How do I create a quiz with a question group to randomize quiz questions?
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 quiz using a question group. Question groups allow you to place multiple questions within a group for students to answer. You can choose the number of questions that should be answered from the group and how many points to assign each question. Creating a question group randomizes questions within a quiz.
You can add questions to your question group in several ways:
- Link to a question bank to reference all questions in a question bank
- Add an individual question to create your own questions from scratch
- Find questions to reference specific questions from a question bank
Note: If you need your questions to appear in a specific order, do not place quiz questions inside a question group.
Edit Quiz Details
In the Details tab, enter the name of your quiz . In the Rich Content Editor , introduce your quiz with formatted text, images, video, or sample math equations. You can even use the media commenting tool to record an introduction to the quiz.
Complete the rest of the quiz details . If you need help with details, view the lesson on Quiz options.
Create Group Details
Give your question group a name . Quiz question groups are not automatically named for instructors. To add a custom name to your quiz question group, enter the name in the group text field. Custom names can help you identify quiz question groups more easily.
Regardless of the question group name, students always see quiz questions in numerical order (i.e. Question 1, Question 2).
Decide how many questions you want Canvas to randomly select from the group  and the number of points assigned to each question .
Link to a Question Bank
If you want to link a question bank to the question group, click the Link to a Question Bank link.
Add Individual Question to Group
Modify Question Group
Click the Save button to save your work and preview the quiz.
Note: You should not publish your quiz until it is your final product. If you are ready to publish your quiz and make it available to students, click the Save & Publish button.
Preview and Publish Quiz
Click the Preview button  to see what students will see when they take the quiz. If the preview shows the quiz the way you want it, click the Publish button .
Note: Although you can make changes to the quiz after it is published, students who have already opened or completed the quiz will not see any of the changes, which may affect their grades.