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Time between quiz attempts

Time between quiz attempts

This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

 

We had an instructor request this feature as well, so I wanted to submit a new feature request.

 

Original submission: Setting to manage minimum time between allowed quiz attempts

"As an instructor, I'd like a setting whereby I can set a minimum number of minutes or days between allowed quiz attempts. Ideally this setting could be varied by section or individual. So, for instance, I could allow two quiz attempts but specify that a user must wait 24 hours after submitting their first attempt to begin the next."

 

transferred from the old Community

Originally posted by: Jason GilbertThank you especially for contributions by:

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.
24 Comments
jordan
Community Champion

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Thank you for your Feature Idea​ submission.  I found the idea ( )  which was submitted in a different voting period.  It may contain valuable discussion and insight for others, as this discussion moves through the voting process.

We also encourage you to check out this article that can help you maximize the exposure and support of your Feature Idea: How do I write a good feature idea submission. Feel free to update this idea to add any additional details, use cases, etc.

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

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

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

wade1
Community Participant

We are switching to Canvas in spring 2017 and I would love to have this feature...I just posted my own "idea" and was told by Stefanie Sanders about this Vote.  Thanks Stefanie!

I really want this feature...saves me time auditing my students attempts.

kmatson
Community Participant

Yes we need this and it has been voted on and archived so where are we now on this much needed feature?

Thank you,

Karen

amcase
Community Participant

We had this feature in our old LMS and we would really like it in Canvas, I hope this is part of the quiz overhaul that i've heard is underway.

Stef_retired
Community Team
Community Team

 @kmatson ​, the idea that is now archived only received 9 votes, which is why it was archived--it received an anemic response. The current resubmission that is now open for voting is meant to gauge whether the idea will garner enough support in this new voting period to warrant further consideration.

And, as  @amcase ​ mentioned, quizzes are being completely overhauled: see Canvas Studio: Modern Quizzing Engine​. You might want to add your feedback about and provide a link to this feature in the ongoing conversation there.

gschultz
Community Contributor

This could force the student to study a little more before the second attempt and just not a quick brain dump from what they learned on the first attempt.   The student might not wait until the last minute for their 1st attempt if they know there is a time requirement between attempts.

Some certification exams have this feature and it would be great to carry this over in Canvas.

jap98y
Community Participant

This would be a great feature and can fit into well-researched learning strategies utilizing spacing and interleaving study times.

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

182470_pastedImage_6.pngWe appreciate you, and the submission of your idea. Your dialogue helps our product teams prioritize feature development. Unfortunately, this idea has been archived because it did not meet the 100-vote threshold within the 3-month voting period. Learn more at: How does the voting process work for feature ideas?

Can archived ideas still become a feature?  Potentially, yes. Archived ideas can be resubmitted by Community members. As people’s needs change, previously submitted ideas may gain additional traction. Feature ideas are evaluated as a whole and influence product direction.

kathy_scott
Community Participant

This is something that is really important to us but we missed the voting period. Is this something that can be reconsidered in the future?

Stef_retired
Community Team
Community Team

 @kathy_scott , you or anyone else who is interested can resubmit a feature idea for new consideration in another voting period as long as the archived idea has not received a comment from the product team indicating it is on their radar or that there is a specific reason for it not to be included on the product roadmap. If you're interested in resubmitting this idea, please refer to this section of How does the voting process for feature ideas work (can I resubmit an idea after it has been archive.... Ideally, you then would follow the instructions for How do I create a new feature idea?  and after describing your feature idea and use cases, provide a link to this archived idea for additional context and to garner support.

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

This idea is one of the lucky ones that was selected to get a little more time for voting as part of our evolution of the feature idea process. It was selected because of it's vote count and/or comment thread.

*Selection criteria: Most (not all) ideas that received 70+ votes in their initial voting round.

zshilor
Community Participant

 Indeed I noticed that such a feature has been used in  several Coursera courses to prevent students from only guessing the answers. Some instructoes allow 3 attempts and then the student needs to wait another 8 hours before another try.

siouxgeonz
Community Contributor

One workaround is to have a Study Assignment that has to be completed before you take a different quiz -- lots more work but in a way more adaptive.   

caryn
Community Participant

Hi  @siouxgeonz ‌,

Thanks for this creative workaround. It's an interesting use of things like Mastery Paths...

donnica_pitts
Community Member

I think that this is a really good idea. It will force the students to go back and study in order to retake a quiz. It also allows them to discuss with their teacher and peers about something they didn't understand

ericwerth
Community Coach
Community Coach

I agree with this reasoning.  This feature would be particularly helpful in instances where questions are not being selected from a bank, so a student is likely to see the same question on a retake.  Depending on the amount of time given between retakes, a teacher may be able to contact a student who has done poorly before subsequent submissions are made to try and help determine how to help the student have a better chance at success.

kblack
Community Champion

I just so happened to be reviewing the documentation that is posted in the Quizzes LTI User Group‌ and there appears to be good news.  (By the way, I am not a Beta tester, so all I have to go on is the documentation.)  But based on this page (How do I manage delivery settings for an assessment in the Quizzes LTI? ) there will be an ability to Set Waiting Period.  It says:

To set a waiting period between attempts, click the Require time between attempts checkbox [1]. Then select the days [2], hours [3], and minutes [4] to require students to wait before they can begin a new attempt.

Again, this will all depend on when all this gets officially released, but it appears this feature will indeed be there.

ericwerth
Community Coach
Community Coach

Great!  Thanks for the update Ken.  I look forward to checking this out!  I'm going to dive into the Quizzes LTI User Group tonight.

kmeeusen
Community Coach
Community Coach

Hi ericwerth

I am a beta tester and Ken is correct. This is an option in the new Quizzes LTI.

I am very glad to see it.

Kelley