Purpose: As of January 16, 2021, Instructure has deployed a new version of the Canvas Rich Content Editor for all courses and accounts in Canvas. The “New” Rich Content Editor (RCE) is an updated version of the text editor provided when creating or editing a Canvas announcement, page, assignment, discussion, or quiz. Users can type and format text, add items such as files or links, and insert third party tool integrations in the text box space provided.
**It is advised to not upload video files directly in Canvas but to upload them to MediaAMP, an ASU-licensed streaming site, then post or embed the video into Canvas. This alleviates course space as each course is limited to 2 gigabytes only.**
**Each course in a different Canvas department account may have different third party tools available to use. If you wish to use a tool not available to you, please reach out to the LX Design team or Experience Center and ask if it is available for your department and how to proceed with a request for it.**
Purpose: Respondus Monitor can be enabled on a Canvas quiz to require students to be video recorded by their web cameras while taking an assessment in Respondus Lockdown browser. After taking an exam, instructors will receive instant feedback with video time stamps on any facial issues recognized throughout the duration of the exam. Instructors should review attempts that are flagged as medium to high priority to ensure there are no academic integrity issues.
**Please refer any academic issues or inquiries to your department lead or the department’s Academic Integrity officer.**
Purpose: Respondus Lockdown Browser and Respondus Monitor are online proctoring tools that can be enabled by the instructor on a Canvas quiz to deter students from cheating. Respondus Lockdown Browser is a web browser that prevents test takers from opening other, third-party, tools on their desktop computer while take an assessment with it.
Additionally, Respondus Monitor can be enabled to require students to be video recorded by their web cameras while taking an assessment in Respondus Lockdown browser. Respondus Monitor will provide pre-exam checks students must perform before beginning the assessment. After taking an exam, instructors will receive instant feedback with video time stamps on any facial issues recognized throughout the duration of the exam.
**Register for a session on Quiz Proctoring with Respondus to learn more about this tool and other best practices to consider before using. A schedule of dates is available at https://lms.asu.edu/training in the calendar.**
Purpose: Question Groups are used to generate question randomization on Canvas quizzes. In addition, it can choose a number of questions to randomize so different quiz versions can be automatically created for each student.
**Question Groups can only pull questions and randomize from a set of questions or one Question Bank. It cannot selectively pick an amount of question types like 3 multiple choice and 3 fill-in-the-blank question. Separate Question Groups and Question Banks must be created for this to be possible.**
**It is recommended to create and link Question Banks to a question group as individual questions built in a quiz CANNOT be copied over to another quiz.**
Canvas Guides: How do I create a quiz with a question group to randomize quiz questions?
Canvas Guides: How do I create a quiz with a question group linked to a question bank?
Canvas Questions: Question Banks v. Question Groups v. Individual Questions
email the LMS Migration team
Purpose: Extra points, or credit, can be allotted to a student’s quiz grade when needed in two places, the Grades link and as “Fudge Points” through the Canvas SpeedGrader. Students will be able to see point allotments in either places. Please communicate grade calculations to students when this is performed to avoid final grade confusion.
**The “Fudge Point” method also applies to Quizzes.Next**
**There is currently no method of entering extra credit points automatically to an entire class, instructors must performs this manually and per student.**
**Steps are performed using the New Gradebook, if your gradebook looks different, please adjust steps as needed**
Canvas Guides: How do I give extra credit in a course?
Canvas Guides: How do I grade quiz questions in SpeedGrader?
Canvas Guides: How do I get to SpeedGrader from the Gradebook?
Canvas Guides: How do I get to SpeedGrader from the New Gradebook?
email the LMS Migration team
Purpose: Question Banks are a question pool system allowing instructors to reuse quiz questions in multiple quizzes or exams. Question Banks only need to be created once, then they can be pulled to other courses or copied over.
Purpose: Instructors wanting to create an initial written, document, image, or media-based prompt can use the “Text (no question)” quiz question. This type of question is great to use when students need to show comprehension through provided materials such as videos, audios, or readings. Comprehension questions relating to the prompt should follow after, but remind students to refer to the prompt in order to successfully complete the quiz.
Please make sure to consider how much time will be required for students to complete the quiz when setting time limits, which includes interacting with the material and answering the questions after.
Purpose: “Fill in Multiple Blanks” are used for questions that require more than one typed answer. Please note that answers cannot be made case sensitive. This means Canvas will accept a typed answer regardless of capital or lowercase being submitted. If case sensitivity is important, please consider creating a different type of question.
Purpose: Restricting a quiz by IP Address should only be used when the quiz is taken in a computer lab or proctored room setting. This will allow only students within the address range to access the quiz on designated devices. It prevents students from using other devices through Wi-Fi whether inside or outside of the room. The IP address is unique to the room or computers, so instructors should speak with IT or Classroom support to get the necessary information in order to properly set up this function.
Purpose: The “Moderate Quiz” option for published quizzes, allows instructors to add attempts and provide time extensions for specific students. This feature allows instructors to provide needed accommodations for DRC students. However, please make sure to enact the extension for each quiz published to students in a course.