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How do I create a group of questions that depend on the same data?

Question asked by Phillip Daves on Apr 22, 2020
Latest reply on Apr 28, 2020 by Stefanie Sanders

1. I'd like to be able to provide a financial statement and then ask several multiple choice questions about it in Canvas Quizzing. I don't see a way to provide common information for multiple questions this way. How is this done?

2. Assuming you can construct a selection of questions that depend on common information in this way, then is there a way to do this within a question bank so I can have, say, 5 different versions of say 3 questions that depend on common data for the 3 questions, but this common data differs for the 5 versions? 


To make this clear, suppose I want 3 different questions to depend on this income statement and balance sheet:

LMS, Inc. Financial statements. I want this to be part of a bigger test, so I don't want to put it in the Instructions section because I may have several different types of questions like this:

           2019      2020

Sales xxxx      xxxx

Cost of goods sold xxx   xxxx

Selling general and admin exp. xxx




Cash .xxx

Fixed assets xxx







1. Calculate free cash flow for LMS, Inc. 

2. Calculate inventory turnover for LMS, Inc. 

3.  Calculate ROE for LMS, Inc. 


What I'd like to do is create 5 or so different versions of this 3-question block and have Canvas give each student 1 of the 5 different versions of this common block when it constructs the (larger) test. So like a question group linked to a question bank, but my understanding of a question bank is that it has a bunch of individual questions--not a group of questions linked to a common set of data.