more easily type it in themselves and the clear text would prevent typos.


Melanie

timothy_maw
Adventurer

Here is another reason why we have yet to move to quizzes.next, too many things that do not function as we need. It is hard to believe this is one they changed from legacy quizzes.

kmeeusen
Community Coach
Community Coach

Agreed!

jbeyer1
Learner II

When we use ProctorU for proctoring of online students, they see the password.  Since students take the online exams asynchronously, students could just share the password and take the exam without a proctor.  Here is hoping this idea goes viral! 

jwadec
Adventurer III

We use Examity. Until this field is treated like a password, we will have security concerns. 

dtod
Adventurer

Our scenario is a testing center where the password is provided to the proctor who types it in and needs the student to not see it.

This is a deal-breaker for us.

James
Navigator

The Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-01-15) indicates that student access codes will be masked by default.

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team
Comments from Instructure

For more information, please read through Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-01-15) .

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team
Comments from Instructure

This idea has been completed and has been deployed to Canvas. For more information, please read through the Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-01-15) 

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team
Comments from Instructure

 @kroeninm  Thank You for sharing this idea, as well as  @James  Thank You  @timothy_maw  Thank You  @kmeeusen  Thank You  @jbeyer1  Thank You jwadec Thank You  @dtod  Thank You for your contributions. Your investment in this idea helped refine a feature that is now part of Canvas!