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Is it possible to create nested question groups in Canvas Quizzes?

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I am building a quiz with a reading passage followed by comprehension questions. I would like to be able to build it with the option to show students one of several different passages, followed by a selection of questions related to that passage.

I know I could do this by building a group and linking a fixed series of questions to each passage (using "multiple dropdowns" or "fill in multiple blanks"). However, I was wondering if I could also create a group for the passages and then build a subgroup under each of them to allow a varied selection of questions for each student? Does Canvas allow that functionality? It doesn't seem to, from my attempts to build a dummy quiz that would do this, but please let me know if I'm missing something.

My attempt: I created a quiz, selected "Create Question Group", set it to choose 1 question worth 0 points, and then gave it two "Text (no question)" entries, "Passage A" and "Passage B". What I would now like to do is to create two more groups, "Passage A questions" and "Passage B questions", and link them such that if a student is given Passage A to read, then Canvas will select only Passage A questions for them to answer, etc. But I don't see a way to nest the subgroups within the first group and also link them to the appropriate passages. I could do three separate groups, but then students would see only one passage and be given questions about both ...? Ideas for setting something up that would allow me to do what I'm trying to do?

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kingsburybrunetto@unl.edu 

You can accomplish this through the use of the stimulus question type and question banks.

You would create your stimulus questions in the bank, then with the quiz select a certain number of those questions at random.  

How do I insert stimulus content in New Quizzes?  

https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-26425-how-do-i-add-all-items-or-a-random-set-from-an-item-b... 

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kingsburybrunetto@unl.edu 

You can accomplish this through the use of the stimulus question type and question banks.

You would create your stimulus questions in the bank, then with the quiz select a certain number of those questions at random.  

How do I insert stimulus content in New Quizzes?  

https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-26425-how-do-i-add-all-items-or-a-random-set-from-an-item-b... 

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Thanks - this sounds like it may be an option that exists in New Quizzes, which are not (yet) available at my institution, but I'm glad to know that whenever we upgrade, the capability is in place. Much appreciated!

Kelly Kingsbury Brunetto, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Practice

Coordinator, Basic Spanish

Modern Languages & Literatures

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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I don't think this problem has been solved. This is exactly what I would like to do. I have access to New Quizzes at my institution. I've tried doing this with the stimulus questions, but you can't associate questions to a stimulus in a test bank. You can randomly present a stimulus from a set. You can also randomly present questions about a stimulus. But unless all your questions would work with any stimulus, you can't present students with a randomly selected stimulus and its associated questions.

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