If a student does not take a quiz can he/she still see the quiz questions for review. Let's say the student earned a zero and did not actually submit anything.
I believe the answer is no, they cannot see the questions (or answers) if they don't make a submission.
That's based off feature requests and questions in the Community.
Allow students who did not submit a quiz attempt by the deadline to see the correct answers.
Allow students who did not submit a quiz attempt to see correct answers
How do students view quiz results when they don't take all attempts?
Furthermore, the checkbox in the quiz doesn't say to let students see the quiz questions, it says to let them see their quiz responses. That's not the same thing.
To verify, I created a new quiz and set it to lock yesterday. I then went into a fake student account in my sandbox and tried to view the quiz. This is all that I got. The quiz name was View Answers.
Then I went into the gradebook and marked the student as EXcused and got the same information screen. I set the score to 0 and had the same result.
When I went into the quiz via the student Grades page, it now says that it was "submitted", but still doesn't show
If you click on the details link from the gradebook, it says that there is "No Submission"
And that agrees with SpeedGrader, which also says No Submission.
You can go into Quiz Moderation and Manually unlock the quiz. Now the student has the option to take the quiz.
But doing that will also put a grade into the gradebook, which is probably undesirable.
It looks like if students want to review a quiz that it actually needs to be a review and not a first attempt. Part of the Canvas training students receive should be that you can't review a quiz if you didn't take it in the first place.
One thing I did find that worked is limited to people who have the ability to masquerade as a student. You can manually unlock the quiz, then go in before the student has a chance to take it, and just submit the quiz. It will warn you that you didn't answer all of the questions, to which you click the "I know what I'm doing" button (it might say Okay or something like that), and then the student has a submission.
That may mess up analytics though -- if you're trying to show that the student didn't participate, you just blew that. To Canvas, it now appears that the student submitted it.
Here's the student context card
It also shows up when you click the Analytics button there.
Another option would be for the instructor to go to the quiz and Preview it. Then print it to a PDF file and make it available as a file to the students.
Canvas doesn't really support printing, so this may not be as nice looking as you hope. But it is something that the instructor can do even if they can't masquerade as a student and it doesn't mess up the analytics or make it look like the student is doing something when they're not.
Thanks for the update.
tl;dr version of what James Jones posted - No, students who don't take a quiz can't see the quiz questions or answers. Only way for students to see this information is for them to (1) take the quiz, (2) have the Instructor provided a printed (or PDF) version of the quiz, or (3) copy the quiz and make the new version an ungraded quiz and assign it to just that student - this way the student can go in and "take" the quiz and see the questions and answers, but it won't count as a grade in the gradebook.
Thanks for the update. It was a request from an Instructor who wants a student who falls behind to catch up as the questions can help the student prepare for a mid term and/or larger project. Thanks for the resources.
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