Is there a way to add a PDF to the new quiz? I want students to read a Newsela article and answer questions about it. (Newsela Pro LTI integration is too expensive for us, so I'd like to use the free PDF we have access to.)
Hi Jacqueline Vulcano
My first thought was to add it to the Stimulus feature which is a new feature in Quizzes which allows you to have text entry alongside questions.
So I had a look but the problem is the Rich Content Editor is not the same as the RCE in Canvas (why, I dont know!) - so there is no option of adding in the PDF file through a link and having it display inline.
Next I tried to create a link to the PDF which I had saved in the linked Canvas course:
But all that did was download the file...
So I am stuck.
The RCE for Quizzes is not consistent with the rest of the platform which is a MAJOR ISSUE that Canvas need to address. There is (currently) no LTI opportunity or HTML editor which might allow you to embed the document.
Short of taking a picture of the PDF and uploading as an image I cannot see how to make this happen.
Hopefully someone else might have a more effective workaround..
While it is a bit cumbersome, you can copy the text from the Newsela page(s) where the article appears and paste it into the Stimulus window. You will need to do some reformatting once you have pasted the contents, but it does work. You might want to copy, paste, and reformat in small chunks.
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