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Are answers on multiple choice questions automatically shuffled?

Question asked by Regan Barr on Aug 16, 2018
Latest reply on Aug 16, 2018 by chofer@morainepark.edu

This may seem like a stupid question, but I'm not sure if the answers I enter for a multiple choice question are shown to the student in exactly the same order that I entered them, or if they are shuffled automatically when the student takes the quiz.

I had assumed that Canvas would shuffle them, so I was always entering the correct answer as the first option and the wrong answers after that. But when I saw the "shuffle answers" option in the quiz settings, I suddenly wasn't sure. I've just spent about 30 minutes looking for the answer and I'm beginning to think that the "shuffle answers" option does something different. 

Do I have to use the "shuffle answers" option to have multiple choice answers presented to the student in random order? 

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