Exams and Quizzes

Canvas currently offers two quiz platforms: Classic Quizzes and New Quizzes. New Quizzes will eventually replace Classic Quizzes as the default quiz engine. New Quizzes will be enabled for all Penn users in July 2022, but instructors at Penn can request to have it enabled earlier.

Both Classic Quizzes and New Quizzes can be used in the same course until December 2022.

For more information and detailed feature comparison, see New Quizzes.

Classic Quizzes Overview

Canvas quizzes can be used to create graded and ungraded question-and-answer assessments (exams, tests, quizzes, etc.), as well as graded and ungraded surveys.

Canvas uses the term “quiz” to refer generally to tests, exams, and surveys, as well as for actual quizzes.



Question Types

Question Banks