How do I create a File Upload quiz question?
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.
You can create a question for students that requires a file upload and can be used for PDFs, images, audio files, video files, etc. This question type requires manual grading and accepts one file per question.
Set Name, Type, and Points
Quiz questions are not automatically numbered for instructors. To add a custom name to your quiz question, enter the name in the question text field . Custom names can help you identify quiz questions more easily. Regardless of the question name, students always see quiz questions in numerical order (i.e. Question 1, Question 2).
Click the drop-down menu and select the File Upload question type .
Enter number of points the question is worth (quiz totals are calculated based on combined total of questions) .
Edit File Upload Question Details
To complete the question, you will need to enter the following details:
- The question text (use the Rich Content Editor to include video, images, math equations, or flash activities)
- Text to provide general feedback
Click the Update Question button.
Add additional individual questions as needed.
Student View of File Upload Question
Student Confirmation of File Upload
Student View of File Upload Submission
After submitting the quiz, students will see their file submission .
No credit will be assigned until the instructor has evaluated the file upload submission and assigned points in the Gradebook or the SpeedGrader .
Notice the answer comment reminds students that their quiz grade will be incomplete until the instructor has manually graded the file upload question .