New Quizzes Overview
If you have created a quiz in Canvas, the quiz building and quiz-taking experience you are most likely familiar with what is now called “Classic Quizzes.” There is now an option to create a Classic or New Quiz.
This article includes Canvas resources, a side-by-side comparison of Classic and New Quiz features, and a walkthrough of the New Quiz landing page, “Build,” to help you make the choice between using Classic and New Quizzes for your course.
There is quite a bit of documentation on how to use the New Quizzes tool in the Canvas Guides for New Quizzes
This section is a side-by-side illustrations of some Classic and New Quiz features. For a more comprehensive list, see the official feature comparison document.
The quiz landing page has been changed to a Build page with tabs for Settings, Reports, and Moderation.
Questions can be edited directly from the Build page, rather than by navigating from the Questions tab in classic quizzes.
Classic Quizzes - Edit Questions
New Quizzes - Edit Questions
When building a New Quiz, there is the option “Do not count this assignment towards the final grade,” which replaces the Quiz Type dropdown.
Classic Quizzes - Quiz Type
New Quizzes - Do not count towards final grade
Question banks used for Classic quizzes are now “item banks.” For more information, see “Question Banks in New Quizzes.”
Note: The old question bank system does not interact with the new Banks system. If your course has many quizzes that pull from question banks, it may take a while to convert them to New Quizzes, as there is not a way to migrate question banks directly to New Quiz “Banks.”
Classic Quizzes - Question Banks
New Quizzes - Banks
In classic quizzes, outcomes were associated to question banks with one or more questions. In New Quizzes, outcomes can be associated to the overall quiz and individual questions. For more information, see “Managing Outcomes in New Quizzes.”
Classic Quizzes - Connection with Outcomes
New Quizzes - Connection with Outcomes
New question options include Categorization, Ordering, and Hot Spot. You can also link directly to an item bank in the quiz. Canvas guides include walkthroughs for each item type.
Classic Quizzes - Question Types
New Quizzes - Question Types
Moderation options, such as giving students extra time for a quiz, are now accessible from the Build page. For more information, see “Giving Students Time Extensions in New Quizzes.”
Classic Quizzes - Moderate this Quiz
New Quizzes - Moderate
New Quizzes also includes features such as a way to set a waiting period between multiple attempts on a quiz, an on-screen calculator option and answer shuffling within some question types, Quiz and Item Analysis and a new Outcomes Analysis dashboard.
- Watch a four-minute general tutorial video produced by Canvas to see New Quizzes in use. Note that the way to choose a quiz engine has been changed and matches the New Quiz Button video.
- Read the Canvas Guide “What is New Quizzes?”
- Watch a three-minute New Quiz Overview for Students to see what a New Quiz will look like for your students.
- See a list of Canvas Guides for New Quizzes.
- See a list of answered questions in the Canvas Community for New Quizzes.
- 2020.01.30 Chat Archive (30 January 2020). Canvas Community. Google Doc.