How do I use Draft State in Quizzes?
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.
Draft State allows content in Quizzes to exist in an unpublished (draft) state. Unpublished content is invisible to students, and graded quizzes are excluded from grade calculations.
Note: If you use Modules in your course and add a Quiz to a Module, please be aware that the state of the Module overrides the state of all module items. You may want to consider leaving Quizzes unpublished until you are ready to publish the entire Module. For more information please see the Modules Draft State lesson.
View Status of All Quizzes
On the Quizzes Index page, you can view the status of each quiz. Green cloud icons with a white checkmark  indicate the quiz is published. Solid gray cloud icons  indicate unpublished quizzes. You can change the status of a Quiz by toggling the published and unpublished icons.
Publish a Quiz
Unpublish a Quiz
To unpublish a quiz, hover over the published icon and view its status. If the quiz can be unpublished, the hover text will confirm you want to unpublish the quiz . Click the icon to confirm.
Quizzes with student submissions cannot be unpublished, and the hover text will notify you accordingly .
View Status within an Individual Quiz
Within individual quizzes, the quiz status is shown next to the quiz options.