Q: I want to randomize the order of my questions, but I still want to ensure some questions come before others. How can I accomplish this?
A: There are two approaches to this. If you want to create sections of questions where each section has a randomized order, you can create a separate question group for each section. Then you add questions to the appropriate section's question group. Questions will then be randomly selected from the sections, but questions in Section 1 will appear before Section 2 and so on.
If you are looking to ensure that some questions appear at a certain spot in the quiz (e.g. question 3 is always the same) you can use "+ New Question" and create the question and then create question groups that surround this question. For our example that would mean you'd have a question group that picks 2 questions, then use "+New Question" for question 3, and then another question group for the rest of the questions.
Q: I have a fact pattern that is used for several questions and I don't want to rewrite the fact pattern for every question what can I do?
A: This is an opportune time to use the "Text (No Question)" question type. This 'question' is worth zero points so you can place the fact pattern in such a question and then have either the corresponding questions follow either in a specific order or in a question group.
Q: Can I set a word limit for Essay question responses?
A: At this time Canvas Quizzes do not allow for that.
Q: My Question exceeds the character limit, but I can not shorten it any more, what should I do to still have this question in my quiz?
A: There are two workarounds currently.