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Stimulus Randomization

Question asked by Joseph Crouch on Oct 19, 2018

One of the problems I have not been able to figure out (either with old quizzes or with is how to randomize multipart problems. I think the best way to explain is with an example.


Let's say I want to create a quiz about interpreting graphs. Some of my questions may be:

  • What is the meaning of the x-intercept in the context of this problem?
  • What is the meaning of the y-intercept in the context of this problem?
  • Over what intervals is the speed/height/etc. decreasing?
  • At what time did so-and-so turn around according to the graph?
  • etc. etc.


Let's say I have 5 different graphs and with each graph I have 7 associated questions. Ideally, I would like to have Canvas randomly choose 1 of the 5 graphs, then 4 of the questions associated with that graph. I thought that this was going to be possible when I heard about stimuli in, but perhaps I misunderstood. This would make it easier for me to offer retakes or second tries on quizzes.



Is there a way to do this that I am missing? If not, is there interest in this sort of functionality? I think that this would help a lot with flexibility and re-usability with quizzes.