Feature Ideas

Feature Request -= Feedback in Assessments or Tests/Quizzes


There needs to be a way to highlight and comment directly on student work in an Assessment or Test/Quiz.  For example, if a student completes a short answer/essay question in Schoology, I need to not only be able to add a comment on the work, but also connect that comment to specific text in the student response.



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    Yimei Shao Official comment

    Hi all, 

    Thank you all for your feedback. 

    Although we review all submissions, it’s not possible, due to the high volume of requests, to personally respond to every posted request. 

    Please rest assured we have noted this request which helps us gather feedback for our Product team to consider this feature for future updates.

    Additionally, while the long-term plan for Schoology is to enhance Course Assessments and phase out the Test/Quiz feature, we want to ensure a seamless transition for everyone using our original testing feature. 

    Since there are several features that we want to add to Course Assessments before retiring Test/Quiz, we recommend that you click Follow on each section of the Product Roadmap to stay up to date on other key features we're currently building:


    Thank you for your understanding and for your help in making Schoology even better!


    Yimei Shao
    Knowledge Management Specialist
    Schoology, Inc.

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    Cynthia Farrell


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    Amy Bradley

    This is my frustration.  Has this been fixed yet for the 2019-20 school year?

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    Raul Spadaro

    You can add comments in written answers within test/quizzes. However, this can not be done in assessments and it is important to send feedback to students on an essay or short answer, particularly for World Languages where students need to see exactly where the mistake is to remediate their writing skill.

    Please Schoology, fix this problem if all possible. Thank you!

    Edited by Raul Spadaro
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    Brian Cook

    Hi all,

    My fear is that what we’re asking for is not really on Schoology’s radar.  It seems to me that they are developing the Assessments tool to be a tool for automatically scoring huge administrations of tests.  Whenever I look on the product roadmap, it seems like they are largely working on Managed Assessments at the Enterprise level.  If I’m right about this (that the tool is really about administration) then it’s not very likely that anyone would be providing individual feedback anyway - too many students in any given administration of the test to do so.

    Schoology, please tell me I’m wrong?  Sorry, right now, your Assessments tool is misnamed - without the ability to give rich feedback, it’s not an assessment - it’s a test with automatic grading.  This kind of oversight is a fatal flaw for Assessments.

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    Mrs. Kuryla

    I'm worried about that also and I commented on another thread for the same feature.  

    For me, the main improvement over the test/quiz tool was the ability for students to input math as they do for many of our state assessments.  The lack of ability to give feedback makes this completely useless a the classroom level. :(

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