How do I create a Quiz with questions from a Question Bank?

You can create a quiz by finding questions from Question Banks.

When you find questions in a Question Bank, you will see all of the Question Banks that you have built in other courses where you are the Instructor. You will also see Question Banks that have been added by your administrator to your sub-account, which makes it easy for instructors in the same department or program to share resources.

Canvas will reference the questions you choose as each student takes the quiz. These questions will stay in sequential order and stay in order each time the quiz is taken or previewed. If you want to randomize quiz questions, you can add them to a question group.

Note: When you Find Questions in a question bank, changes made to questions in the question bank will not update in the quiz. Changes will update in the quiz only if the questions are linked to a question bank.

Open Quizzes

Open Quizzes

In Course Navigation, click the Quizzes link.

Add Quiz

Add Quiz

Click the Add Quiz button.

Edit Quiz Settings

In the Settings tab, enter the name of your quiz [1]. In the Rich Content Editor [2], 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 settings [3]. If you need help with settings, view the lesson on Quiz options.

Find Questions

Click the Questions tab [1]. Click the Find Questions button [2].

Find Quiz Question

Find Quiz Question

Select the question bank where you want to select questions.

Note: When you find questions in a question bank, changes made to questions in the question bank will not update in the quiz.

Add Questions

Add Questions

Check the boxes next to the questions you want to add to your quiz [1]. If you want to select all the questions, click the Select All link [2].

If you want to add the selected questions to a question group, select the question group drop-down list [3]. You can create a new group or add to an existing group.

When you've selected all the questions you want to use, click the Add Questions button [4].

Regardless of the question name, students always see quiz questions in numerical order (i.e. Question 1, Question 2).

Note: When you click the Select All link, Canvas selects only the questions that currently appear in the window. If you have more than 50 questions in your question bank, click the More questions button until all the questions you want to select appear in the window.

Save Quiz

Save Quiz

Click the Save button.

Publish Quiz

To preview the quiz, click the Preview button [1]. When you are ready for students to see the quiz in the course, click the Publish button [2].

Note: You should not publish your quiz until it is your final product. 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.

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