Quick Check Overview
From firstname.lastname@example.org eLearning Design & Services on March 8th, 2017
Quick Check is a tool for creating inline assessments in Canvas, allowing you to integrate frequent, low-stakes assessment in a course. Providing a mix of higher and lower stakes assessments can help instructors get to know students’ work, provide multiple opportunities for feedback, and deter cheating.
Using Quick Check as an external tool assignment, with content placed in the assignment description, allows integration of content and assessment in a format that is difficult to achieve in a traditional quiz. Presenting questions as part of the content can be less intimidating to students than a more formal assessment, and encourages additional interaction with the content.
The Quick Check authoring and management tool is accessed from the Canvas course’s left navigation bar.
An instructor can create a set of quick checks, similar to a question bank, that can be used in one or more courses. Sets can be used from semester to semester with no additional setup required.
Other instructors can be invited to a set. You can give them editing or read-only permissions. Each set can be customized with the features that work best for your course. Subsets allow you to further organize your quick checks. For instance, you could create a subset that corresponds to a module in your course.
Quick Check offers the following question types: multiple choice, multiple correct, matrix, matching, text match, multiple dropdowns, and numerical.
It’s easy to embed a quick check as a Canvas external tool assignment.
Student attempts along with pertinent response data are always recorded. And while grades are automatically passed back to Canvas, they can be quickly added or edited from the Quick Check tool.
You can quickly see how individual students responded to questions. Or, you can view analytics for the class as a whole. See general statistics on student performance, as well as how students answered each question.
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