Recent Updates

  • You can create a question that has multiple answers in it.

    Notes:

    • If you need to edit a Multiple Answers question after publishing the quiz, you can use quiz regrade to edit quiz questions and tell Canvas to update grades for students who have already taken the quiz. However, this option only works for regrading existing questions, not deleting questions completely.
    • To calculate scores for Multiple Answers quiz questions, Canvas divides the total points possible by the amount of correct answers for that question. This amount is awarded for every correct answer selected and deducted for every incorrect answer selected. No points are awarded or deducted for correct or incorrect answers that are not selected. For example, an instructor may create a Multiple Answer quiz question with 9 points possible that includes three correct choices and two incorrect choices. If a student selects two correct answers and one incorrect answer, they would be awarded 3 total points for that question. This would be calculated by awarding 3 points (9 total points divided by 3 correct answers) for each correct answer and subtracting 3 points for the incorrect answer.
  • You can create a question that has multiple options for students to select in their response. You can create a sentence with multiple answers, as demonstrated in this lesson, or you can use the same steps to create a list.

  • You can create a multiple choice question for your students.

    If you need to edit a Multiple Choice question after publishing the quiz, you can use quiz regrade to edit quiz questions and tell Canvas to update grades for students who have already taken the quiz.

  • Updated on: Jan 15, 2021

    Updating a Canvas quiz

  • You can manually configure an external app in your account settings in Canvas. However, configuring an external app by URL is more common.

    To learn more about configuring external apps, visit the Edu App Center.

    Note: Manually configuring an external app is an account permission. If you cannot configure an external app, this permission has not been enabled for your user role.

  • Some external apps require a URL configuration. This lesson shows how to add an external tool using the URL provided by the external app provider. To learn more about configuring external apps, visit the Edu App Center.

    Notes:

    • External apps can also be configured using a URL in sub-accounts.
    • Manually configuring an external app is an account permission. If you cannot configure an external app, this permission has not been enabled for your user role.
  • Some external apps require an XML configuration. This lesson shows how to add an external tool using the XML provided by the external app provider. To learn more about configuring external apps, visit the Edu App Center.

    Notes:

    • External apps can also be configured using XML in sub-accounts.
    • Manually configuring an external app is an account permission. If you cannot configure an external app, this permission has not been enabled for your user role.
  • You can access Canvas from any browser on your iOS device. However, for the best user experience, you should view Canvas via the mobile app for iOS devices.

    Please note that mobile browsers are not supported by Canvas, and features may not function as expected compared to viewing Canvas in a fully supported desktop browser. Canvas pages within a mobile browser are only supported when an action in the app links directly to the browser, such as when a student takes certain types of quizzes. Support is not extended to pages that cannot currently be used in the app, such as Conferences or Collaborations.

    Additionally, content items requiring Flash to run will not work unless your browser supports Flash. Safari, Chrome, and most free browsers do not support Flash. However, if you want to use Flash, you may want to try 360, Photon, Skyfire, iSwifter, or Puffin browsers, among other iOS Flash-supported browsers.