What do one-question-at-a-time quizzes look like in Canvas?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.

Your instructor may choose to build quizzes that show one question at a time. This means you will receive only one quiz question on your screen at a time instead of all questions posted at once.

Next Questions

Next Questions

Each question will appear on the screen by itself. Once you have answered the question, the Next button will turn blue. Click the Next button to advance through the quiz.

Previous Questions

Previous Questions

If your instructor allows you to return to prior questions, you can click the Previous button to check your answers or return to questions you left blank.

You can also use the sidebar links for quicker navigation between questions. The question mark icon shows the questions you still need to answer while the checkmark icon shows you the questions you have answered. For instance, if you are viewing Question 3 and want to go back to Question 1, click the Question 1 link.

Lock Questions after Answering

Lock Questions after Answering

If your instructor does not allow you to go back to questions after you answer them, a pop-up window will display a warning message when you begin your quiz.

Blank Responses

Blank Responses

If you leave a question blank and try to advance to the next question, a pop-up window will display a warning message to explain that you won't be able to return to this question.