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New Quizzes: Option to eliminate choices during a multiple matching quiz

New Quizzes: Option to eliminate choices during a multiple matching quiz

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When students take a multiple matching quiz, it is very confusing for them to continue to see answer options in the drop down list after they have selected them as an answer. See in the pic below how "rising, beginning, origin" was selected as the first vocab answer, but is still available in the drop down list of choices for all of the following questions. It would be best if instructors had the option to choose if answers should be used only once to eliminate them for the list OR, allow for the answers to be used again. Please consider this feature request to eliminate confusion for students. Thanks!

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21 Comments
scottdennis
Community Team
Community Team

prmjohnson

Thank you for coming and submitting this idea.  The idea has been put to vote several times (see below) but never reached the threshold needed to advance it to the next stage.  Maybe it will gain more traction when this submission opens for vote on March 2nd.  This seems to be needed especially by younger students who may have trouble remembering which choices they have already used.  I don't see it listed in Modern Quizzing Engine, so if you would like to see this idea included in that project, please add your use cases in the comments on that document.

Thanks,

Scott

prmjohnson
Community Participant

Thanks so much, Scott! I added the info in the comment section. Thanks

again!

Regards,

Maria Johnson

*Upper School Instructional Technology Director/Innovation & Technology

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McDonogh School

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On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 9:51 AM, Scott Dennis <instructure@jiveon.com>

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

This idea has moved to the next stage and will be open for voting among the Canvas Community, from Wed. March 2, 2016 - Wed. June 1, 2016.

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

asatkins
Community Participant

Great idea, especially to give the option. I can see where you would sometimes want the answer to keep showing up (if you had to select between one of three options for 15 questions), but having the ability to make it disappear if you wanted would be valuable too.

jsparks
Instructure
Instructure

This is a bit of a complex one to build, but we will consider this for inclusion in the Canvas Studio: Modern Quizzing Engine​. While we may not be able to include it in our initial scope, we will keep it as a part of our backlog to ensure we address it as soon as possible.

Kind regards,

Jason

prmjohnson
Community Participant

Thanks so much for your response, Jason! This idea has come up several

other times, but never got the minimum amount of votes, so I know this is

something that would be appreciated by many users. Thanks again!

Regards,

Maria Johnson

*Upper School Instructional Technology Director/Innovation & Technology

Team Leader*

McDonogh School

mjohnson@mcdonogh.org

443-544-7421

Skype: prmjohnson

Twitter: @prmjohnson

Email the Tech Consultants <us-tech-consultants@mcdonogh.org>

Tech Blog <https://sites.google.com/a/mcdonogh.org/tech-blog/home>

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team
  Idea is currently in Product Radar Learn more about this stage...

stanley_abell
Community Member

In my World History classes I have large populations of kids with IEPs, ESL students, etc., for whom the drop-down menu continuing to include terms they've already used is very confusing. It would be very helpful to have them eliminated, or at least greyed out. 

jthoms
Community Participant

Just to add a voice to the choir, this feature would also be useful in higher education. Exams are already stressful, and these sorts of comparison questions are a good way to check student understanding. By having them "track" what they have already answered, we add to an already full cognitive load.

dayshat_meekins
Community Member

This is a great feature idea. I do believe that the option to eliminate answer choice would be great. Marking out answer choices while test taking is a testing technique that is constantly taught to students; therefore, it would be great for them to have this option with their technology implementation. 

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

The Radar idea stage has been removed from the Feature Idea Process.  You can read more about why in the blog post Adaptation: Feature Idea Process Changes.

 

This change will only impact the stage sort of this idea and will not change how it is voted on or how it is considered during prioritization activities.  This change will streamline the list of ideas 'open for voting', making it easier for you to see the true top voted ideas in one sort, here.

jmurdock
Community Participant

Students need to see that they have already used a word from the word bank of a matching quiz. Could you add something like a check mark to show that a word has already been used?

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: Open for Conversation
 
WTOdom
Community Member

Agree. This would help all students but especially kids who use classroom modifications. 

WTOdom
Community Member

I know that multiple choice questions can have a word bank, but it would be beneficial to be able to have a word bank for several questions so that when they use a word it disappears from the bank. That way they don't use the same word more than once. 

JDL
Community Member

Going through matching questions can often get tedious, with students having to scroll through all the answers every time they want to input an answer. Teachers should be given an option to have the quiz get rid of answers as they are used. This would make taking quizzes a better experience and make them feel less taxing and repetitive,

jwhalen
Community Member

Has any traction been made on this issue? Three years later and I am trying to write an exam with matching answers where students can use process of elimination. It is awful to spend 36 hours creating an exam and copy + pasting every question + answer into Canvas only to find out, at the very end of your exam that... your last 16 questions can't be formatted in the way that you need to ask it.

Please, fix this.

jwhalen
Community Member

How can we vote on this or get Canvas to somehow "consider" making this change?
I VOTE FOR THIS CHANGE.

I teach 5 classes and have 200 students. I do not have time to "follow" this process.

CANVAS: Please, please, please please please. Make this change.
I teach. You handle the software.

cwalls24
Community Member

For matching sections on quizzes it would be helpful if the text would strikeout an answer after it was selected. That way you can still read it if you want to change an answer but you know which ones you used. This could be an optional deauthorize so it can be turned off if a question uses one option more than once.

kkfroelich
Community Member

I agree that this would be a fantastic upgrade. As it is designed now, I don't use it. I have to do a traditional paper/pencil quiz so they can eliminate answers--obviously, this doesn't work well for my virtual learners. Thanks so much for working to make this an option!