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Canvas - How do I use Classic quizzes?

Canvas currently supports two quizzing engines – Classic Quizzes and New Quizzes.

Classic quizzes can be accessed from the Quizzes link in the course side navigation menu. After clicking on Quizzes, a classic quiz can be created by clicking the +Quiz button and then selecting the option for Classic QuizzesClassic quiz types include Graded Quiz, Practice Quiz, Graded Survey, and Ungraded Survey. Graded options display in the Syllabus, Gradebook, Calendar, and To Do Lists. Quizzes support various question types such as multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, formula, and multiple answers. Articles on creating each of the various question are linked below. Quiz questions can also be pulled from question banks. Quiz questions can be manually graded in SpeedGrader if desired.

Quizzes Video Overview


Quiz Types

There are four different types of quizzes you can create: graded quiz, practice quiz, graded survey, ungraded survey. Once you pick the quiz type, you can use the question types below. 

Question types

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Tips and Tricks

  • By default, quizzes you create in your course will be assigned to everyone. You can specify a due date and availability dates that apply to everyone. You can also assign a quiz to an individual student or course section. This will allow you to have different due dates for different students if desired.
  • Interested in using equations in your quiz questions? Classic quiz questions support use of the Rich Content Editor allowing for equations in the text of a problem, or as choices in multiple choice and multiple answer questions. See Rich Content Editor documentation for details.
  • If you have a student who needs extra time on a timed quiz, perhaps due to ACCESS accommodations, you can make the adjustment to give individual students extra time. Students can also be given extra attempts.
  • A quiz can be copied from one course to another by using Direct Share.
  • You can create a question in a quiz that does not include answers or point values. A text (no question) quiz question can be used as a preface to a quiz or a group of questions within a quiz. You may wish to use this type of question to include a passage of text, image, or video that will be referenced in subsequent questions.
24/7/365 Canvas chat and email support is available through the help icon in Canvas or by calling the phone support for faculty, staff and students. 

Keywordsassessment, scoring, timed, multiple choice, matching, multiple answer, numerical answer, formula, essay, true/false, fill in the blank, survey, surveys, practice quiz, RCE   Doc ID98622
OwnerStephanie S.GroupUW-La Crosse
Created2020-03-10 14:21:47Updated2023-07-05 14:12:45
SitesUW-La Crosse
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