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New Quizzes: SpeedGrader should open pdfs in DocViewer for New Quizzes

New Quizzes: SpeedGrader should open pdfs in DocViewer for New Quizzes

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When students submit their work as pdf documents for quizzes, then the instructor need to download the pdfs for grading. When students submit their work as pdf documents for assignments, then DocViewer will open them for grading and commenting, which makes grading easier. I just want the same feature for quizzes.

Hence please add the following functionality:

SpeedGreader should open pdfs in DocViewer for grading quizzes.

69 Comments
Steuard
Surveyor II

@dpotter  I'm reasonably confident that what you're looking at there is the Classic Quizzes interface. Or at least, it looks a lot like what I see when I create a Classic Quiz, and it's not at all what I see with my New Quizzes exam:Screen Shot 2020-09-29 at 11.31.07 AM.png

dpotter
Surveyor II

@Steuard After a little digging around, you are absolutely correct. I had thought that our college had switched over to the New Quiz as default, but instead it is an option we can choose, but is not the default. I am sorry for the misinformation. 

Of course, this highlights the issue, since it is my understanding that the New Quiz will be the default in Canvas and the "Old" Quiz will be fazed out. We need to be able to use the markup tools for submissions to quizzes.

nstrobbe
Surveyor

I strongly support this as well. I implemented a quiz with file upload, not realizing that my TA would then have to manually download all the files, and then upload submission comments. I had -- naively it seems -- assumed that it would work the same as for assignments. For a class of over 200 students, this becomes a major time sink! 

victoriaczarnek
Surveyor

I strongly agree that the Speedgrader features available in Assignments should be available in New Quizzes. Perhaps there could be just one type of assessment tool that retains the strengths of both: a box could be added to make it a quiz that if checked would bring up features such as time limit, shuffle questions and answers, etc. The most important problems I've run into are:

  • The grader should be able to see the students' work, not a link to download that work (now available in Assignments but not in either Classic or New Quizzes).
  • The grader should be able to make annotations on the quiz (now available in Assignments but not in either Classic or New Quizzes).
  • The students should not be able to see their graded work until the instructor chooses to release it. Hiding the grades in the gradebook for Assignments does not hide the assignment, so students can see not only their own work but the instructor's comments and handwritten grade - dangerous if grading begins before all assignments are completed.
jashlock
Surveyor II

I had this same problem; created a timed Quiz (exam) with a two-day window, and unfortunately, had to create a separate "please re-upload your exam so I can use Speedgrader" Assignment once they beat the Quiz timer. Boo.

mcfarlandteresa
Surveyor II

Please add this feature to new quizzes. Math and Physics teachers need the ability to review students work and give partial credit.

TabithaCI
Surveyor

Agreed! We need this feature! Until it is implemented, it really should be called "Ridiculously, monotonously, extremely, very, slow, waiting for loading, drink some coffee, breath to remain calm, try not to pull out your hair grader"

timothy_maw
Adventurer

I had a faculty member ask me about this just a few weeks ago. I was surprised to find out that file submission in quizzes does not open up in Doc Viewer. It makes grading a lot harder to do if you have file submission question types. I hope this is seriously considered.

tombright
Surveyor

I agree completely. It was a tough sell for me to accept Canvas. I was convinced that the transition to Canvas was warranted because of the ability to mark-up pdf submissions in Assignments has been a godsend for teachers in remote learning situations during this pandemic. Please - This capacity should also be applied to Quiz pdf uploads ASAP. 

trolson
Surveyor II

YES!

Quizzes should have the same grading/commenting options as assignments!

carlagee08
Surveyor

Please fix this. Canvas, come on - this should be easy. 

ytang
Surveyor II

This feature should be added ASAP.

Canvas20202
Surveyor

I completely agree and I am puzzled that this feature was not implemented by default in the New Quizzes but we have to ask for it! This should be an extremely easy fix.

I've exchanged many emails with Canvas support about this topic over the last couple of weeks. Their answer was that "Our engineers can't create all the suggestions made on the community at the same time so they prioritize the suggestions with the most votes."

So please send an email to your faculty colleagues asking to vote for it! Otherwise we are never going to see it happen.

 

richard_gardner
Surveyor II

@canvas 20202 "Our engineers can't create all the suggestions made on the community at the same time so they prioritize the suggestions with the most votes." Sounds reasonable except that so, so, so many of the fixes we've been asking for are 1) total no brainers that should have been implemented to begin with, and 2) people have been upvoting them and asking for them for years. Like 5 years in many cases. Sometimes I think there is only 1 engineer. 

bishopta
Surveyor

I teach third grade. I like to embed PDFs for my students to view or print off while taking a quiz. With the new quizzes, I have had to embed a link to the file from my google drive for them to get to the PDF, which is more work for me when creating. It also takes the students to a new tab, and I prefer to keep the students on one tab. Please include the embed document button in the new quizzes.

richard_gardner
Surveyor II

@bishopta I don't know too many people using the new quizzes. I'm curious how you handle the lack of partial credit--unless something has been fixed since the last time I tried it. For example in a matching problem of 10 points if a student gets 9 right, the student still gets a zero. This is a different topic of course, but since the subject came up, I thought I'd ask.

ytang
Surveyor II

@richard_gardner Here is my workaround solution. Instead of using a matching problem, you'd better use a fill-in-the-blank problem as shown below. You list all questions in column A and all answers and distractors in column B in a random order. Choose the "Dropdown" option instead of the default option "Open Entry" so students could choose the matching answer for each question. Students do get partial credit for fill-in-the-blank problems as shown in the animated screenshot. Hope that helps.

workaroundSolution.png

MatchingProblemExample.gif

amatthys
Surveyor

Yes, Please.

zipperp89
Surveyor

Please, please, please create this option, Canvas.

rgong1
Surveyor II

I agree. This would be a great feature as I'm implementing take-home exams through New Quizzes and the students have to upload PDFs (they are math heavy assignments and I need to see their work). Being able to see the assignments in Doc Viewer would save a lot of time and effort to grade these exams.