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Using clickable areas on an image as an answer in a Quiz

Question asked by Gerald Q. Maguire on May 7, 2017
Latest reply on May 7, 2017 by David Lyons

Another instructor has asked about quiz questions where the answer is based upon the student clicking on an area in an image.(The instructor has a lot of questions with such answers in another LMS and wants to import them.) Has anyone implemented such a quiz in Canvas?


According to there is no Canvas equivalent of a drag and drop marker.


While one might use an HTML <area> tag (i.e., using a map and area shape) to name clickable regions of the image (see HTML area tag), the map tag is not supported in Canvas.


The only alternative that I have been able to think of is using an external tool via LTI that would enable the user to make their selection and would return the answer based upon either the href or the alt property of the area OR perhaps the external tool has to actually have the list of points associated with each of the possible answers and just the return the points.