How do I create a quiz using New Quizzes? 

Learn more about New Quizzes.

Please look at the Knowledge Base article on new quizzes vs. Classic quizzes to see the feature changes!

1. Open Quizzes

Canvas Navigation menu pointing to Quizzes

In Course Navigation, click the Quizzes link.

2. Add Quiz

Add Quiz Canvas Button

Click the Add Quiz button.

3. Create New Quiz

Selection in quizzes for new quizzes

In the Choose a Quiz Engine screen, select the New Quizzes option [1].

Then click the Submit button [3]. 

4. Edit Quiz Details

Options to edit quiz

In the Assignment Name field [1], enter the name of your quiz. To enter quiz details, enter the total points possible [2], select the assignment group [3], and choose how the grade is displayed to students [4].

The points possible set on the assignment details page is the total points possible for the quiz.

5. Assign Quiz

Assign to quiz options

In the Assign To field [1], select who will be required to take the quiz. You can assign the quiz to individual students or sections.

In the Due field [2], select the quiz due date.

In the Available from and Until fields [3], select the availability dates for the quiz. The available from time is when the students can view the quiz. The available until time is when the quiz and feedback are no longer available to students. Warning, the available until time will stop a quiz attempt if the attempt is occurring when the available until time shuts down the quiz. Example, if the until time is set at 10:00am, and a student is still taking the quiz at that time, Canvas will auto-submit what they have and kick them out of the quiz. This can affect student accommodations. See the accommodations blog with new quizzes for more information.

6. Save Quiz

Saving options for canvas new quizzes

To save your quiz details, click the Save button [1]. To save and publish your quiz, click the Save & Publish button [2].

Clicking the Save or Save & Publish button returns you to the page where you opened the quiz.

7. Open Build Page

Build page selection

To open the New Quizzes build page and add questions and content to your quiz, click the Build button.

8. Build Quiz

Build page in Canvas

In the Build page, you can edit the title and description of your quiz [1], view your item banks [2], align the quiz to outcomes [3], preview the quiz from the student view [4], and navigate the quiz [5].

You can use the Rich Content Editor to format and add content to your quiz instructions.

9. Add Content

Add content page in Canvas

To add content to your quiz, click the Add button.

Edit question content options

To insert content from an item bank, click the Item Bank button [1]. To create a new question, click the button for the question type [2] or add stimulus content [3]

The following question types are available in New Quizzes:

10. Edit Question

Edit Question

For each question, you can enter a question title [1], question stem [2] In the Question Stem field [2], add the question stem. The question stem contains the question and, if necessary, additional instructions and information. You can use the Rich Content Editor to format and add content to your question stem, and answers [3]. You may also select options specific to the question [4], align the question to an outcome [5], and add the question to an item bank[6]. 

In the Points field [7], adjust the point value for the question by entering a number or clicking the arrow buttons. To add general student feedback, click the Feedback icon [8].

To save the question, click the Done button [9].

Note: Essay questions do not include an answer field and must be graded manually.

11. Delete Question

Delete Question icon

To delete a question, click the Delete icon. The page will confirm you want to remove the item

12. View Question Navigator

Question Navigator

In the Question Navigator, you can view each question number [1], question type [2], point total [3], question stem [4], and total question points [5].

To view a question in the quiz, click the question stem [1]. You will be taken to the question within the quiz.

To manually reorder questions, click and hold the Move icon [2]. Drag the question to where you want it to display in the quiz.

If you need more support on this topic, please feel free to schedule a one-on-one appointment with our instructional design team!