This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas
When editing a quiz with many questions (25+ questions), we cannot see the question numbers. They do appear, however, when previewing the quiz. When editing questions, this makes it very difficult to search for a question. We would have to search for the text using Ctrl+F to find the question we are looking to edit. The work-around to manually type in the question number in the title field of the question is not great. What if you have to add a question in the middle later on? Then you have to manually re-number all of your questions.
The Technical College where I work recently moved from Pearson eCollege's LearningStudio platform to Canvas. In LearningStudio, the question numbers are visible in editing mode. The screen shot I've included shows where question numbers are displayed. When I click on a "+" sign next to any question, I have the ability to edit it.
Please add question numbers to quizzes when in the Edit mode. If it matters, this idea had 53 votes in the old Community forum since 11/8/2012. Thank you for considering.
Comments from Instructure
This idea was completed with general availability of Quizzes.Next. You can find more information about the overall project in the Quizzes.Next User Group.
Quizzes.Next is now available for all paid accounts.
Quizzes.Next updates will be included in the Canvas Release Notes.This includes new features, updated features, and relevant fixed bugs. New and updated features will be deployed to Quizzes.Next near the same time as the Canvas release. Fixed bugs may be deployed at any time.