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Two Part Quiz Questions

Two Part Quiz Questions

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I was thinking it would be neat if quiz questions could have more than one part.

 

For example, students could answer a multiple choice question and then provide the rationale for their selection in a text box. When doing this in the current iteration of Canvas, you must put the multiple choice question and text box in separate questions that are numbered Question 1 and Question 2, which might be confusing to students. Saving them as separate questions would also be difficult to manage in Question Banks.

 

Thanks for your consideration!

19 Comments
700958421
Community Member

Sakai already has this option. See screenshot below:

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I have seen instructors use this option to pump up grades for thoughtful students of remove points for clear guesses.

krissywilson
Community Member

I didn't realize that this was a feature of any other learning management system. It would be great to afford Canvas users the same opportunity!

biray
Community Member

This idea has moved to the next stage and will be open for voting among the Canvas Community, from Wed. January 6, 2016 - Wed. April 6, 2016.

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

jbrady2
Community Member

This would also be a nice feature to have when using ungraded quizzes as surveys to allow for an Other option along with an explanation.

biray
Community Member

LisaCasto​ - As a general rule of thumb, ideas that are currently open-for-vote are still gathering support (votes) from community members. It needs to reach a threshold number of votes before resulting in any feedback from our product teams. (But, of course, that's not always the case with every idea). (Just wanted to make sure to set the expectation).

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noah
Community Member

As faculty get more comfortable with basic functionality, they are increasingly going to quizzes for a whole host of reasons and this feature would really help quizzes become a more powerful teaching tool.

Here's another feature request for quizzes that I like--I'm not just saying that because I submitted it:

holdenw
Community Member

This would also improve question bank usage.  Currently, questions that are all part of a set, like answering three questions about a specific image, cannot be linked in question banks so that they are always found in assignments together and in the same order.

jsparks
Instructure
Instructure

This is a feature we may consider. This is a feature option to require rationale for a question answer. This would likely disable autograding and trigger manual review for all questions since the instructor (or assigned grader) must review the rationale before awarding points and (ultimately) a grade. This is something we may consider for the Canvas Studio: Modern Quizzing Engine . Stay tuned for more details!

Jason

krissywilson
Community Member

That's great to hear, Jason! I'll keep an eye out!

kristin_bayless
Community Member

So many of the testing engines, like Smarter Balanced, have multi-part questions that present a problem or dialog and then ask multiple questions based on the initial issue, each question building on the level of knowledge required.  It would be great to have the ability to structure questions in this manner so we can get our students used to this type of assessment.

jsparks
Instructure
Instructure

Hi Team,

Just a quick update...  We are looking at longer-term solutions for the issue described here. We may not be able to include this into our roadmap for Canvas Studio: Modern Quizzing Engine​ right away; however, I will keep this one in my back pocket for potential inclusion.  For now, I will archive this idea.

Thank you,

Jason

sjohnson1
Community Member

I just started running into this issue. I searched on What Is a Group and similar strings and couldn't find an answer to the real question that I have, which you have so well expressed. We have instructors who want to use images or longer passages of text or tell a story and have students answer a series of related questions, which is what they have to do on most standardized tests. Does anyone have any good workarounds?

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

 @stateofstephani ​, as long as you simply want to present a passage (or image) and then have the student answer a series of questions related to that passage, you can place the passage or image in a "Text (no question)" question type, and then place the questions directly underneath--and perhaps for additional clarity, put a prompt in the Text (no question) field that they will be answering X number of questions, and a similar prompt in each succeeding question that tells the student that the question relates to that passage. If you employ this workaround, you will want to make sure (1) not to deliver the questions one at a time (2) not to shuffle the questions by placing them in question groups. Either of these will destroy the flow of the questions relative to the passage.

sjohnson1
Community Member

stefaniesanders​ -- Thanks so much! This is a good strategy for some of the question types and I think I'll combine some of the others into matching or some other quiz format. Thanks also for the cautions about using the Quiz Groups--these were not what I was expecting them to be.

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team
  Idea is currently in Product Radar Learn more about this stage...

sarahm_ashley
Community Member

In addition to a text box for Part B, I would add ALL the same answer types should be available for Part B. On our standardized testing students often have a variety of answer types in Part B, beyond written short answer or multiple choice. Ex: In a paragraph, they are choosing ALL the sentences that support the answer to Part A, so multi-select answer.

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

The Radar idea stage has been removed from the Feature Idea Process.  You can read more about why in the blog post Adaptation: Feature Idea Process Changes.

 

This change will only impact the stage sort of this idea and will not change how it is voted on or how it is considered during prioritization activities.  This change will streamline the list of ideas 'open for voting', making it easier for you to see the true top voted ideas in one sort, here.

Kelvin_Dean
Adventurer

I totally agree, Kristina. For example, in a physics test, the answer entered in one question is based on the answer to the question that precedes it.

Two-Part Physics Problem

Having two-part questions is another critical point in New Quizzes. Question 3 should be marked incorrect because 343 m/s divided by 1,024 Hz does not equal to 0.328. Since the formula for the wavelength is λ = v/f, where v is the speed of sound (343 m/s in this case), and f is the frequency in hertz (1,024 Hz in this case), the correct answer should be 0.335.

krissywilson
Community Member
Status changed to: Open for Conversation