My institution was recently asked to look at the new quiz options/functions. The new quiz options/functions did not appear to be ready just yet. Does anyone have any idea when the new quizzing options/functions are expected to be ready?
Here are the major limitations we ran into
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Thank you for taking the time to list out the specific functionality and features you're most focused on when considering Quizzes.Next. Our mission continues to be to solve the same problems Canvas Quizzes solved, establish an architecture that will better support future improvements and new features, and bring forward tools that enable learning.
The beta and general availability releases will not give full parity to Canvas Quizzes. And I struggle with the reality of this frequently. Building Quizzes.Next has been done entirely from a blank slate. We were not able to leverage existing systems or codebases. Even designs had to be rethought to ensure that we didn't persist past limitations that are no longer relevant. With regard to managing expectations, it has been a blessing and a curse that Canvas Quizzes has delivered millions of assessments so well. It is natural to expect that Quizzes.Next have everything Canvas Quizzes had, and it will, just not immediately.
For the sake of future readers, I'd like to remind everyone that Quizzes.Next and Canvas Quizzes will live side-by-side for quite a while (1+ years at least) and we have no plan/desire/intent/want for a hard transition date. I understand there may be some skepticism about this, but please remember that Canvas, and Instructure as a whole, are and have been different. I and the rest of the team are continuously working to improve our understanding of client workflows so that the next feature we release solves as many problems as possible, for as many people as possible, in a scalable way.
Thank you for taking the preface above into consideration. While I cannot provide dates for feature releases, please let me speak specifically to the features you have mentioned.
Assoc. Product Manager, Assessments
Exam passwords are not masked or hidden but they can be changed between sessions/classes, and the Moderate page will clearly show which students have started the assessment even if they backed out a moment later.
I just want to mention this one in regards to a testing center. Tests aren't always taken within a classroom setting. At a testing center, students come randomly throughout the day/week. The password must be masked in order to use quizzes next for universities that use testing centers. Just wanted to make sure that was noted! It does seem like a small thing, but for us, it means we are unable to use new quizzes until that has been implemented. Thanks!!!