Creating Quizzes

Canvas allows you to make quizzes for your students to take through the site.

  • Log into Canvas.
  • Select a course from the dropdown menu.
  • Select Quizzes from the left-hand sidebar.
  • Click the Create a New Quiz button.
  • Use the dropdown menu to choose whether you want the quiz to be graded or ungraded.
  • Choose the assignment group in which you want the quiz to be scored.
  • Enter the name of the quiz in the field.
  • Choose whether you want Canvas to shuffle the answer options for each question.
  • Choose whether you want to impose a time limit on the quiz.
  • Choose whether you want student responses to be anonymous.
  • Choose whether you want to allow students to view their previous answers and whether those answers were correct, or whether you prefer to block that information.
  • Choose whether students will only have one opportunity to complete the quiz once they begin.
  • Give your quiz a due date to add it to the course calendar.
  • Lock the quiz after the due date to enforce the due date.
  • Save your settings when you finish.
  • Enter the instructions for the quiz in the content box.
  • Add question groups to organize your questions in your quiz.
  • Choose how many questions from each question group Canvas should randomly select to give to your students on their quizzes.
  • Choose how many points each question is worth.
  • Click the Create Group button.
  • Enter a title for the question.
  • Use the dropdown menu to choose what type of question you would like to ask.
  • Enter the correct answer in the field with the green arrow next to it, and enter as many alternate answers as you like.
  • Click the Update Questions button when you are finished with your question.
  • Select Preview the Quiz to view the quiz as your students will see it on Canvas.
  • Click the Keep Editing This Quiz button when you are finished previewing the quiz.
  • Click the Publish Quiz button when your quiz is complete to make it available to your students.

When you create a quiz, it will appear in your gradebook. Learn how to manage students' grades here.

When students submit their quizzes, you can grade them through Canvas using the SpeedGrader tool. Learn how here.

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