In some cases, the same basic quiz, with some modifications, is given multiple times within a course. Is there (or will there be) a function for duplicating a quiz within a course?
Hi Leslie Kern,
Yes, there will be a function for duplicating a quiz within a course.
Will it be possible to copy questions within a quiz?
Hi Diane Lee,
Copying a question within a quiz is under strong consideration. Currently if a teacher wanted to ask the same question twice, for example at the beginning and end of an assessment, they could add the item to an item bank and simply add it to the quiz more than once.
I'd like to understand how you envision using the ability to copy a question within a quiz. Can you share something about the motivating factors and how you think it would work best?
Assoc. Product Manager, Assessments
Adding the question to an item bank and then adding the question from the item bank seems to be a lot of clicks. We don't have much luck training faculty and that would not be that intuitive to our users. If there was an option within the quiz question to duplicate it, it would require fewer clicks and be more obvious.
I don't necessarily even see asking the same exact question, but a similar question. One could "copy" the question and then make minor content changes as needed.
We specifically ran into an issue this month where a multiple dropdown question was created with 20+ dropdowns and 30+ answer choices in each dropdown. While Canvas allowed the question to be created and saved, when we tried to make an edit, the question would never save changes. It seemed that we had exceeded the max capacity for a single question but received no warning or error other than when we tried to make changes to the existing question. We decided to make each dropdown a separate question in order to not overload and break the quiz. It's very cumbersome to add answer choices. In Quizzes.next it would be great to create the question once, copy it and update the question text as the answer choices were the same across all questions.
I should note that we did use question banks when we split it up, but our questions were already automatically in the bank and it required no extra steps to add the question to the bank. It appears in Quizzes.next you DO have to add the questions to the bank manually. I would still prefer not having to go to a separate location to copy a question as that seems the most intuitive option.
Thanks for asking, Kevin Dougherty .
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