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Making quiz results/key viewable to all students

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I have a professor who does not allow extensions to exams, but still wants students to see the key so they can use it to study.  He just discovered today that any student who missed a quiz was not able to see the key.  Anyone know how to release the key to all students - even ones who didn't take the quiz?

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lwidenor@k-state.edu​, if the professor does not allow extensions, he could provide the answer key as a file that has availability dates associated with it by using the "Schedule student availability" feature on the file. That way all students would be able to see the answer key on the specified date, whether they have completed the exam or not. He could use the timed/dated "Show Correct Answers at" functionality on the quiz itself--which would make the questions and answers visible to students who have completed the quiz--and can also provide the questions and answers in a restricted file for those students who have not. This lesson from the Canvas Guides provides additional information about setting availability dates on files: How do I restrict files and folders to students in Canvas?

If he uses Modules, he could create a link to the now-restricted file that comes immediately after the link to the quiz.

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Unfortunately, students that do not participate in the quizzes cannot see the answer keys to the quizzes.  You might consider submitting a feature request.  Also, you might think about due date vs. available until then date.  If he simply enters a due date, but leaves the available until then date open to a wider range, students could still then participate in the quiz and select Submit.  Of course, the grade wouldn't count because it is past the due date, but they would then have access to the key.

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lwidenor@k-state.edu​, if the professor does not allow extensions, he could provide the answer key as a file that has availability dates associated with it by using the "Schedule student availability" feature on the file. That way all students would be able to see the answer key on the specified date, whether they have completed the exam or not. He could use the timed/dated "Show Correct Answers at" functionality on the quiz itself--which would make the questions and answers visible to students who have completed the quiz--and can also provide the questions and answers in a restricted file for those students who have not. This lesson from the Canvas Guides provides additional information about setting availability dates on files: How do I restrict files and folders to students in Canvas?

If he uses Modules, he could create a link to the now-restricted file that comes immediately after the link to the quiz.

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Some of our faculty who use quizzes in an Assignment Group with drop rules (e.g. "drop lowest three" to give students options of which quizzes to do) have asked for this capability.  The thinking is that students may still need to see the correct answers and question feedback for study purposes, even if they chose not to do the quiz.

I hope this does become a feature idea and might submit it if others don't.

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lwidenor@k-state.edu​, it looks like you've been provided some great suggestions for this question. Will any of these work?

lwidenor@k-state.edu​, I look forward to voting on ​. Thanks for opening that Feature Idea!

kona@richland.edu​ We are going to be able to make the scheduled release of files work in many of the cases.  We were just hoping to automate that a bit more.  Our old LMS had a checkbox option that was tied to our 'answer key release date' that was basically '[] Let them see the key even if they did not complete.  People set a day for before the quiz due if they wanted them to see the key on successful completion.  If they set the date for after the due date, they could then set options about 'who' could see the key.

Thanks all for the suggestions and your future votes on the feature!