How do you add a question group in “new quizzes” ?
Madeline, New Quizzes does not use question groups, which in Old (Classic) Quizzes were used to randomize questions; in New Quizzes, Shuffle Questions is a quiz-level setting.
There are a couple of different things I liked about developing question groups.
1) I liked that question groups allowed me to randomly pick 1 out of 5 different questions options so that most of my students were getting different forms of the quiz. How can I do this in 'new quizzes'?
2) I liked have the ability to group my quiz into different sections so that students were assessed in the order I taught the material. For example, on my last quiz I had a question group for special right triangles, a question group for coterminal and reference angles, and a group for evaluating trig ratios. I liked having the ability to shuffle the questions for a particular group, while still maintaining the order the material was taught. (I did not want ALL of my quiz questions shuffled. For example, I did not want students answering questions about evaluating trig functions before they were answering the special right triangle questions). How would I approach doing this is new quizzes? Again, I do not want ALL questions shuffled. I want groups of questions shuffled.
New quizzes does not seem as flexible as classic quizzes. I am worried that if Canvas decides to get rid of the classic mode, I will lose the features I really like.
Madeline R. Gorley
Lakota West High School
High School Math Teacher
Madeline, the instructor can still randomly select a specified number of items from a question bank using New Quizzes, where it is accomplished with a different workflow and without the need for a question group. How do I add all items or a random set from an item bank to an assessment in New Quizzes? details the process.
I was able to find a feature idea requesting something along the lines of what you've described in (2): Quizzes.Next: Add option to display questions by group in Quizzes
Thank you for help with my question (1).
Question (2) is still unanswered. I looked at the link you sent me, but that post refers to "the option to display one question group (image/scenario/etc. and related questions per page." That is not my want. Currently, groups in the classic mode allow me to shuffle questions within each group, but prevents shuffling the questions of the entire quiz.
For example, classic quiz mode might look like:
Special Right Triangles Group
Special Right Triangles question 2
Special Right Triangles question 1
Special Right Triangles question 3
Coterminal angles Group
Coterminal Angles question 3
Coterminal Angles question 2
Coterminal Angles question 1
Evaluating Trig Ratios Group
Evaluating Trig Ratios question 1
Evaluating Trig Ratios question 3
Evaluating Trig Ratios question 2
I want to group questions like this in the "new quizzes" but can't seem to figure out how to do this without shuffling questions for the ENTIRE quiz.
I do not want all of my topics out of order.
Thanks for helping!
Madeline, yes, as you note, the existing idea doesn't exactly conform with what you've described, and I wasn't able to find an idea currently open for voting requesting that. If this is something you'd like to have the community consider, please write it up as new after reading through How do I create a new feature idea in the Canvas Community?
Madeline has created a feature idea for this at New Quizzes - Shuffling questions in same question group.
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