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Recent Updates

  • Draft State allows content in Quizzes to exist in an unpublished (draft) state. Unpublished content is invisible to students, and graded quizzes are excluded from grade calculations.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 You may want to consider leaving Quizzes unpublished until you are ready to publish the entire Module.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.

  • You can easily removed bookmarked Question Banks.

  • 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.

  • You can create a quiz using a Question Group linked to a Question Bank.

    When you link a Question Bank to a Question Group, you will see all of the Question Banks that you have built in the same course, and those you have bookmarked 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 your chosen bank of questions as each student takes the quiz. Each student will get a random number of questions pulled from the bank. For instance, if you want to use questions from the English Department and they have 7 questions in their Question Bank, but you only want the Question Group to display 2 questions, Canvas will randomly pull 2 of the 7 questions as each student takes the quiz.

    If you need your questions to appear in a specific order, you should add individual questions or find questions instead of creating a question group.

    Notes:

    • When linking a question bank to a quiz, be sure to make changes within the question bank before the quiz is available to take. Although you can make changes to the question bank after a quiz is published, students who have already opened or completed the quiz will not see any of the changes, which may affect their grades. Students who begin their quiz after the changes are made will see your updates.
    • Questions that are linked to a Question Bank cannot be regraded since they may be used in more than one quiz.
  • When creating or editing a quiz, you can assign a quiz to a specific student. Availability date functionality is still available for each quiz.

    Only the student(s) specified in the quiz details can view the quiz.

    When using differentiated assignments with the Gradebook, the quiz appears as a column for all students, but grade cells are grayed out for students who have not been included in the quiz. Grades cannot be assigned for students who have not been included in the quiz, and quizzes that are not assigned to a student are not factored into overall grades.

    When Multiple Grading Periods are enabled in a course, quizzes are also respected against closed grading periods.

  • You can see graded or ungraded survey results after one or more users have taken the survey.

    Notes:

    • Graded surveys display in the Gradebook and SpeedGrader, while ungraded surveys do not.
    • The Item Analysis report is not available for surveys.
    • You can filter survey statistics using the first 10 sections of your course.
  • Updated on: Jan 15, 2021

    How do I create a survey in my course?

    You can use Surveys to receive feedback from your students or give them some extra points by responding to a Survey.

    Note: Student Analysis for Surveys must be downloaded as a CSV file. Item Analysis is not available for Surveys.

  • Updated on: Jan 15, 2021

    How do I view student results in a quiz?

    You can view student quiz results within each quiz in your course by viewing the quiz results page or moderating the quiz. If a student has multiple quiz attempts, you can also view results of all attempts. As an instructor, you can choose the type of quiz results to display to students as listed in the quiz options.

  • Quiz Settings include the option to choose one quiz question at a time for all types of quizzes and surveys.

  • You can add files and images to your quiz questions by linking to your course content. You can also follow these steps to link course content in the quiz instructions.