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New Quizzes Question Types - Completing a Table

New Quizzes Question Types - Completing a Table

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Often we need to reorganise our current questions where we ask students to complete a table. For example, a table may have 3 columns as below and students need to insert 2 advantages and 2 disadvantages (example below).

Tool Advantages Disadvantages
Hammer <student to complete> <student to complete>
Saw <student to complete> <student to complete>

 

Currently students have to copy and paste the table themselves into an essay response. This is cumbersome and some students don't do it. It would be wonderful to have a tool to build a table indicating where students need to type their response.

This may also be useful for having students complete forms - such as an example of a financial document (tax invoice) or a workplace incident form for assessment.

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GideonWilliams
Community Champion

Of course, this is possible with Classic Quizzes because there is a full RCE attached to the quiz feature.

Why on earth it was decided not to include this as a default on all quiz types I do not know.

There are so many opportunities missed out by not adding it...

 

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: Open for Conversation

@kerributtery 

Thanks for sharing this idea. As it moves forward for broader conversation, you might be interested in subscribing to these discussions:

Allow New Quizzes fill in the blanks to have multiple blanks on different lines

New Quizzes - RCE to match Canvas

kerributtery
Community Participant

Thanks @Stefanie! Will do.

dnoud
Community Participant

When transitioning our face-to-face class resources into our Canvas tasks, we currently need to revise the way we approach many exercises due to the lack of availability of this functionality. Thank you @kerributtery for raising this. I think this has a lot of value, especially for providers in the VET sector where filling in tables is used by a lot of training organisations. 

brookslo
Community Member

YES! I want to place the blanks in a table or anywhere I want. I can ask students to do 15 practice problems within 1 question if I can place the blanks anywhere, like in a table. Example below.  It is useful for immediate feedback when it grades each blank and can show students ones they've missed. I use these question types as teaching tools to scaffold.

fimbexample2.png

healthypetvet
Community Member

I desperately need a feature like this in the New Quizzes!

ChrisBartlett
Community Member

This would be extremely useful for complex questions that may have 2-3 sub points you need to discuss for every answer.

It also helps learners identify that they must answer every piece to a multi-part queston, and guides them through the process. This is especially useful if they need to reflect a list of answers and break them down further.

richard_mellor
Community Member

Yes, this please!

MimL_27
Community Member

totally agree with this statement.... "Currently students have to copy and paste the table themselves into an essay response. This is cumbersome and some students don't do it. It would be wonderful to have a tool to build a table indicating where students need to type their response."

Canvas needs to build this functionality as it is available in other LMS's

Estefania
Community Member

Thank you so much for this, @kerributtery ! I was just posting this as a new idea, and I am happy to see that others feel the same way.

Fill in blank questions are currently only fit for one continuous line of text. I use quizzes constantly for language learning and I sorely miss the option of using the Rich Content Editor for the Fill in blank questions, a feature which (like many others) was actually available in the Old quizzes. For instance, I want students to fill in gaps in a song, a dialogue, or a table, exactly like @brookslo is showing. 

I now have to write the text in the RCE and provide individual gaps below, one after the other. This severely affects the readability of the questions and does not work at all if the text is longer or there are more than three or four gaps. It should still be possible to create tables or at least (!) to be able to have returns to divide parragraphs, verses, etc. and insert some basic formatting like it was before.

I agree with @GideonWilliams. It would be fantastic to see the New Quizzes have at least the same features as the Old Quizzes, and not less.

GideonWilliams
Community Champion

You may interested in reading this post on New Quizzes - https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/The-Canvas-tl-dr/New-Quizzes-looking-forward-2021/bc-p/428354#M13... and then adding your comments!

woodk
Community Member

Adding on to this idea (which I fully support and would love to have), I would like to suggest:

Being able to set up one question with multiple answer types, not just multiple fill in the blanks/multiple answers.

Ex: A question asks the student for a numerical answer, plus an indication if it is an increase or decrease over x.   The answer would be something like "12.98" and "Increase"

Being able to have either a drop down or multiple choice with "increase" and "decrease" as options, plus a numerical answer would be great.  

Now, I typically set these up as multiple fill in the blanks, but what happens when a student types "increase" incorrectly? It's marked as incorrect.  Same as if they add a "$" to the number, which is not possible with numerical answers. While I can predict that they might type "Inc" or "Increase" or "It would increase", or "12.98" or "$12.98" and input those as possible answers, I shouldn't have to do that. 

Likewise, I could set this up as two separate questions, but then, what could have been a quiz with only 10 of these questions quickly turns into 20 questions (more work) and makes the students panic at how many questions there are.

Overall, I think more flexibility with being able to incorporate multiple answer TYPES in individual questions would be incredibly helpful.

 

pascalea
Community Member

In regular Canvas Quizzes, you can embed a data table and students can fill in the blanks. This is not available in New Canvas Quizzes and it would be extremely helpful to be able to embed a data table that students can fill in. 

GideonWilliams
Community Champion

Would suggest you read this post https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/New-Quizzes-Users/Priority-Gathering-for-the-New-Quizzes-Roadmap/... and then add your opinions to the New Quizzes Priority 2021 poll - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9K9RBBJ

 

colleen
Community Participant

@pascalea you have mentioned that you can embed a data table in the old quizzes. Is this a table that is completable for students? How do you do this as we have been looking for this for ages and haven't been able to find anything?

Estefania
Community Member

Hi @colleen 

I don't know if this is what you are looking for, but the way I was doing it with the Classic Quizzes is using the Fill multiple blanks question type. I created a table in the RCE and then placed the blanks I wanted students to complete within the cells. With the New Quizzes the best workaround I have been able to come up with is to create the table in the RCE, number the cells that students must complete, and then have the numbered gaps to fill underneath. I am attaching some screenshots below.

Classic Quizzes:

Old quizzes.PNG

 New Quizzes:

New quizzes.PNG

 

I much prefer the first option: more straightforward for students and better for bigger tables. 

I hope this helps!

Estefanía

 

kerributtery
Community Participant

@Estefania that is a pretty good work-around. I hope we get something better, but I really like how you've put this together to create an option in the meantime! Thanks for sharing.

kerributtery
Community Participant

@Stefanie is there any update on this sort of functionality on the roadmap?

colleen
Community Participant

Hey @Estefania

This is a great work around for single words and will definitely keep it in mind. What we need though is for students to complete sentences or paragraphs within the table. So we might start with this idea and see what we can do with it. 🙂

Thanks

 

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

@kerributtery All updates will be posted to the New Quizzes roadmap as they become available.