Canvas: Getting started with New Quizzes

Summary

This article explains how to setup and use the New Quizzes in Canvas.

 

Content

New Quizzes are now available in Canvas. You can create a new quiz or reuse a previous quiz.  Before you start using the New Quizzes, read through this KB article to familiarize yourself with New Quizzes.   There are a few options to choose and you should select the one that works best for you.

 

New Features:

  • Add Extra Time for an individual student for the whole course
  • Randomonize Questions
  • Shuffle Answers globally and per questions.
  • Shuffle Answer per question allows for locking an answer to be excluded from shuffling
  • Item Banks (formerly known as Question Banks) are assigned to the individual and not the course. This allows you to access all the banks from multiple courses.
  • Option to not include in gradebook

New Question types:

  • Hot Spots
  • Stimulus
  • Ordering
  • Categorization
  • Fill in Multiple Blanks - Use Fill in the Blank questions
  • Multiple Dropdown - Use Fill in the Blank questions

What is not available in New Quizzes?

  • Grade Question One at a time
  • Question Groups
  • Surveys
  • Kaltura
  • Student Analysis CSV  (will be available Spring 2021)
  • Bookmark Banks

Select the article link for addtional details about New Quizzes Feature Comparison

 

Getting Started

Enable New Quizzes

  1. Go to the Course Settings.
  2. Select the Feature Options tab and enable New Quizzes.
  3. Select Save changes.
  4. Go to the Quizzes index page and select the +Quiz option.
  5. You are now presented with an option to choose between Quiz Classic or New Quizzes.
  6. Select New Quizzes to proceed with adding a New Quiz.

 

Create a New Quiz

  1. Go to Quiz index page and select +Quiz.
  2. Select New Quizzes.  Canvas article about how to create a New Quizzes
  3. Enter the quiz name and settings.
  4. Select Save to remain on the current page.
  5. Select Build to open the quiz in the build quiz page.
  6. On the build page you can add questions, manage settings and access Item banks. 

 

Reuse a classic Quiz

There are 3 ways to migrate an old quiz into a New Quizzes.  

1.) Migrate Quiz:  This option works for quizzes that have multiple choice, T/F and/or essay type questions.  It will not work when the quiz contains Question Groups and Question Banks. This option is found in the old Quiz option menu to the right side.  This option is currently not recommended by the USNH support team.

2.) Export from old quiz and Import directly into a New Quizzes: This option allows you to import the questions into a quiz but doesn't create an Item (Question) Bank.  Creating a bank from this option requires selecting each individual question to be added to a bank.

3.) Export from old quiz and Import directly into an Item Bank:  This option allows you to import the quiz questions directly into an Item (Question) Bank.  Any question in the quiz or bank will be imported into an Item Bank.

 

 

Need additional help?

Please fill out this Canvas webform with as much detail as possible, or contact the ET&S Help Desk team on your local campus.

 

 

 

Details

Article ID: 2346
Created
Mon 7/13/20 1:31 PM
Modified
Thu 6/10/21 11:28 AM
Applicable Institution(s):
Granite State College (GSC)
Keene State College (KSC)
Plymouth State University (PSU)
University of New Hampshire (UNH)