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Show quiz as percent score in Gradebook.

Show quiz as percent score in Gradebook.

This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

 

It is currently possible to show all assignments as a percent in the grade book except Quizes.

     

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 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.
22 Comments
scottdennis
Community Team
Community Team

You will find many helpful comments on a previous feature idea -

scottdennis
Community Team
Community Team

This idea has moved to the next stage and will be open for voting among the Canvas Community, from Wed. November 4, 2015 - February 3, 2016.

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

hduck
Community Participant

This would be a fantastic feature. It's already available for Assignments but not Quizzes. A "Display Grade as" box needs to be added to the Quiz editing options.

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mricks4158
Community Member

This would be a fabulous feature! (Having to edit points for each question in a quiz is a real drag!)

cook_matthew
Community Member

This is the same feature request that I have already submitted. Please vote here: as this is about to expire from the voting process. It appears that many people have submitted this idea, but it can't seem to get the needed 100 votes.

SethBattis
Community Contributor

A more general version of this feature request might be ​. Maybe merge them so that all the votes combine, communityteam​?

scottdennis
Community Team
Community Team

Hey Seth,

I agree that these ideas are similar but I think there is a enough distinction that they should be considered separately.  Thanks, though.

jsparks
Instructure
Instructure

Hello Canvas Family,

This is a feature we are considering for future development in the Modern Quizzing Engine. With a lot of thought and careful consideration, we are exploring ways to make this possible. There will me more to come as things progress.  We will not likely release this feature in the next six months, but it's on the table.

Jason

wcornwell
Community Member

The lack of this feature in Canvas is frustrating. I had assumed that the default in Canvas would be that each quiz would be weighted equally in the grade book, but that is not the case, and there is no simple way after the fact for me to fix the problems this is causing in computing my students' grades. The ability for an instructor to choose whether quizzes are weighted equally or are weighted according to the total points for each quiz is a standard feature of course-management systems, and it boggles my mind that Canvas wouldn't have this option already or at least that the development team wouldn't put it on the fast track for implementation. This feature should be so simple to implement.

stuggle
Community Member

Just voted this up, but also wanted to revive this discussion in an effort to keep this important feature towards the top of Instructure's to-do list.

Why is it important to us in the Aviation Maintenance Program?

Per FAA requirements, we must print out individual grade reports for all students (up to 100) quarterly. Within that quarter, there are multiple modules, each with multiple tests and quizzes. The passing minimum is 77%. When an FAA Inspector performs a reveiw or audit, he/she looks for at least a 77 throughout the report. However, not all test are weighted at 100 points, many smaller modules are weighted less. This poses a problem when the grades are posted and printed, since Canvas only posts the raw numbers, 33 out of 40, for example, not as 82.5%.

So we must go back and do multiple pen-and-ink edits on every report, displaying the percentage, so the Inspector can quickly see whether the score was a go or no-go.

Also, as was mentioned in another comment, seeing a percentage helps the student determine where his/her strengths and weaknesses lie.

ghopkins
Community Member

Will voting for this feature may be closed, I need to weigh in.  We are in the process of adopting Canvas and not having this feature is a major roadblock for our students and staff.  Using only points for quizzes causes confusion among stakeholders.  I truly don't understand why the percentage grade can't be displayed easily.  It must already be calculated in order to calculate the course average.  Please count this as one more vote!

jramsay
Community Member

We are piloting Canvas at our school and I agree with you that the inability to control how quiz grades are presented is a major issue.

Stef_retired
Community Team
Community Team

 @ghopkins , voting for this feature is not closed. Make sure you are logged into the Community, and the vote buttons will then be available to you.

grace_alexander
Community Member

I love that Canvas is being intentional in creating a better quizzing engine.  However, how long do we have to wait?  The problem of not being able to show a grade as a percentage seems too easy to fix NOW!  This "new" engine has been on the table for over a year.  Many of these posts are over a year old.  C'mon Canvas!  You're usually so much better than this.

scottdennis
Community Team
Community Team

Hi Grace,

You are very correct in that creating a new quiz engine from the ground up is a massive undertaking requiring 1000s of development hours and a ton of work from multiple teams.  I believe that Jason talked talked timeline in his presentation at Instructurecon last summer. I can tell you that work is still progressing per the plan.  We thank you for your continuing patience!

kim_simpson
Community Member

Should be a no-brainer...we shouldn't have to vote.  Just my humble opinion!

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

jmaclean
Community Participant

Any idea if this idea has moved forward towards implementation yet?  I am very interested in using this feature.

sbrownell
Community Member

We are currently piloting Canvas at our school and within the first 2 weeks I have already received this question/request from roughly half of my instructors. Is there any update on if/when this might be added? I located a thread from two years ago where the ability to display quizzes as a perecentage was requested and it seems to be something that a lot of people are asking about within the Canvas Community. The fact that it still isn't available (as far as I can find) is disappointing. Smiley Sad

46331
Community Member

Please add the option to grade quizzes with percentage, rather than default to points only.