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How do I create an assessment using New Quizzes?

You can create an assessment using New Quizzes from the Quizzes page. You can create various types of content in each assessment.

Learn more about New Quizzes.

Note: New Quizzes is an opt-in LTI tool. If this tool is not available to you, please contact your Canvas admin.

Open Quizzes

Open Quizzes

In Course Navigation, click the Quizzes link.

Add Assessment

Add Assessment

Click the Add Quiz button.

Create New Quiz Assessment

Create New Quiz Assessment

In the Choose a Quiz Engine screen, select the New Quizzes option [1]. To save your quiz engine selection for this course, check the Remember my choice for this course checkbox [2].

Then click the Submit button [3].

Note: You can reset your quiz engine choice from the Quiz Options menu at any time.

Edit Assessment Details

Edit Assessment Details

In the Assignment Name field [1], enter the name of your assessment. To enter assessment details, enter the total points possible [2], select the assignment group [3], and choose how the grade is displayed to students [4].

To remove this assessment from final grade calculations, click the Do not count this assignment towards the final grade checkbox [5].

The points possible set on the assignment details page is the total points possible for the assessment. Points set per question determine points earned for correct answers. Points earned for correct answers are totaled and divided by the sum of the total question points for the quiz. That percentage is then used to calculate the final score based on the total points set on the assignment details page. For example, if you set the total points on the assignment details page to 50 and create an assessment with 10 questions each worth 1 point, the quiz has a total of 10 points but is worth 50 points when graded. If a student answers 9 questions correctly, their quiz score is 90% (9/10). However, their final score in the Gradebook will be 45/50 (90%).

Assign Assessment

Assign Assessment

In the Assign To field [1], select who will be required to take the assessment. You can assign the assessment to individual students or sections.

In the Due field [2], select the assessment due date.

In the Available from and Until fields [3], select the availability dates for the assessment. In progress quizzes will automatically submit when the Until date and time passes.

Note: If you have set section override dates in your course, you may need to select a course section and set due and availability dates that fall within the section override dates.

Save Assessment

Save Assessment

To save your assessment details, click the Save button [1]. To save and publish your assessment, click the Save & Publish button [2].

Clicking the Save or Save & Publish button returns you to the page where you opened the assessment.

Open Build Page


To open the New Quizzes build page and add questions and content to your assessment, click the Build button.

Build Assessment

In the Build page, you can edit the title and description of your assessment [1], view your item banks [2], align the assessment to outcomes [3], preview the assessment from the student view [4], and navigate the assessment [5].

You can use the Rich Content Editor to format and add content to your assessment instructions.

Add Content

Add Content

To add content to your assessment, click the Add button.

Select Content

To insert content from an item bank, click the Item Bank button [1]. To create a new question, click the button for the question type [2] or add stimulus content [3]

The following question types are available in New Quizzes:

Edit Question

For each question, you can enter a question title [1], question stem [2], and answers [3]. You may also select options specific to the question [4], align the question to an outcome [5], and add the question to an item bank [6].

In the Points field [7], adjust the point value for the question by entering a number or clicking the arrow buttons. To add general student feedback, click the Feedback icon [8].

To save the question, click the Done button [9].

Note: Essay questions do not include an answer field and must be graded manually.

Delete Question

To delete a question, click the Delete icon. The page will confirm you want to remove the item.

Open Question Navigator

Open Question Navigator

To open the Question Navigator and view your assessment, click the Expand icon.

View Question Navigator

In the Question Navigator, you can view each question number [1], question type [2], point total [3], question stem [4], and total question points [5].

Manage Asssessment

To view a question in the assessment, click the question stem [1]. You will be taken to the question within the assessment.

To manually reorder questions, click and hold the Move icon [2]. Drag the question to where you want it to display in the assessment.

Return to Quizzes Page

Return to Quizzes Page

To close your assessment and return to the Quizzes page, click the Return button.