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Allowing students to see quiz results ONLY after the last time they take it.

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Currently Canvas allows quiz settings to limit students seeing the correct answers until after a specified day (i.e. until after the quiz deadline).  This is a great feature as it better prevents students from copying answers of their classmates who have seen the correct answers immediately after they submit their exam.

However, I allow my students to take quizzes multiple times.  Unfortunately, if I choose the "Let Students See Their Quiz Responses" option, then they see which SPECIFIC questions they get wrong after each attempt.  I only want them to see which SPECIFIC questions they get wrong after their LAST attempt.  Otherwise, with multiple choice tests, as most of mine are, students can keep guessing on each answer and, by process of elimination (since they know which specific questions they get wrong each time) guess their way into the correct answers.  Even when I select a specific date (i.e. after the quiz deadline) to show the correct answers, they can see which questions were wrong and keep selecting different answers from the multiple choice options until they get the question right.  This undermines the whole purpose of them not seeing the correct answers until after the deadline.  They can figure them out through the process of elimination with each subsequent attempt.

Sooo.... Is there a way to set it up to where they only see the total number of questions right/wrong without seeing which SPECIFIC questions are right/wrong until AFTER the last time they take the quiz or until after the specified date?

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jav2028066​, unfortunately the ONLY way to keep students from seeing which answers they got wrong (including the quiz question, answer options, and their choice) is to uncheck the "Let Students See Their Quiz Responses" box. Even if you were only giving the quiz one time, if you have that box checked and have the "Let Students see their correct answers" box checked and a date set the students will still be able to see the quiz questions, answer options, their answer, and whether they got it correct or not.

The only way to accomplish what you are trying to do is leave the "Let students see their quiz responses" box unchecked and then after the due date go back and manually open the results up to the students - go back and check that box and then set when the students can see what the right answers were.

For more information on this see What options are available for Quizzes? and Quiz Settings to Maximize Security​.

Hope this helps!

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jav2028066​, unfortunately the ONLY way to keep students from seeing which answers they got wrong (including the quiz question, answer options, and their choice) is to uncheck the "Let Students See Their Quiz Responses" box. Even if you were only giving the quiz one time, if you have that box checked and have the "Let Students see their correct answers" box checked and a date set the students will still be able to see the quiz questions, answer options, their answer, and whether they got it correct or not.

The only way to accomplish what you are trying to do is leave the "Let students see their quiz responses" box unchecked and then after the due date go back and manually open the results up to the students - go back and check that box and then set when the students can see what the right answers were.

For more information on this see What options are available for Quizzes? and Quiz Settings to Maximize Security​.

Hope this helps!

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