All the sudden my new cards are not showing in the order that I created them and weirdly it will switch between the lectures I made. E.g. If I had a lecture on the ear and the next lecture I made cards on was pain then it will show one from the ear and then one from the pain lecture and keep switching between them? It’s kind of annoying when trying to learn that topic. Any fixes? I’ve tried to put it on random then back into gathered order and didn’t work.
What are your Deck Options (Deck Options - Anki Manual) for New Card Insertion order, Gather order, and Sort order? Make sure you check the deck you clicked to study, even if these cards are in a subdeck.
If your Due column shows a date and not a Due #, then the cards are not new. Anki will display new cards in the order you’ve configured, but once they’ve been reviewed once, they will come back in a random order, as reviewing in the same order each time leads to weaker memories, as you can guess the answer based on what has come before.
Eureka! Anki is showing your cards in the order gathered just fine. The problem is that the cards you created on 30 Nov-1 Dec, and the cards you created on 5 Dec have all been meshed together with the same Due #s. That ordinarily only happens with siblings … I have no idea what caused it here, but it’s fixable for now, so you can get back to studying in order.
These Due #s seem unnecessarily big. Unless you have a continuous queue of 1.5 billion cards in front of them , there’s no reason to keep them that high. (It’s often a Shared deck that brings huge numbers with it.) Since these numbers only matter relative to each other, you can assign them to pretty much anything to keep them in the order you want. The command to use is “Reposition” – read about it at Browsing - Anki Manual.
I’d suggest –
Search for is:new across your whole collection, and sort by Due. If there are sets of cards you want to keep “before” or “after” these, you might as well do that now too. Otherwise, just make sure none of them are high like this. Then pick a number where you want these cards to “start.”
Now search just in these decks for the cards you want to fix. Sort them by Creation time-stamp instead.
Select All > Cards > Reposition . If you’re not happy with how they moved, you can Undo and do it again.
Repeat that process for any other groups of cards that need it – put them in the order you want, then Reposition.
Run Tools > Check Database. Since you’ve gotten rid of the high numbers, that will set a new bottom to the queue, where your next cards should be automatically created.