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New Quizzes - RCE to match Canvas

New Quizzes - RCE to match Canvas

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Idea is currently in development

Please feel free to turn this feature idea off if it's been addressed (or on it's way?) but I am not initially seeing it. With the new Rich Content Editor rolling into Canvas (June 2020), can I request that we have one RCE across Canvas (inclusive of the Equation Editor)? 

 

I'd like to request New Quizzes use the same RCE as within a Canvas course. (or at a minimum can the icons and locations of options be the same?)

 

Training and supporting a single content creation tool for rich text allows for a more seamless adoption of New Quizzes and ongoing consistency.  Faculty and students will see the New Quizzes as part of Canvas a bit more easily.  (and no need to reinvent the wheel Smiley Happy).  

 

New RCE (Wiris-like Equation Editor)

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New Quizzes RCE (MathQuill Equation Editor)

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Melanie

Idea is currently in development
58 Comments
meaganlopez
New Member

The New Quizzes RCE does not include the option to record audio directly into the question and answer choices, only upload already recorded audio from third parties like Audacity.

For ease and user experience the RCE should include the same audio recording tools as Classic Quizzes.

torimhicks
New Member

Completely agree! This was such a great feature in Classic Quizzes and I know it would make teachers feel less stressed to have the option in this new format.

nixbuckner
New Member

Oral testing is one of the most commonly used modifications for Quizzes.  Recording each question individually and then uploading a file is, to put it politely, unwieldy.  

padoughe
Community Member

The RCE includes an accessibility checker that is NOT included in the New Quizzes editor. This is crucial for ensuring that faculty can create fully accessible content and students have equitable access to information.

brsmith1
New Member

Add the RCE in the Instruction area to easily upload a document

DUANEHANSEN
New Member

In the classic quiz format there were a lot more options for uploads. For example, in one module page I could upload my notes or readings and then have students take a quiz on the material. I have been doing this routinely for two years. With the new format, I can upload media files and links but not files. To use the new format, I need to upload my notes/ reading materials, then create a separate quiz. Consequently, I keep using the classic format instead of using the new format. 

SuSorensen
Instructure
Instructure
Comments from Instructure

Hello and sorry for the late response. 

I'm the PM for Quizzes and have been working through priorities for 2021. There is a post that outlines priority and focus. Here:https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/The-Canvas-tl-dr/Quizzes-Planned-Priorities-and-Roadmap-2021/bc-p...

* Spoiler alert, Integrating the New RCE is high on the list! You can expect this in the not too distant future. 

Stef_retired
Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: In Development
 
KTCarnahan
New Member

I am not familiar with RCE, however, I am frustrated with the inability to edit the HTML within the new quizzes instruction section. I have been using it in the classic quizzes to change size of imported images - ie - width="100%". I see no way to format photos in the new quizzes, only add them. 

The lack of html editor also hurts my ability to add in the html for the correct dashes within text. This is important since I teach typography. If html is going away then there needs to be the ability to ad em or en dashes in text as appropriate.

Stef_retired
Community Team
Community Team

@KTCarnahan  This feature will accommodate the ability to switch to HTML, as when it's implemented the Rich Content Editor (RCE) will be the same RCE that is used throughout Canvas.

By the way, maybe this will save you some time. The keyboard shortcuts for em- and en-dashes (on my Mac) are:

Ctrl-Shift-Minus creates an em dash —

Option-Minus creates an en-dash – 

JMonahan2
New Member

I am a chemist so I need to be able to write chemical reactions and use reaction forward/reverse/double arrows in my quiz questions.

--> When I am editing content in an announcement or in a content module the Math Editor / Rich Content Editor allows me to "insert \ equation" and I am given seven tabs (basic, greek, operators, relationships, arrows, delimiters, misc) allowing me to type what I need.

--> However, when I am in create quiz question, I only get the "Mathquill Toolbar" which has six tabs (basic, greek, operators, relationships, delimiters, misc). Arrows is missing.

It is nearly impossible to write a chemistry quiz without at least a crude arrow symbol.  Please make the Rich Content Editor (RCE) in New Quizzes match the RCE used everywhere else in Canvas.  {yes I know that I can type code for "\rightleftarrows" but I am hoping this is a symbol that could be added to the "misc" tab pretty easily.  I have enough other things to worry about with exam question content much less coding symbols.}

JMonahan2
New Member

Stephanie, I appreciate the comment but can you translate "The idea is currently in development" into a crude timeline? 

My class starts in July 2021.  If there is zero chance the R.C.E. will be fixed by this summer I need to begin hunting for another platform to host my exams.

Thanks for any further input you can provide.

Stef_retired
Community Team
Community Team

@JMonahan2 I don't have an exact timeline to share on this; it's the second item listed in the product manager's blog post about New Quizzes priorities, but I can't say with certainty whether this feature will be in place for the July 2021 start of your class. When we have a firm date, we'll include it on the Roadmap, so please follow that space for updates.

SraFantasma
New Member

@Stef_retired or @SuSorensen any chance there is an updated timeline on the RCE? I know it's on the priority list, but I checked the roadmap and it isn't showing there yet. We're creating content for a LARGE district to use in August, and trying to figure out development, PD, and quick-start guides to support faculty.

Thanks!

TamasBalogh
Instructure
Instructure

Hi @SraFantasma@JMonahan2,

I'm Tamas Balogh, a new PM for Quizzes alongside @SuSorensen

I can confirm we are currently working on integrating the new RCE to New Quizzes, but we won't be ready with it in the summer unfortunately. I'll post an update when we have a more details on the timeline. 

kylecage0
New Member

I thought for sure I was overlooking something but no, there is not a basic HTML editor in New Quizzes. I am unable to do basic things like change formatting of quiz instructions or quiz questions. I do not understand why this is even a "feature idea" because it's a very basic thing that is needed. 

TamasBalogh
Instructure
Instructure

Hi @kylecage0,

We are working on integrating the new RCE which will include the HTML editor, the same as you can find in other parts of Canvas. 

kylecage0
New Member

Hi @TamasBalogh - I can appreciate that it's being worked on. I hope that Instructure can appreciate the concerns that customers have with New Quizzes. This product has been around since at least 2017 now and still doesn't have basic functionality that is needed. Many institutions have been holding off on switching to New Quizzes because of things like this. An HTML editor is a very basic tool that is common in course design so that is something that should have been considered from the beginning. 

hlovett
Community Member

New Quizzes doesn't allow hyperlinks that link back to course content like in the Rich Content Editor. This function would be helpful so faculty can link back to course content to illustrate correct and incorrect answer choices. 

idefeo
Community Member

I agree with the comments above about the RCE. I am frustrated that it is missing in New Quizzes.