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  • Updated on: Oct 07, 2017

    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.

    Tags Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, Quizzes, test, tests
  • 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.

    Tags Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, quiz, Quizzes, test, tests
  • If you have set a time limit on your quiz, you can grant access for extra time. If the student hasn't taken the quiz, the extra time will be added to the student's initial attempt and additional attempts. Learn more about managing extra attempts.

    If a student is currently taking the quiz while you are viewing the Moderate Quiz page, you can extend the quiz time as part of their current attempt. You can choose how many minutes to extend the quiz, and whether you want to add those minutes to the current time or the current (scheduled) end time.

    Note: The maximum time you can extend a current attempt is 1440 minutes (24 hours).

    Tags Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, quiz, Quizzes, test
  • 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.

    Tags Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, quiz, Quizzes, test, tests
  • 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.

    Tags Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, quiz, quiz statistics, Quizzes, test, tests
  • 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.
    Tags Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, moderate quiz, quiz, Quizzes, test, tests
  • Once you publish a quiz and make it available to your students, you can make changes to the quiz. Original quiz data is retained as part of any existing student submissions. However, students who have already opened or completed the quiz will not see any changes you make, which may affect their grades. These types of changes include adding new questions or deleting questions from the original quiz.

    Additionally, if you change only the point value of the quiz, the student's submitted quiz will show the updated point value, but the current grade won't change in the Gradebook.

    If you only need to make changes to existing quiz questions, after editing the quiz you can use quiz regrade to edit certain types of quizzes, or you can add fudge points to individual student quiz scores using SpeedGrader. You can also moderate the quiz to give additional attempts.

    Tags Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, moderate quiz, quiz, Quizzes, test, tests
  • Updated on: Oct 07, 2017

    How do I delete a quiz?

    You can delete quizzes from your course.

    Notes:

    • Deleting a quiz will remove it completely from your course. If you would rather hide the quiz or make it inaccessible to submissions, you can lock the quiz or modify the access dates. If the quiz has no student submissions, you can unpublish the quiz.
    • When Multiple Grading Periods are enabled in a course, you cannot delete individual quizzes for any student, group, or section in a closed grading period.
    Tags Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, quiz, Quizzes, test, tests
  • 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.

    Tags Canvas, differentiated assignment, Grading Periods, Instructor, Instructor Guide, quiz, Quizzes, Varied Due Dates
  • You can make your quiz available to all your students before or after the due date by setting availability dates.

    Note: If you are looking to change quiz dates for individual students, you can assign a quiz to an individual student or assign a quiz to a course section.

    Quizzes have an autosubmit feature tied to the Until (lock) date, which may affect student submissions. Common quiz scenarios and date results include the following:  

    • No dates: quiz is never marked late and autosubmitted at course conclude (see course settings)
    • Due date only: quiz is marked late at Due date and autosubmitted at course conclude (see course settings)
    • Due date with Until date: quiz is marked late at Due date and autosubmitted at Until date
    • Time limit: quiz is autosubmitted when time expires (only applies when students are actively taking a quiz)
    • Time limit with Until date: quiz is autosubmitted when time expires unless the Until date expires first

     

    Student View

    When students view a quiz, they are able to see the details of the quiz. Quiz details do not show due and availability dates in relation to the current time. However, within the quiz, Canvas notifies students regarding any upcoming quiz deadlines:

    • For quizzes with a Due date, the browser displays a notification banner to let students know when the quiz will be marked late (30 minutes prior, 5 minutes prior, and 1 minute prior).
    • For quizzes that are close to autosubmitting (using an Until date or the natural course conclude date), the browser displays a notification banner to let students know when the quiz will autosubmit (30 minutes prior, 5 minutes prior, 1 minute prior, and 10 seconds prior).
    • For timed quizzes, the browser displays a notification banner if students are not able to complete the quiz in the full allotted time period. The quiz sidebar also displays a timer indicating how many minutes remain to complete the quiz. For example, if a 60-minute quiz has an Until date of 11:59 pm and a student begins the quiz at 11:30 pm, the student will only have 30 minutes to complete the quiz.
    Tags Canvas, Differentiated Assignments, Instructor, Instructor Guide, quiz, Quizzes, test, tests