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  • When creating or editing a quiz, you can assign a quiz to a specific course section. Availability date functionality is still available for each graded discussion.

    Only the section(s) specified in the discussion 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.

  • If you accidentally published a quiz with an existing multiple answers question that needs to be corrected, you can use quiz regrade to edit the question and update student grades. Learn more about quiz regrade options.

    Notes:

    • Quiz regrade only applies to students who have already taken the quiz.
    • Adding or removing a question as well as changing the point value for the multiple choice question does not trigger the quiz regrade feature.
    • Adding or deleting answers from a multiple answers quiz question with submissions disables the option to regrade that question.
  • You can create a question in a quiz that does not include answers or point values. A text (no question) quiz question can be used as a preface to a quiz or a group of questions within a quiz. You may wish to use this type of question to include a passage of text, image, or video that will be referenced in subsequent questions.

    Note: All questions placed in question groups are shuffled when they appear in students' quizzes. Placing a text (no question) quiz question in a question group will likely disrupt your intended question order.

  • If you accidentally published a quiz with an existing multiple choice question that needs to be corrected, you can use quiz regrade to edit the question and update student grades. Learn more about quiz regrade options.

    Notes:

    • Quiz regrade only applies to students who have already taken the quiz.
    • Adding or removing a question as well as changing the point value for the multiple choice question does not trigger the quiz regrade feature.
    • Adding or deleting answers from a multiple choice question with submissions disables the option to regrade that question.
  • If you accidentally published a quiz with an existing true/false question that needs to be corrected, you can use quiz regrade to edit the question and update student grades. Learn more about quiz regrade options.

    Notes:

    • Quiz regrade only applies to students who have already taken the quiz.
    • Adding or removing a question as well as changing the point value for the multiple choice question does not trigger the quiz regrade feature.
    • Adding or deleting answers from a true/false question with submissions disables the option to regrade that question.
  • When a student views a timed quiz and time expires, Canvas auto-submits the quiz. However, if a student navigates away from the quiz page, the quiz submission remains outstanding. On the Moderate Quiz page, Canvas generates a warning message about the outstanding submission. This lesson shows you how to submit any outstanding submissions for a quiz at one time.

    Note: Untimed quizzes cannot be submitted manually. Untimed attempts will remain active until the availability date has passed, at which point the quiz will be submitted automatically.

  • Once you have published a quiz, the quiz sidebar shows the Moderate Quiz link, which allows you to moderate the quiz for each student in your course. On the Moderate Quiz page you can view the progress of student submissions and view the number of quiz attempts each has taken. You can also grant students extra attempts, grant extra time for timed quizzes, and manually unlock quiz attempts.

    Notes:

    • Depending on the size of your course, Moderate Quiz information may take a few minutes to update. You may have to refresh the page to view the most current data.
    • If you change the quiz settings while a student is taking a quiz, the new settings will not apply until the student has completed the current attempt.
  • Updated on: Jan 15, 2021

    How do I view a quiz log for a student?

    You can view quiz logs to view the status of your student quizzes. This feature is also designed to help you investigate problems that a student may have in the quiz. The quiz starts the log when students begin the quiz, so some logs may show that the quiz is in progress.

    If you gave the student multiple attempts for a quiz, the log will always show the most recent attempt by default. However, you can view any attempt within the log.

    Notes:

    • Quiz logs are only retained for six months.
    • Quiz Log Auditing is currently a course opt-in feature. To enable the link to view quiz logs, learn how to manage feature options in the course features lesson.
  • If your institution is using a student information system (SIS) for grading purposes, you can set up a quiz to be sent back to the SIS. However, you must first specify which quiz(zes) in the course should be sent to your SIS as part of the grade publishing process. Each quiz must be modified individually. However, your institution may have already enabled an option for all quizzes to be configured for your SIS.

    Once a quiz is set up to be sent to your SIS, the Assignment Index Page and Quizzes Index Page let you enable or disable a quiz by clicking the SIS sync icon next to the quiz.

    Each SIS requires specific setup procedures to properly post grades for quizzes. Depending on how quizzes are assigned to students, some quizzes may not be supported. For details and and troubleshooting tips, view the appropriate help document for your SIS integration:

     

    Note: The Banner integration does not require any assignment setup and only pulls total grades from the Gradebook.