In Fall 2018, Instructure, the maker of Canvas, released a new quiz tool. New Quizzes will eventually replace the legacy Quizzes tool in Canvas, but not before a transition period in which both New Quizzes and legacy Quizzes are available concurrently.
What distinguishes New Quizzes from the old quiz tool?
With New Quizzes there is:
- A redesigned, more modern interface
- A variety of new question types, including Ordering, Stimulus, Hot Spot, and an improved Essay question
- Automatic regrading for numeric questions
- A built-in calculator, spell checker, and word count
- More granular student results view options
- More detailed quiz log information
- The ability to set accommodations for students for all quizzes/exams in a course at the same time
- And more!
Is New Quizzes right for my course?
The charts below compare the features available for legacy Quizzes and New Quizzes. If you are unsure of which quizzing tool is right for your course, contact your local support provider.
|Create Practice Quiz||✓||✓*|
|Customize Question Feedback||✓||✓|
|Included in Course Copy||✓||✓|
|Use Canvas Content Selector||✓|
|Manage Question Banks/Item Banks||✓||✓|
|· Bookmark Banks||✓|
|· Copy/Move Banked Questions||✓||✓|
|· Delete Banks||✓||✓|
|· Import Banks||✓||✓|
|· Randomize Bank Questions||✓||✓|
|Respondus LockDown Browser Compatible||✓|
|Quiz Preview (Student View)||✓||✓^|
* – Practice quizzes can be created in New Quizzes by creating an assignment worth 0 points.
^ – Currently available in Canvas beta environment.
|Fill in the Blank||✓||✓|
|Fill in Multiple Blanks||✓||✓*|
|Text (No Question)||✓|
* – Functionality for this question type is found by using the Fill in the Blank question type.
^ – Passages can be added to an assessment by inserting a stimulus.
# – Canvas Quizzes awards partial credit to students who have answered parts of Multiple Answer questions correctly. In New Quizzes, partial credit is not awarded in Multiple Answer questions.
|Allow Multiple Attempts (All Students)||✓||✓|
|Allow Multiple Attempts (Individual Student)||✓||✓|
|Assign to Individual Student||✓||✓*|
|Assign to Section||✓||✓*|
|Display One Question at Time||✓||✓|
|Export Quiz Content||✓|
|Filter IP Addresses||✓||✓|
|Hide Student Responses||✓||✓|
|Import QTI Content||✓||✓|
|Require Access Code||✓||✓|
|Require Waiting Period Between Attempts||✓|
|Set Availability Dates||✓||✓*|
|Set Time Limit||✓||✓|
|Show Student Response Options||✓||✓|
|Shuffle Answers Globally||✓|
|Shuffle Answers per Question||✓|
|Shuffle Questions Globally||✓|
* – Setting is customized by editing the assignment in Canvas.
Grading & Moderation
|Add Extra Time (Individual Student)||✓||✓*|
|Add Fudge Points||✓||✓|
|Grade One Question at a Time (SpeedGrader)||✓|
|Manually Submit Attempts||✓|
|View Moderation Page||✓||✓|
|View Quiz Log||✓||✓|
|View Student Results||✓||✓|
* – Adding extra time via the moderation panel will apply to all assessments in a course.
|Student Analysis CSV||✓|
* – New Quizzes reports may take up to 24 hours to generate.
How does it work?
Before you can use New Quizzes, you’ll need to contact email@example.com and request that it be turned on for your course. Once New Quizzes is enabled, you can create quizzes through the “Assignments” page by clicking the “+Quiz/Test” button.
After filling out the assignment details, New Quizzes will open and you can start building the quiz.
Choose from several different question types or search for your past questions in an item bank. Questions are automatically numbered and can be easily reordered.
Are all the same features of legacy Quizzes available in New Quizzes?
While many of the features of legacy Quizzes are already available in New Quizzes, some—including surveys, text-only questions, partial credit questions, downloadable quiz reports, and compatibility with Respondus LockDown Browser—are at least for now only available in the legacy tool.
More about New Quizzes
- How Do I Create an Assessment Using New Quizzes?
- How Do I Import Legacy Quiz Content into New Quizzes?
- How Do I Set Up Accommodations for Students in New Quizzes?
- How Do I Use the Moderate Tool in New Quizzes?