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Recent Updates

  • 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.


    • 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.

  • You can create a quiz using a question group. Question groups allow you to place multiple questions within a group for students to answer. You can choose the number of questions that should be answered from the group and how many points to assign each question. Creating a question group randomizes questions within a quiz.

    You can add questions to your question group in several ways:

    • Link to a question bank to reference all questions in a question bank
    • Add an individual question to create your own questions from scratch
    • Find questions to reference specific questions from a question bank

    Note: If you need your questions to appear in a specific order, do not place quiz questions inside a question group.

  • You can easily share Question Bank questions among several Canvas courses.

  • You can create a quiz question with a formula in it.

    Note: If you need help adding a mathematical formula in the Rich Content Editor, please see the Math Editor lesson.

  • You can grant access to an individual student, several students, or the entire class to have extra attempts on a quiz. If your quiz is locked, you can also manually unlock the quiz for a student, even if the student has not yet taken the quiz.

    You can add extra attempts through accessing student quiz results or moderating the quiz.

    Accessing Student Quiz Results is a quick way to allow an extra attempt for an individual student.

    Moderating the quiz lets you allow extra attempts for individual students as well as multiple students at once. This option also allows you to grant extra attempts for students who have not yet taken the quiz. For timed quizzes, you can grant extra time for an attempt. If your quiz options allow students to view results only once after each attempt, you can also let students view quiz results one more time.

    You can also use these options to remove attempts as well. For instance, if you need to remove a student attempt, you can decrease the attempts accordingly.