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Quiz Question Numbering in Edit Mode

Quiz Question Numbering in Edit Mode

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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.

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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 documentation will live in the Quizzes.Next User Group until July 14, 2018. On July 14, 2018, all of the documentation will be moved to the Canvas Guides in the Canvas Instructor Guide or Canvas Student Guide
  • 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.
25 Comments
Surveyor

This would be very helpful for Support and Admins too. Especially when trying to report and resolve issues. A Teacher will say something like there's an issue with question 52 and when you go to try and troubleshoot that question either you had to remember to copy part of the question so you can do a find or you have to count questions until you get to 52.

Community Coach
Community Coach

Exactly, cms_hickss​!  I wish my idea had more votes...as I see value having the numbers displayed for editing purposes.  You've got a great "Use Case" here!

Community Coach
Community Coach

Chris:

I voted - in both locations now!

I have wanted this since day one. I also teach courses in Canvas (besides being another college's LMS admin), and like most teachers I occasionally make a mistake on a question item. Without the numbers it is a real pain to try to locate and mix the bad item.

Kelley

Community Coach
Community Coach

Thank you for the vote and comments, kelley.meeusen@cptc.edu​!

Surveyor

This would be so helpful! 

Community Member

I would also like to be able to see the question type without having to edit the question. If the quiz or bank is less than 50 questions, I can preview the question, but if it's over 50, I have to click on each question to see what type of question it is. Or am I missing something...?

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Community Coach

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Community Member

Not only is it hard to search for a question, it is ridiculously and unnecessarily difficult to put questions in proper order if you add or delete questions after the first iteration of the quiz.

Community Member

Why would you not number questions? Isn't it intuitive that if you have a collection of objects you might want  to know how many you have, and have some way to easily refer to one of them?

How do two instructors, collaborating on a quz, refer to a particular question? Awkwardly, obviously. How does someone writing a quiz figure out how many questions they have in a question bank? By counting, every frigging time.

I say that if users can't have quiz questions numbered, then the Canvas developers must never, ever turn on line numbering in their IDEs!