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New Quizzes: Immediate feedback in quizzes

New Quizzes: Immediate feedback in quizzes

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Many times, we write quizzes that get progressively more difficult. I would love a feature where students can get grades as they go on a quiz. In other words, they can submit their answer for question 1 and see correct answers and/or comments before they have to submit their answer for question 2.  By doing such, a student could determine if they are on a completely wrong trajectory before failing an entire quiz. This can maximize effectiveness of instructor comments, identify key basic misunderstandings before advancing, give immediate feedback for the student, and allow the quiz to be both a learning and assessment tool.

Currently, the only option to do this is to create multiple one question quizzes instead of a single multi question quiz. This is not only cumbersome, but can be awkward within Grades (especially if you have settings to drop high/low scores)

73 Comments
deldridge1
Community Member

Wonderful, thanks Stefanie – I’m on the job!

aorbinati
Community Member

Not much more I can say to add value to the conversation. Some great comments here. I simply and sincerely hope Canvas will add this as an option!

deldridge1
Community Member

Thanks for your help stefaniesanders.

For anyone after some extra tips, I've followed Stefanie's advice and made a short video on how to do it and posted it here.

Have a great 2019 everyone.

jwc0115
Community Member

Thanks Daniel! That's exactly what we needed. This looks quite reasonable as a series of steps and it solves the problem perfectly.  In our case, it's 8th-grade Chemistry and we want to offer them explanations for their mistakes as they proceed. Thanks for taking the time to document the process. Monty Python always helps too. Smiley Happy

john_crisford
Community Member

Just latching onto this content under a different user name (UNT email address is leaving soon).

sdavick
Community Contributor

We would love to have this option for our course! We use Canvas quizzes as formative assessment as well as summative assessment and would use it more often if our students had the ability to receive feedback on an answer they have given and then continue to dig in and work some more when they realize they haven't found the correct answer.

jdrygas
Community Member

I have been hoping for this feature as a math teacher for 6 years. Really annoying that it still isn't possible. I only use Canvas quizzes as practice assignments, so I would love kids to be able to find out immediately how they are doing. Currently what I do is give unlimited attempts and encourage kids to hit submit even after they just do the first question. It is a very primitive work around.

annette_nicholl
Community Member

I agree with John and all the other teachers that have been pleading for the immediate feedback as an option. I teach students with a wide range of abilities. The students who need extra support find it very frustrating and difficult to understand the work if they can not get immediate feedback as they work through the quizzes. These are formative quizzes aimed to deliver the work, not assessments. As I teach through "distance" education I do not have the option of standing in front of the class to explain the work.

Could someone please explain WHY Canvas has not adopted this option?? Is it not possible?

deldridge1
Community Member

Hi Annette, Hi John,

Does the method that we discussed above (5th December 2018 or 17th January 2019) help you?

Cheers, Daniel

jdrygas
Community Member

Yea not a bad work around. Ultimately not exactly what I'm looking for. Sometimes its not as simple as a concept that increases in difficulty. Often there are different concepts in the same practice quiz so I just want feedback on each question like web assign or many other sites out there for math. Also most 6th graders like the ones I teach won't stop and read through carefully before moving on. They just need quick practice. Now I also teach Calculus for an online cyber school, and what you are describing could work for them. So I appreciate the suggestion. And I think it's a great idea for Chemistry or Physics classes.

wendi_keith
Community Member

This is great for a straight forward quiz. I like to always include random review questions from the question bank and randomize the test questions so students can't look at their neighbors computer. For that reason, I hope they add "Quizzes.Next: Immediate feedback in quizzes" soon.

GideonWilliams
Community Champion

https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/4148-adaptive-learning-quiz-branching  might be a way to develop this idea so that  @deldridge1 ‌ idea can be built in to a wrong answer(s) without the flow of the quiz being interrupted.

Branching questions currently in Microsoft Forms although a little tricky to work with.

Branching questions also in H5P - Branching Scenario (beta) | H5P 

annette_nicholl
Community Member

?We have been asking for immediate feedback option for over 2 years now.

I guess we can just keep asking??

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gbaxley
Community Participant

It would be so nice to have this feature. It could potentially eliminate the need for each of my students to buy a $70 access code for online homework.

brigwald
Community Participant

After coming from Moodle, I greatly miss this feature.  My students who started on Moodle last year and now use Canvas are rather upset that they can't get that immediate feedback and don't have the opportunity to fix (and learn from ) their mistake immediately.  Having to reattempt the entire "quiz" (for me formative assignment) is time consuming and a pain.  Also, many don't make use of the opportunity to reattempt it as a result.

I think part of the reason there aren't more up-votes for this is that it is very hard to figure out how to word this.  It took me a long time to find this thread, because there are so many ways to word this ide. 

par_soderhjelm
Community Member

This would be highly useful. For most practice quizzes, it makes absolutely no sense to wait with the feedback. And having to split the quizzes into one-question parts is very awkward.

tclements1
Community Member

At the risk of just being a "ditto", I would really, really, really like this feature. As many have already stated, the workaround is great if you don't want to randomize questions or use formulas to calculate answers. With students texting each other answers and making Facebook groups to show screen shots of answers, being able to randomize AND offer immediate feedback is very important.

johnb
Community Participant

 @deldridge1  Thank You I have been using this solution this semester with great success. 

deldridge1
Community Member

Hi John,

Excellent - really glad to hear it worked for you.

Like everyone else below, I'd still love to see the native integration and coupling with random number questions, but until then, I'm glad this is helping!

deldridge1
Community Member

Yes, branching seems like a great way to tackle this. I've been playing with quite a few packages that offer this recently, including Storyline, H5P, Captivate, Twine, Google Forms... even just making hyperlinks in powerpoint slide packages to guide students based on their choices. Alas, each of these choices has its pros and cons, especially when then trying to integrate with Canvas.

Of course, Canvas has the Mastery Paths option, but if you're planning on doing any serious amount of branching, I think the Gradebook would get very cluttered very quickly!