All about New Quizzes

As of November 2021, the Assignments and Quizzes tabs offer separate Edit and Build choices in the "three-dots" options menu for any New Quizzes-based quiz.

  • Edit is still where you set due and availability dates, including those you Assign To specific students or sections.
  • Build mode provides quiz-building features including Settings, Reports, Moderate, Preview, and the recently added Print capability.  
    • In addition, the Build button, originally added in March 2021, remains available from Edit mode for a New Quiz, at bottom right near the Save button. 

Canvas's New Quizzes has been in use in select courses at Wharton since Spring 2019, and it will eventually replace Classic Quizzes during Academic Year 2023-24. New Quizzes offers benefits, such as printing and regrading, which improves the original feature set for Classic Quizzes.

Creating a Quiz

To create a new quiz...

Question Types

Your quiz can include a mix of automatically and manually graded questions.

Item Banks

Use Item Banks to pull all questions or a specific number of questions randomly from a pool. This is a good way to add variety to the exam and/or keep similar questions together. 

Exams with File Downloads

Use Classic Quizzes if you need to share a link to an exam file that students can access only during the exam. If you need to use New Quizzes instead, you can create a link to the exam file by using the following instructions.

Publish the Quiz

Before you publish the quiz, be sure to:

Viewing and Grading Online Quizzes

  • Use Moderate to view student submissions, add more time or attempts for individual students, and to reopen a completed quiz.
  • Add a score for any manually graded questions in SpeedGrader. (Final quiz scores cannot be directly edited in the Gradebook.)

Regrading Questions

You can regrade any automatically graded question, but this should be done only after all students have finished taking the quiz. When you regrade a question for one student, the change will be applied to all students who received that question.

Releasing Scores

When you are ready for students to see their submissions and the correct answers, you should:

Enabling Additional Attempts for Students

Occasionally you may want to give a student another attempt at a quiz. Here's how: