Tech Tips

Don’ts In Canvas (Recorded Webinar 1/19/2017, 22:20)Will open new browser window or tab


1. How do I retrieve a student’s last date of attendance?

Sometimes it is necessary for an instructor to provide the last date of attendance for a student that has been suspended or has dropped. Instructors can now easily recover this date by accessing the Student Interactions Report.

Once a student withdraws from a course (after the drop date), the student information can be pulled from these 3 areas.

PEOPLE The withdrawn student’s activity including submissions can be viewed. This is the option to use to identify the students last date of attendance based on the students activity in this course.
GRADES The withdrawn student’s grades can be viewed and printed.
ATTENDANCE
(Roll Call)
An Attendance report can be downloaded that includes the withdrawn student.

Note: This process runs every 3 hours. If you just received the email request, it might take up to 3 hours for the system to process the student in the course where you are able to see the student again.

View past (concluded) students in People:

To do so:

  1. Go into the Course,
  2. Click People,
  3. Click the gear in the top right and choose Student Interactions Report,
  4. Now locate and click on the student,
  5. Again on the right click the “Access Report” button,
  6. The following screen will show all interactions for that student.

Explanation of Column Headers

  • Content – What was visited by the student.
  • Times Viewed – How many times the student visited the page.
  • Times Participated – How many times the student actually submitted something.
  • Last Viewed – The most recent date the content was accessed by the student.

The top most item in the list will be the most recent activity for the student.

Here’s a quick video to walk you through the process.

View Past (concluded) Students in Grades:

To do so:

  1. Go into the Course,
  2. Click Grades,
  3. Then on the far right click the GEAR and select Show Concluded Enrollments,
  4. Now locate and click on the student,
  5. The following screen will show all Grades for that student.

View Past (concluded) Students in an Attendance Report (Roll Call)

To do so:

  1. Go into the Course,
  2. Click Attendance,
  3. Then on the far right click the GEAR and select Attendance Report,
  4. Confirm that your email address is correct in section #2 and click RUN REPORT.
  5. An email (subject: Roll Call Attendance Report) will be sent to you with a link to the Attendance Report. Download that report and open it. (It will open in Excel.
  6. Scroll down the report to locate the Student.

2. Mark As Done Requirement (in Canvas)

Mark As Done is a requirement that you can set. Students must open the page in the module and then click on the Mark As Done button in order to move to the next page. This is an excellent tool that assure that the students were made aware of the information.

Check out the page on the Canvas Help Center to learn more about setting requirements, including Mark As Done.Will open new browser window or tab


3. How to export your Canvas Gradebook to Excel

HandoutPDF File

If you have specific grading groups in your syllabus, it is suggested that these groups match the groupings in your Canvas course.

For example, if you have the categories of homework, exams, and final exam, create those groups in Canvas.

Additional Information:


You may want to create a grading scheme. This will automatically assign a letter grade in the grade book.

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Check the box for Grading Scheme
  3. Click the link view grading scheme
  4. Click the pencil icon to edit the scheme.

Grading Scheme

Additional Information:


Option to Sort the Grades

Sorting can be either done by due date or by assignment group. This is up to you.

Grades Demo


Export your grade book.

Export Grades


Locate your exported grades.

Grades will be exported to a CSV file, which once you click on it to open it, it will open in Microsoft Excel


Open the file in Excel

  1. Delete any unused or unnecessary columns (ID, SIS user, SIS login, Section)
  2. Review the calculated columns found at the end of your spreadsheet
    1. There will be a Current Score and a Final Score.
    2. Choose the score that accurately displays the student’s score you use for calculating their grade.
    3. Delete the unused column (current or final score)

Format your sheets for better printing

Additional Information:


4. Inbox Messaging System in Canvas (explained)

The Inbox in Canvas is a messaging system that allow you and your students to communicate within your course or Community. It is not an email account and does not require an email account to operate.

Key Concepts for Inbox Messaging System:

  • You can only use it to communicate with those enrolled in your course or participating in your Community
  • Messages cannot be forwarded outside to nonparticipating members

In the Notification areas of your Account settings in Canvas, you can choose to have your Inbox Messages sent to other accounts such as your BPCC email, any other email account (gmail, AOL, etc.), or as a text message. This is accomplished via the Conversations in Notification Preferences.

Conversations Explained:

  • Added to Conversation: Receive a notification when someone adds you to pre-existing conversation.
  • Conversation Message: Notification that someone has sent you a message.
  • Conversations Created By Me: essentially CCs the message you created to you in your Notification Preferences.


5. Regrading a Quiz – In Canvas

Due to the fact we are human, we sometimes miskey a question on a quiz. This Tech Tip provides you with steps to Regrade a Quiz and award points to those who have earned them.


The regrade function works only with Multiple Choice, True/False, and Multiple Answer questions.

Regrade Options

Award Points for Both Answers

Using quiz analytics or student feedback, you may find that students found a question too confusing, or you realized that the question could have been listed with multiple answers when only one was selected. In cases like these, you can select the Award points for both corrected and previously correct answers option to avoid penalizing your students.

Award Points for Correct Answer

Occasionally an incorrect answer may get marked as the correct answer for a quiz. The Only award points for the corrected answer option allows you to correct the answer and give credit to those who selected the answer that should have been correct.

Give Everyone Full Credit

In some cases it might be appropriate to simply give everyone full credit for a question. Select the Give everyone full credit for this question option.

Update without Regrading

If you need to improve your question or answers for a future quiz, you can select the Update question without regrading option to update a question without regrading the students who have already taken the quiz.

Double check your work

Ed Tech suggest you access the Quiz from the Module list or from the Quizzes list. Make sure the changes have been saved.

Save It Now Option

Situations where Regrading is Not Functional

  • If the question is linked to a Test Bank, you will need to go into the Test Bank and edit the question.
    • Regrading is not functional when questions are linked to a Test Bank. You will need to manually update each student’s quiz.
  • Quiz regrade only works with specific quiz question types and only applies to students who have already taken the quiz.
  • Adding or removing a question does not trigger the quiz regrade feature.
  • Changing the point value for a quiz question also does not trigger a quiz regrade; the student’s submitted quiz will show the updated point value, but the current grade won’t change in the Gradebook.

If you have edited your quiz in one of these ways, you should moderate the quiz and let the student retake the quiz.


6. Setting your Notification Preferences

Set your notification preferences to control when you will be notified of changes to the courses you are enrolled in (such as a committee). This will increase your productivity because you will not need to go in and check if new content has been added.

  • Notifications are sent as one of four delivery types: send right away, daily summary, weekly summary, or don’t send. If you change a setting, the change is made immediately to your account.
  • Notification settings apply to all of your courses; you cannot change settings for individual courses.
  • You can reply directly to email notifications outside of Canvas and have the reply appear in Conversations. However, please be aware that attachments added as part of an external reply are not included with the message shown in the Canvas Inbox.

Also see the Canvas Community for Notification PreferencesWill open new browser window or tab


7. How to hide the grade distribution graphs from students

By default, students are able to see the grade distribution graph (including high, low, and mean) for each assignment/exam. In some cases you may choose to hide this graph (AKA box and whisker plot) from the students.

To turn this off, go to your course, Settings, and at the very bottom of the screen, click more options. Check the appropriate box.


8. Using the Peer Review feature in Canvas

Some classes, especially English classes, utilize peer reviewing as a mechanism for feedback and additional learning for the reviewer. This article further explains the purpose of a peer review:

Canvas has a feature that efficiently allows instructors to utilize this instructional strategy. Instructors can choose to have Canvas automatically assign peer reviewers or manually assign peer reviewers.


9. Using the Peer Review feature in Canvas

Some classes, especially English classes, utilize peer reviewing as a mechanism for feedback and additional learning for the reviewer. This article further explains the purpose of a peer review:

Why Peer Review?Will open new browser window or tab

Canvas has a feature that efficiently allows instructors to utilize this instructional strategy. Instructors can choose to have Canvas automatically assign peer reviewers or manually assign peer reviewers.

If you are interested in learning more about this feature go to:


10. Quiz Creation: Settings

BPCC Quiz Settings Recommendations:

There are many different ways to setup Quizzes in Canvas. The following settings is our (BPCC’s) recommendation. If you setup your Quizzes a different way and would like us to work with you on a specific process, please let us know.

  1. Make ALL Exams/Quizzes/Assessments available to students ONLY through Modules.
  2. Hide the navigation buttons Quizzes and Assignments.
  3. Add Quizzes and adjust Quiz setting through the Modules area. (The Quiz will be added automatically to Quizzes, Assignments, and to the course calendar.)

High Security Proctored Testing:

Recommendations for proctored (on BPCC campus) Quiz settings for exams, quizzes and assessments. This includes Quizzes given in Classrooms and Computer Labs. To ensure the highest Quiz security, we recommend using all the listed items, including the items marked “OPTIONAL“.

  1. OPTIONAL: Pull all questions from a Question Bank.
  2. OPTIONAL: Shuffle Answers
  3. OPTIONAL: Set Time Limit. (If time limit is set, the Quiz will automatically submit when time runs out.)
  4. DO NOT allow Multiple attempts
  5. OPTIONAL: Do NOT check “Let Students See Their Quiz Responses”. (This will hide their Quiz from being viewed once the Quiz has been submitted.)
  6. CHECK “Show one question at a time”
  7. CHECK “Lock questions after answering”
  8. CHECK “Require an access code”. Select a password. (You will share this with the students in your classroom at the start of the Quiz.)
  9. CHECK “Filter IP Addresses” and select from search “BPCC’s Restricted Testing”.(This is for use ONLY on BPCC’s Main Campus)
  10. Set Due Date
  11. Set “Available from” date and time. DO NOT SET the “Until” date.
  12. OPTIONAL: In Grades, “Mute” the column of this Quiz. (This will hide their Grade.)
  13. Publish the Exam/Quiz/Assessment

On the day of the Exam/Quiz/Assessment:

Once ALL students have submitted the Assessment in a single testing period, set the Until date of the Quiz to the current Date and Time. This action will lock the Quiz and submit any quizzes that are currently open. Note: (This includes changes from Blackboard)

  1. If an “Until” date is set and students are currently taking the Quiz, Canvas will immediately submit that Quiz.
    (This is different than Blackboard!)
  2. Prohibit “Backtracking” feature requires both options #6 and #7 to work correctly.
  3. DO NOT UN-PUBLISH the Module that contains the Quiz, during the quiz! If you do, Canvas will immediately submit all remaining open Quizzes.
    (This is different than Blackboard!)
  4. DO NOT change the “Password” during the Quiz! This action will kick the student out of the Quiz. However, the student can go back into the quiz if they know to enter the new password.
    (This is different than Blackboard!)
  5. Entering a “0” in the Gradebook of a Quiz/Assignment doesn’t block a student from submitting a Quiz/Assignment. In Canvas, the only way to block a student from submitting an Assessment and/or Assignment is to enter an “Until” date for that item. This action will LOCK that item.
    (This is different than Blackboard!)

11. Technology in the Classrooms

Students are bringing their mobile technology into the classrooms. Why not make great use of this during classroom meeting times to enhance learning?

Faculty are responsible for presenting material and assessing student learning in the courses they teach. Accomplishing this is not always easy, and coupled with the distraction of the mobile technology can make it more difficult.

Why not take advantage of the students’ desire to use mobile technology?

  • Preplan the use of technology
    • Let students know that that the class may access internet if it is for learning purposes
    • Make sure they know how to access the wireless access points. If you are unsure of how to do this, there are probably students in your class that do know how to access it. Let them explain the process.
  • Create an activity where the students find a piece of information related to the lecture presentation. Perhaps a video, image, or even a study guide created by another user. Have them share the resource with the other students
  • What do you do when a student asks a question about material that you did not plan on presenting, but is related to the topic? Check out this video for a suggestion:

 


12. Checking Broken Links

Often times instructors provide links to course material in an effort to make thing easier for students to locate material. Since we recommend that the Files area is unavailable to the students, it is crucial that these links are valid. Canvas provides a tool in you course that will automatically check the links to make sure they are unbroken.

What if you do not understand why it is reporting a broken link?

  1. If it is a link to a webpage outside of the Canvas course, it may report a false positive. Check the link. If it works as you intended, then disregard the message.
  2. Take a look at our video on our Tutorial Page.Will open new browser window or tab

13. Cleaning Up the Gradebook

Canvas has an awesome Gradebook. Here are some things to watch out for when working with your Gradebook and how to make it work effectively for you and your students.

Get it organized.

Organizing the gradebook begins in the Assignments section of Canvas.

  • Columns in the Canvas gradebook are generated by the creation/deletion of assignments.
  • You cannot create a column in the gradebook while viewing the gradebook.

The following will walk you through creating assignments and assignment groups:

Assignments video transcriptWill open new browser window or tab

Clean it up.

If you are importing your course from a previous semester, please review your Assignments page.

  • If you are using publisher content (Cengage, Pearson, McGraw Hill, etc.) that links students to their site, it is suggested that you delete the assignments prior to syncing your Canvas course to the publisher content.
    • Any of the old assignments will create a column in your gradebook. These will not link to the new semester’s course.
    • When you sync your course, depending on the publisher, the new assignments will create new columns in your gradebook.
  • Now is the time to create assignment groups if you have certain requirements for your course like weighted grades.

Delete unused categories or rename them

  • When performing an import from another course, the assignment group name may be labeled Imported Assignments. Consider editing this to a more meaningful name.

Customize it.

There are numerous options for fine tuning your Assignments


14. How can I build a unique Make-Up Quiz?

Some instructors choose to give unique make-up tests for added security. It is possible to achieve this in Canvas using the “Assign To” settings.

Once you have created the make-up assignment and are ready to assign it to a specific student or students:

  1. Open the course you would like to add the exception in,
  2. Locate and click the assignment/quiz,
  3. Click the Edit button,
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and locate the “Assign to” area,
  5. Click the “x” next to the Everyone selection to remove the assignment from everyone,
  6. Now type the student name you wish to assign this to, (Note: You can add multiple students to this field.)
  7. Set the new due date and available from and until dates,
  8. Click Save,
  9. A warning message will appear notifying you that this assignment is not being assigned to everyone. Click Continue.

Once complete, only the selected student will have access to the assignment/quiz. These settings will also prevent this assignment from being calculated for everyone else in the course. Please note for this to work, you need to leave the original assignment/quiz blank for the student(s) attempting the make-up. Adding a grade to that field could cause issues for the make-up student(s) total points calculation.

Here is a quick video to help walk you through the process:


15. Restrict an Assessment to Only BPCC Computers

Restricting an Assessment/Test/Quiz to a BPCC computer (Classroom or Computer Lab).

Answer:

Canvas can restrict an Assessment to BPCC computers. This access doesn’t include BPCC’s public Wi-Fi.

The option to select is “BPCC’s Restricted Testing”. Once selected, this option will reading something like: 76.165.211.0/255.255.255.224

Canvas Documentation: What options are available for Quizzes?Will open new browser window or tab

Video:

Action:

In Canvas:

  1. Edit the Test you want to restrict
  2. Scroll down to Quiz Restrictions > Filter IP Addresses.
  3. Check Filter IP Addresses
  4. Click the Search icon and click on “BPCC’s Restricted Testing.” That action will enter the approved IP address for BPCC.
    (example: 76.165.211.0/255.255.255.224).
  5. Then select “Save”.

16. Viewing Course Evaluations

In this video you will learn how to access past course evaluations in Canvas.

Please Note:

  • Faculty will only see the Course Evaluations link if they have past evaluations to view.
  • Course Evaluations are not available to faculty until the first Monday after Graduation.
  • Past evaluations are available to view for 1 year.


17. What does Mute Assignment do?

Canvas does a great job of notifying students and instructors of any changes going on in a course once that course has been published. Unfortunately, that is not always a good thing when we are grading papers.

Luckily for us, Canvas features a tool called Mute Assignment. Muting an assignment or quiz stops all notifications about that item’s grading until you decide to unmute it.

To mute an assignment from the Gradebook:

  1. Locate the corresponding Gradebook column for the assignment/quiz you want to mute.
  2. Hover over the name of the assignment/quiz and click the drop-down menu.
  3. Click Mute Assignment.
  4. A confirmation dialog will appear. Click Mute Assignment to confirm the action.

Here is a quick video to walk you through the process:


18. Beefing up your online Quizzes

It may now be on your mind to start improving your quizzes from the basic to the more robust in order to effectively measure course learning outcomes.
There are several options available to you for quizzes. This tip will focus on the basic quiz options.

Set Quiz Options

Quiz settings have several options. For the full description go to Quiz Options.Will open new browser window or tab

Shuffle Answers [1]. You can shuffle (randomize) answers.

Time Limit [2]. You can choose to set a time limit by entering the number of minutes students have to complete the entire quiz.

Multiple Attempts [3]. You can allow multiple attempts.

Quiz Responses [4]. Allows students see what they answered, any automatic feedback generated by the quiz for correct or incorrect answers, and which questions they got wrong. Quizzes default to this option, so if you do not want students to see their quiz responses, deselect the checkbox.

As part of this option, you can restrict students view of the quiz results to Only Once After Each Attempt [5]. Students will only be able to view the results immediately after they have completed the quiz – results include both their responses and the correct answers.

Correct Answers [6]. This settings enables a green “Correct” tab on every correct answer for the entire quiz. Quizzes default to this option, so if you do not want students to see their quiz responses, deselect the checkbox.
As a part of this option, you can also control when and for how long students can see the correct answers by setting dates (and specific times, if desired) in the Show and Hide fields.

  • To show answers immediately after quiz is submitted, leave the Show and Hide fields blank.
  • To create a date range to display the answers, set a start date in the Show field and an ending date in the Hide field.
  • To always show answers after a specific date, set a date in the Show field.
  • To hide answers after a specific date, set a date in the Hide field.

Note: If the Only Once After Each Attempt option is selected, it will override any show or hide dates or times. If you want to show or hide correct answers on any specific date or time, the Only Once option should not be selected.

One Question at a Time [7]. You can show one question at a timeWill open new browser window or taband lock questions after answering.


19. Canvas Roll Call Attendance to Excel

Import the Canvas Roll Call Attendance into an Excel spreadsheet.

Video Walk-through:

Steps:

  1. Highlight the first 7 columns (A-G).
    1. Right-click
    2. DeleteSpread Sheet Demo
  2. Highlight the last column (Timestamp)
    1. Right-click
    2. Delete
  3. Click on the square with gray triangle in it so that the entire sheet is highlighted
    1. Hover mouse on line between columns A and BSpread Sheet Demo
    2. Double- click to auto-fit the column contentsSpread Sheet Demo
  4. Click on column B
    1. Right-click
    2. InsertSpread Sheet Demo
  5. Click on column A
  6. Go to the tabs
    1. and click on DATA
    2. Click on Text to ColumnsSpread Sheet Demo
  7. Click NextSpread Sheet Demo
    1. Check the box Space, Click FinishSpread Sheet Demo
  8. Rename columns to First Name and Last Name
  9. Click any cell that contains data, then click CTRL+A
  10. Click on the HOME tab
    1. Click Sort and FilterSpread Sheet Header
    2. Click Custom Sort…Spread Sheet Filter Options
    3. Sort by: Last Name
    4. Click Add Level
    5. Sort by: Class Date
    6. Click OK

20. Excusing an Assignment on Canvas

In certain situations, you may wish to excuse a student from an assignment. In this case, a student’s grade will not suffer for missing the assignment.

In order to do this, go to the Canvas grade book, and in that student’s grade type in EX. Canvas will calculate the student’s overall grade minus this assignment. Keep in mind that the student’s overall points available will change and be unique to them.

Excuse Assignment

View Excused Assignment


21. Allowing Multiple Attempts on Quizzes

Some instructors may ask why would you give multiple attempts on quizzes? If you would like to use quizzes as formative assessments, then allowing multiple attempts is the answer. Formative assessments are used for learners to quiz themselves as they are learning new information.

Canvas will allow you to choose the highest score, latest score, or average score of all attempts.

This is not the same as allowing an extra attempt for an individual student. This function is found under Moderating a Quiz.

Allowing Multiple Attempts

View Expanded Options

Allow Multiple Attempts

  • Recent Quiz Score [1]—You can choose whether to keep the highest score, latest score, or average score of all attempts. By default, Canvas will keep the highest score unless this setting is changed.
  • Allowed Attempts [2]—You can allow multiple attempts and limit the number of attempts. The default dashes represent unlimited attempts.

Allowing multiple attempts has an effect on the next section, which is the allowances for students to review their quiz results.

If you allow more than one attempt for the quiz, please be aware that not all students may complete all attempts and therefore may never see their quiz responses. For instance, if a student has three attempts but achieves their desired score in the second attempt, the student will most likely not complete the third (and last) attempt. That means their quiz responses and correct answers will not appear because the last attempt was not completed. To allow these students to see their responses, you would have to manually change the quiz settings at a later time.

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 22. Students See Their Responses to Quizzes

Canvas allows instructors to set review settings to allow for timely feedback for the student regarding their quiz.


Set Quiz Options

Quiz Responses [4]. Allows students see what they answered, any automatic feedback generated by the quiz for correct or incorrect answers, and which questions they got wrong. Quiz responses include both correct and incorrect answers. Quizzes default to this option, so if you do not want students to see their quiz responses, deselect the checkbox.

As part of this option, you can restrict students’ view of the quiz results to Only Once After Each Attempt [5]. Students will only be able to view the results immediately after they have completed the quiz—results include both their responses and the correct answers (if checkbox is selected).

  • This option may not be appropriate for quizzes that require manual grading, such as essay questions, where students would require additional views to see the updated results.
  • When a quiz is saved with the Only Once After Each Attempt option, you can use the Moderate Quiz feature to give students additional views to their quiz results.

Correct Answers [6]. This settings enables a green “Correct” tab on every correct answer for the entire quiz. Quizzes default to this option, so if you do not want students to see their quiz responses, deselect the checkbox.

As a part of this option, you can also control when and for how long students can see the correct answers by setting dates (and specific times, if desired) in the Show and Hide fields.

  • To show answers immediately after quiz is submitted, leave the Show and Hide fields blank.
  • To create a date range to display the answers, set a start date in the Show field and an ending date in the Hide field.
  • To always show answers after a specific date, set a date in the Show field.
  • To hide answers after a specific date, set a date in the Hide field.

Note: If the Only Once After Each Attempt option is selected, it will override any show or hide dates or times. If you want to show or hide correct answers on any specific date or time, the Only Once option should not be selected.

If you retain the Quizzes default option for students to see their quiz responses:

  • If you allow at least one attempt for the quiz, the Let Student See Their Quiz Responses area will display a Only after their last attempt checkbox [3]. Selecting this option means that students can only see their correct responses after their last quiz attempt.
  • If you allow more than one attempt for the quiz, please be aware that not all students may complete all attempts and therefore may never see their quiz responses. For instance, if a student has three attempts but achieves their desired score in the second attempt, the student will most likely not complete the third (and last) attempt. That means their quiz responses and correct answers will not appear because the last attempt was not completed. To allow these students to see their responses, you would have to manually change the quiz settings at a later time.

If you retain the Quizzes default option for students to see the correct answers:

  • If you allow at least one attempt for the quiz, the Let Student See The Correct Answers area will display a Only after their last attempt checkbox [4]. Selecting this option means that students can only see the correct quiz answers after their last attempt. This option will follow the current quiz functionality around multiple attempts. If a student never makes it to the last attempt, the correct answer setting will not apply. To allow the student to view the correct answers, you can manually change the quiz options at a later time.

23. Sending a message via Inbox to your Entire Class

A great feature of Inbox allows you to send a message to your entire class with just a few clicks. It is suggested that when you send a message to the entire class, you should select the box to ‘Send individual messages.’

MyBPCC Demo

MyBPCC Email Demo

MyBPCC Email Demo 2


24. Setting the Due and Availability Dates in Quizzes

This week wraps up the quiz settings. The focus of this tip is Setting the Due and Availability Dates.

The Due date will populate into the Canvas calendar, provide Notifications for students, and be visible next to the quiz title when viewed at the Module and Quiz levels.

The Availability date will set when the student can access the quiz. If you want the student to access the quiz at all times, allowing for late submissions, leave these areas blank.


Assign Demo

You can set the Due Date [1], Available From date [2], and available Until date [3] for the quiz. These fields are optional and can be set depending how you want to manage the quiz:

  1. Due Date: the date and time that the Quiz is due
  2. Available From: the date and time when the Quiz will become available for students to take the quiz
  3. Until: the date and time when students can no longer take the quiz

Learn more about due and availability dates.Will open new browser window or tab


25. Student’s See Their Responses to Quizzes

Canvas allows instructors to set review settings to allow for timely feedback for the student regarding their quiz.

Set Quiz Options 2

Quiz Responses [4]. Allows students see what they answered, any automatic feedback generated by the quiz for correct or incorrect answers, and which questions they got wrong. Quiz responses include both correct and incorrect answers. Quizzes default to this option, so if you do not want students to see their quiz responses, deselect the checkbox.

As part of this option, you can restrict students’ view of the quiz results to Only Once After Each Attempt [5]. Students will only be able to view the results immediately after they have completed the quiz – results include both their responses and the correct answers (if checkbox is selected).

  • This option may not be appropriate for quizzes that require manual grading, such as essay questions, where students would require additional views to see the updated results.
  • When a quiz is saved with the Only Once After Each Attempt option, you can use the Moderate Quiz feature to give students additional views to their quiz results.

Correct Answers [6]. This settings enables a green “Correct” tab on every correct answer for the entire quiz. Quizzes default to this option, so if you do not want students to see their quiz responses, deselect the checkbox.

As a part of this option, you can also control when and for how long students can see the correct answers by setting dates (and specific times, if desired) in the Show and Hide fields.

  • To show answers immediately after quiz is submitted, leave the Show and Hide fields blank.
  • To create a date range to display the answers, set a start date in the Show field and an ending date in the Hide field.
  • To always show answers after a specific date, set a date in the Show field.
  • To hide answers after a specific date, set a date in the Hide field.

Note: If the Only Once After Each Attempt option is selected, it will override any show or hide dates or times. If you want to show or hide correct answers on any specific date or time, the Only Once option should not be selected.

If you retain the Quizzes default option for students to see their quiz responses:

  • If you allow at least one attempt for the quiz, the Let Student See Their Quiz Responses area will display a Only after their last attempt checkbox [3]. Selecting this option means that students can only see their correct responses after their last quiz attempt.
  • If you allow more than one attempt for the quiz, please be aware that not all students may complete all attempts and therefore may never see their quiz responses. For instance, if a student has three attempts but achieves their desired score in the second attempt, the student will most likely not complete the third (and last) attempt. That means their quiz responses and correct answers will not appear because the last attempt was not completed. To allow these students to see their responses, you would have to manually change the quiz settings at a later time.

If you retain the Quizzes default option for students to see the correct answers:

  • If you allow at least one attempt for the quiz, the Let Student See The Correct Answers area will display a Only after their last attempt checkbox [4]. Selecting this option means that students can only see the correct quiz answers after their last attempt. This option will follow the current quiz functionality around multiple attempts. If a student never makes it to the last attempt, the correct answer setting will not apply. To allow the student to view the correct answers, you can manually change the quiz options at a later time.

26. Using SpeedGrade

SpeedGrader is a very useful feature of Canvas that allows you to quickly grade your students’ assignments, hence the name. Over the next few weeks, Tech Tips will cover the many tools that you can utilize within SpeedGrader. This week will cover the basic usage, and how to use Settings to make the process even more efficient for you.

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Access SpeedGrader

You can access SpeedGrader in several ways:

Accessing it will cause another tab on your web browser to open. When you have completed the grading of the assignment, it is recommended that you close that tab.

For efficiency, you can sort how you would like to show the submissions. You can sort the submissions alphabetically by student, by the date assignments were submitted, or by submission status (needs grading, not submitted, etc.). See the screenshots for more detail.