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  • Updated on: Jan 15, 2021

    How do I create an Essay quiz question?

    You can create an essay question for your students. This question type requires manual grading.

  • You can create a quiz question that involves a formula with a single variable. Based on the variable and formula definitions, the question could change for every student.

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

  • You can create a single fill-in-the-blank question in your quiz.

  • The Question Bank Bookmark feature gives you a way of keeping track of frequently accessed Question Banks. When you bookmark a Question Bank, it can be accessed in any other course you teach. Bookmarks save you time from having to search through Question Banks, especially if your course or account contains a significant number of Question Banks.

    Notes:

    • Bookmarking a Question Bank only affects where that Bank can be accessed. Bookmarked banks can still be used and edited like other Question Banks. 
    • Question Banks you create will be bookmarked by default.
  • Question Banks are a place to house questions that can be added to quizzes across courses or accounts.

  • You can view quiz statistics for quizzes that have been published and have at least one submission. You can also download comma separate value (CSV) files to view Student Analysis or Item Analysis for each quiz question. For more detailed information about item analysis limitations and calculations, please refer to the Item Analysis PDF.

    For optimum course performance in the Canvas interface, quiz statistics are only valid for quizzes under 100 questions or 1000 attempts. For instance, a quiz with 200 questions will not generate quiz statistics. However, a quiz with 75 questions will generate quiz statistics until the quiz has reached 1000 attempts. Results greater than these maximum values can be viewed by downloading the Student Analysis report and viewing the CSV file.

  • You can create a question for students that is a true or false answer.

    If you need to edit a True/False 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.

  • You can create a question that has multiple blanks for students to type in their responses. You can create a sentence with multiple fill-in-the banks, as demonstrated in this lesson, or you can use the same steps to create a list.

  • 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.