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Numerical Answer questions need to allow regrade option

Numerical Answer questions need to allow regrade option

This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

 

I would like to re-submit the previously archived feature idea for "Numerical Answer questions need to allow regrade option" from Scott Finkeldei and commented on by Rob Ditto.

This continues to be an issue for my institution, and I believe it may now be able to gather enough votes to proceed to the 'Gathering Information' stage.

 

"Currently only some question types allow regrading (Multiple Choice, True/False, Multiple Answers - How do I regrade a Quiz? )

 

Numerical question type (and other types) needs to support regrading.  There are many cases that are simple such as needing to expand the range to accommodate a rounding issue.

 

Rob Ditto has commented:

 

In addition to the rounding issue Scott Finkeldei mentioned, our faculty regularly cite real-world needs for Numerical Answer regrading.  Here are two examples:

  • With questions involving percentages or probabilities, the author might not remember to enter two versions of the answer: e.g., 97 (meaning 97%) as well as 0.97.
  • Similarly, when answers involve units, the teacher or TA might want to count as correct a student's answer expressed in different units -- for example, 0.75 as the equivalent in minutes of 45 seconds.

 

Automatic regrading allows teachers to be fair to students who give alternate correct answers, avoiding extra time spent using Excel filtering of a Student Analysis .CSV to identify who should be awarded points manually.  The regrading automation originally developed for other question types in 2013 also gives students clear indications that a question was regraded, further benefiting learning.

 

Others had great contributions as well.  Please vote for this important feature and add your use cases and thoughts"

 

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30 Comments
kona
Community Coach
Community Coach

To close the loop on this, here are the original two feature ideas for this - &

biray
Community Champion

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Thank you for your Feature Idea submission,  @eprada . As you're already aware, Numerical Answer questions need to allow regrade option & Numerical Answer questions need to allow regrade option​ were both submitted in a different voting period, but archived due to lack of votes or inadequate response. You may want to reference this idea for any insight.

Since archived ideas can be re-submitted, this idea will be open for vote in the next voting cycle.

In the meantime, help your idea gain traction by posting a link to this idea in the comments of the other, archived idea (which will notify author and anyone who is following the idea) and share your idea to colleagues and peers who you think would be supporters, as well.

jordan
Community Champion

This idea has moved to the next stage and will be open for voting among the Canvas Community, from Wed. April 6, 2016 - Wed. July 6, 2016.

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

curtain
Community Participant

I am glad the 'Allow regrading of Numerical question type' is back and going for another run at moving to the next stage.  This is an important regrade option.  Thanks for considering.

BKINNEY
Community Contributor

Some things should just get implemented whether they have enough votes or not. I'm hoping this is getting rolled into the general Quiz Engine rebuild. If it misses out, and we don't get enough votes, next time maybe we should try marketing it as Allow regrade for ALL question types. Most people never use a numerical item, which may be why this perfectly sensible request struggles to get votes.

curtain
Community Participant

Good points  @BKINNEY ​

kaw
Community Participant

You are right - the numerical or formula answers are used by mostly STEM  professors - a minority group in most universities.  I have similar requests that were rejected for formula questions, such as showing of unnecessary zeros after decimal point when a student enters an integer answer.  This creates myths in my students as I teach a course in Numerical Methods!

admin_brake
Community Participant

Yes, regrading is an essential!

jenniferrblair
Community Member

This would also be really helpful with fill in the blank alpha questions as well.

gclam
Community Participant

Hello Y’all,

I have read with great interest in this discussion thread about requesting support for the numerical types of questions (not just  restricted to the multiple choice or true/false types) submitted by various users from within this Canvas user community.

I am also submitting a related request that Jennifer Blair raised regarding "blank alpha questions." Here is a quote from one of the instructors our Teaching and Learning support at our institution after he had discovered that there were limited question types supported by Canvas:

  • "Can you send a special e-mail to Canvas developers that other types should be supported too. WebCT supported all types.  Now I have to do the job manually  for each student. There are 80 students. Thank you for your help"

Thank you for re-considering supporting the  “Fill in the Blank” question type.  I had seen that there was similar request for  “Fill in the Blank” found in this forum thread https://community.canvaslms.com/message/21479#comment-21479 .  And also previous attempts for voting on  “Fill in the Blank” that  ended up archived (e.g.https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/3385)

Looking forward to seeing the result of this vote-up.

SHEBENE
Community Champion

Woot! I'm vote 101!

SHEBENE
Community Champion

Over the top (just like Sly)

lyndaw
Community Member

Just for the record, ALL quiz questions should support a regrade option. We've just experienced a case where an instructor had to spend 7 hours manually regrading a single question. He pointed out, and I recall it is true, that WebCT could do regrading. So from his perspective Canvas was a step backwards not forwards.

jsparks
Instructure
Instructure

Hello, Canvas Family! We will explore regrade for a variety of item types in the Canvas Studio: Modern Quizzing Engine​.

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RobDitto
Community Champion

Awesome news, Deactivated user​! Thanks again to  @eprada  for picking just the right time to resubmit this long-needed idea.

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Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

This idea was moved from Under Consideration stage (no longer in use) to the Product Radar stage.  

This change was made as part of a feature idea process evolution.  Find more information, and contribute insights, by joining Focus Group: DRAFT Feature Idea Space

cgabrielson
Community Participant

Just to add my 2 cents. My situation is that I also need to regrade because I missed a '/' at the end of an answer as a potential answer to a short-answer question. Can I regrade? Nope. Not sure what to do besides the workarounds (hacks) that teachers who visit the community have posted. I'm re-posting my comment below that I originally put on this related "idea":https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/5491-allow-regrading-of-fill-in-the-blank-questions 

It is actually a function of many LMS' to actually regrade quizzes based on the updated answers. No matter the question type as long as it isn't something like an essay response. Teachers need to do this all the time. It's a part of their job. Moodle shines much brighter than Canvas here and it's open source. Canvas is expensive and should have this basic functionality. No popularity contest for feature additions should be thought of for such things. Teachers work around the problems and don't visit the community. They may not know it exists. They have a job to do using the product that the school voted into use probably thinking such basic functions worked. From my perspective Canvas is broken out of the box because of simple stuff like this. 

ecm
Community Member

It would be good if 97% = .97 in the grading automatically.

Also, 1/2 = .5 = 50% would be great!

ja46272
Community Participant

I think this is a very important feature.  I have hundreds of students taking each exam from within Canvas.  To be honest, sometimes I make a mistake in putting the correct answer.  Also, I also encounter the point above where students put a reasonable and correct alternative other than what I put as the correct answer.  Also, some questions require students to use lat/long data which either changes year to year or has some tolerance that I hadn't considered.  If I make a mistake with a question, my only option now involves a very very large amount of manual labor to check all students' scores.

ja46272
Community Participant

 don't seem to have access to the link "Modern quizzing engine"  Is this restricted?