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Open Ended Quiz Type

Dear Panopto team,

I am a great fan of the quiz feature for videos as it allows for interactivity between the lesson and the students. What I would love to see is an 'open ended' question type where viewers can respond with there own answers (possibly limited to n characters if necessary). This would open the door to deeper feedback from viewers who could express their thoughts on a topic, share experiences related to a subject, and give their opinions on new material.

Many thanks,


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  • There's definitely a huge potential for expanding quizzes - video interactivity could be an exciting new direction for Panopto...

  • Giving this a quick bump as I also recently had an instructor asking about short answer type quiz questions. Our workaround is having students create a discussion post for their answer to a question, but something like this in the quizzing feature would be great.

  • crickets...

  • KathrynKathryn Administrator

    Hi! Open-ended questions for quizzes are a great idea, and we are considering this feature for the future. At this time, they are not on our short term roadmap though. However, as a workaround, you can use Panopto videos with H5P and Hihaho, and they offer a wider set of question types.

  • The development of the open-ended quiz feature was implied during our institutions "request for proposal" and bidding process. It was a bit of a deal breaker for us, and I expect to see it soon. While some creators use quiz questions to generate a grade (a check that students are reallly watching), others use the quiz questions as a way for students to pause and reflect on the learning. We don't need a grade, we need students to stop and think. This is critical to good pedagogy.

  • Preach, Christopher!

  • Our college has recently implemented Panopto and I'm getting quite a few comments from faculty asking for the open-ended question type for quizzes. I agree with Christopher that the question type would open so many possibilities. Thank you.

  • Hear, hear to an open-ended quiz question type. I get that it would require a bit of work to upgrade the quiz grading system because you'd need a way for instructors to go through the responses and interact with the answers and grade them. There are ways to think about that though. The important thing is to allow the opportunity for student reflection (that's not a public comment) while watching the video.

  • This functionality would be very, very helpful. Currently, if instructors want to use a video-based assessment in which students must write their own answers, they must continue to use the Canvas Quiz option. The Playposit quiz embed tool I used while at Rutgers can do this--instructors can grade the quizzes in Playposit, and once synched, those results are fed to the Canvas Gradebook. While a tool like Playposit may have a steeper learning curve than making Panopto quizzes, I still think instructors and students alike would benefit from this feature.

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