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Canvas Quizzes

You can create a Quiz (Test, Exam, etc) in Canvas. A Quiz can be graded or ungraded and can also be a survey.

Add a Quiz

Enter the Modules section of your course.

1. Click the “+” icon (1).

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2. Select “Quiz” (2) from the dropdown menu.

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3. Select “New Quiz” (3), give the Quiz a name (4), and select “Add item” (5).

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Add Questions to your Quiz/Survey

1. Click directly on the Quiz name (1).

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2. You have entered the Quiz start page. Click “Edit.” (2)

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3. Click the “Questions” (3) tab.

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4. Click “+Question” (4).

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Note: “+New Question Group” and “Find Questions” options are unnecessary. You may contact a member of our support team before experimenting with these options.

Configure a Question

Add Question Details

After clicking “+Question,” let’s add details!

1. Select what type of question you will use (1). We recommend using Multiple Choice, True/False, or Essay Questions. This example is for a Multiple Choice Question.

2. Add the points for the Quiz (2)

3. Type your question in the body (3)

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Add Answers

For a survey, there are no correct answer choices. While questions are added the same way, I have changed the question here so it has a right answer.

1. Add your Answer Choices below for automatic grading. (1)

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2. Configure the quiz answers here.

  • Hover over the answer choice that is correct and click it to mark it as correct (2)
  • If you have some time:
    • Add some feedback. This makes the quiz more of a learning tool. (3)
    • Type in feedback for the whole question: Within the green if student gets a correct answer; red, if an incorrect one; and gray for all responses. (4)
  • Click “Update Question” to add your question to the Quiz. (5)

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3. Click “Save”! (6)

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This is important because “Update Question” doesn’t Save your work.

 

Adjust Settings of a Quiz

When you click “Save,” you return the Quiz.

1. Click “Edit” (1)

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2. You automatically enter the “Details” tab. Here your adjust settings to a Quiz.

Main Settings

  • Add a Description of the Quiz as a whole (2).
  • Select the Type of Quiz (3).
    • For a typical quiz with grades, select “Graded Quiz.” If you want to create a survey here that rewards students for completing the survey, select “Graded Survey.”

Options

  • Click "Shuffle Answers"  (4) so that the answer choices are different for students. This does not change the order of questions
  • Click "Time Limit" (5)  to add a limit to a quiz.
  • Click to “Allow Multiple Attempts” (6). If no number is added, there are unlimited attempts. If this is not checked, there is only one attempt.

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3. Scroll down. Be sure to click “Save” (7) to save your Settings.

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