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kbeachy
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Question details not available when more than 25.

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When I am trying to review my quizzes, I am unable to view the details of the questions when I have more than 25 questions. I must go into Edit in order to see the details.  Furthermore, there is no indication of what number the question is.  I was sure that this was mentioned when we were considering changing from Blackboard to Canvas. The Canvas gurus told us it was going to be changed because there were so many complaints. It is now 3 years later.  Is there a possibility this doesn't drive everyone else crazy?

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chofer
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Hello  @kbeachy ...

The things you are describing have been mentioned several times here in the Canvas Community, so you're not alone in your frustration (I've had some of the same frustrations as well, to be honest).  But, I have some good news for you.  The quizzing interface that you're referring to is the "legacy" version, but Instructure has been working on a brand new Quizzes.Next quizzing engine that addresses many of these issues.  You can find more information on Quizzes.Next by visiting this group here in the Community: Quizzes.Next User Group.  There isn't feature parity just yet between current quizzes and the new Quizzes.Next quizzing engine (meaning that some things don't exist in the new that did in the old...and vice versa), but Instructure is working towards that...as you can see on the chart on the group home page that I shared with you.  Once you click on that link, you can "Follow" that group by clicking on the "Follow" button at the upper right hand corner of the page.  There's also an "Actions" link near there.  Click on that, and then click on "Join group".  Finally, if you talk with your school's local Canvas administrator, you might be able to find out if your school will be using the new Quizzes.Next quizzing engine any time soon.  I hope this helps, Kathryn.

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chofer
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Community Coach

Hello  @kbeachy ...

The things you are describing have been mentioned several times here in the Canvas Community, so you're not alone in your frustration (I've had some of the same frustrations as well, to be honest).  But, I have some good news for you.  The quizzing interface that you're referring to is the "legacy" version, but Instructure has been working on a brand new Quizzes.Next quizzing engine that addresses many of these issues.  You can find more information on Quizzes.Next by visiting this group here in the Community: Quizzes.Next User Group.  There isn't feature parity just yet between current quizzes and the new Quizzes.Next quizzing engine (meaning that some things don't exist in the new that did in the old...and vice versa), but Instructure is working towards that...as you can see on the chart on the group home page that I shared with you.  Once you click on that link, you can "Follow" that group by clicking on the "Follow" button at the upper right hand corner of the page.  There's also an "Actions" link near there.  Click on that, and then click on "Join group".  Finally, if you talk with your school's local Canvas administrator, you might be able to find out if your school will be using the new Quizzes.Next quizzing engine any time soon.  I hope this helps, Kathryn.

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lynnae_boudreau
Surveyor

We're using Quizzes.next and I still can't see question details with more than 25 questions.  Am I missing something?

 @lynnae_boudreau ‌, my guess is that your school has enabled New Quizzes, but perhaps you haven't started creating new assessments using the new quiz tool yet? Turning on New Quizzes doesn't automatically transform Old (Classic) Quizzes into New Quizzes. They are two separate tools that can be used at the same time in the same course.

The instructions for viewing and managing items in New Quizzes item banks are in How do I manage item banks in New Quizzes?  If the place where you're running into the 25-question limitation doesn't look like that, you're probably looking at the question bank for your existing (old) quizzes.

richard_gardner
Surveyor II

This drives me crazy too. Why would Canvas go out of its way to NOT show you question details? The proposed solution is to uses Quizzes Next. However, Quizzes Next has even worse problems, which make it a deal breaker. These issues haven't been fixed for YEARS. Such as, matching questions do not give partial credit. If a student gets 9 of 10 matches correct, the student still gets a zero! What were the Canvas programmers thinking?!? How hard is it to fix this? Total incompetence. So many, many Canvas users are NOT using quizzes Next. And won't until such issues are fixed. Therefore, quizzes next is NOT the solution to this issue.