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Printable / PDF-exportable quizzes

Printable / PDF-exportable quizzes

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As an instructor, I want to be able to export a Canvas quiz as a PDF. This would enable me to easily print quizzes for the purpose of accommodation, for allowing a given student to take a quiz outside the timeframe established for the quiz for all other students, etc.

 

transferred from the old Community

Originally posted by: Pacific Union College admins

Special thanks for contributions from: Betsy Walker, John Louviere

Community Team Note: This idea remains open for voting. A virtually identical idea was moved forward for consideration in March: https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/7285-exporting-quizzes-into-word-or-pdf-documents  Contrary to our customary practice, we are allowing both ideas to continue to move forward. Votes and feedback from both ideas will be evaluated.

325 Comments
peterfoxflick
Community Participant

Correct, it will only work for the standard quizzes, not quizzes.next.

sarah_donahoe
Community Participant

Thank you for your kind work. I'm sure that I'll use it!

On Sat, Sep 21, 2019, 5:19 PM peterfoxflick@gmail.com <

dlpucc
Community Member

Peter, added extension. It does not work. deanna

warren_goetzel
Community Participant

This request does not appear to address Printing out students' quiz answers.  Is there another request for that specifically or will it be included in this one if it ever happens? We need this functionality to use Gradescope for auto-grading programming/code assessments. Thanks! 

kraimont
Community Participant

In addition to providing options to teachers, this opens the door for teachers to use Canvas when the technology is not available. We are not a 1:1 system and many times teachers have to use the old fashion paper and pencil for assessments. 

langlangcat
Community Contributor

@Peter Flickinger

Peter, looks like the Chrome plug in does not work. 

blangston
Community Participant

There is no possible reason that this feature could not be added. To have to have this many votes and still not be considered is outrageous. Sometimes this program is more trouble than it is worth. 

william_goss
Community Member

Students should be allowed to save a pdf of a Quiz they've taken as well so Teachers that allow for correction to be made and turned in have a ready path. I use a lot of Formula questions in my quizzes and this function in any form should account for the fact that each version printed will use a different version of the formula questions!!!

g_smith1
Community Member

For those who have this as a common request that they get all the time, it sounds like Respondus (Quiz Authoring) would be a good investment. You can also create your questions in a Word file, import it into Respondus, export as a quiz file, and then import it into Canvas. Respondus also allows you to create multiple versions of your paper quiz so you don't have to manually rearrange the order of questions to make different versions of the same exam.

Respondus is a bit better with other LMSs because you can use the Retrieval feature to pull all your quizzes from the LMS and then Publish them directly from Respondus into a course (or multiple courses), but Canvas still allows you to import and export to accomplish the same end result.

sarah_donahoe
Community Participant

But we already spent so much money on Canvas. They need to fix this. It's

ridiculous.

jbeyer1
Community Participant

The problem with Canvas is when I export my quiz and then import it into Respondus, the pictures do not come over and some of the questions are not translated correctly. 

When I called tech support about this issue, I was told by the Canvas representative to type up my question in a Word document.  

sultan7rs
Community Member

Hi all, we recently built a powerful Canvas quiz to PDF converter. You export a quiz from Canvas and upload to the converter and it will generate a high quality printable PDF quiz. It works for all question types and even question groups. You don’t need to install anything as it runs on the browser. It’s compatible on almost all browsers. The PDFs are designed to be easily graded. New Quizzes is not supported at the moment as they can’t be exported from Canvas. It’s just the beginning, we’re adding more awesome stuff. Feel free to leave feedback and suggestions. You can try out the demo at https://edustrap.com 

tami_salz
Community Participant

Hi - Does this print completed quizzes by students with their responses, or only the original test?  If student completed quizzes, what does that workflow look like?

Thanks,


Tami Salz

sultan7rs
Community Member

Hi Tami,

It prints the original test. 

jbeyer1
Community Participant

So I have to pay another company $7 because Canvas doesn't work? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha 

cochrande
Community Member

As a K-12 teacher, it would be VERY beneficial to be able to export a Canvas quiz as a PDF in a friendly format OR print it in a friendly format.  I often send kids to a resource room for accommodations and have to print something out to send.  As teachers we always have to have plan B (a paper copy) but Canvas does not make it print friendly!!

winnie_milner
Community Participant

Having a print copy of a test is a modification for some students at our school. It seems like a deal breaker for some teachers to not have the ability to do this within Canvas. Some don't want to create quizzes in Canvas because they know they would have to do it two times otherwise they would be in breach of the IEP. 

david_schuster
Community Member

I think this is an important change for the Canvas community.

winnie_milner
Community Participant

You are the best!!!

Winnie Milner

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norman_stulz
Community Member

The ability to Export and print out a usable paper test is important to allow us to accommodate our students with IEP's and 504 plans.  This is also needed for times when the school is having internet problems, or if individual students are having connection issues with the internet.  I cannot use canvas for tests unless I'm able to print them out.  I really hope this can be corrected.

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