New Quizzes is designed to be the assessment engine LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) solution for Canvas and will eventually replace Classic Quizzes. New Quizzes offers a variety of assessment types and an easy-to-navigate user interface. This guide is designed as an overview for New Quizzes.

Fall 2020

Classic Quizzes
- enabled in all courses
New Quizzes
- offered as featured option

Spring 2021-Spring 2022

Classic Quizzes
- enabled in all courses
New Quizzes
- offered as featured option
- updates will continue

Summer-Fall 2022

Official transition from Classic Quizzes to New Quizzes will begin

NOTE: the use of New Quizzes does not remove the ability to use Canvas Classic Quizzes. The use of Classic Quizzes will be available through at least 2022. Additional details about end of life for Canvas Classic Quizzes is available on the Canvas Community.

 

Although Classic and New Quizzes are similar in functionality, there are several differences in features and instructor workflow. Review the following variations before transitioning to New Quizzes. Click HERE to see the current feature comparison.

Grading Variations in New Quizzes

SpeedGrader will work on New Quizzes assessments. However, some question types must be graded manually.

In Classic Quizzes, an icon in the grade cell in Gradebook indicates ungraded questions. This icon does not appear when using New Quizzes. A grade appears, which excludes the ungraded questions’ values. Please check assignments for completion and grade accuracy.

Settings Variations in New Quizzes

While most Classic Quiz settings are available on the quiz creation screen, New Quizzes settings are accessed automatically after initial setup.

When creating a New Quiz:

  • Fill in the assignment name, points, assignment group, and grade display options.
  • Select the submission type, submission attempt, and “assign to” options.

The quiz will automatically open in edit mode after saving.

The addition of Canvas New Quizzes brings several new features including:

Classic Quizzes

New Quizzes

Multiple dropdown

Categorization – requires students to place answers in the correct categories

Essay

Essay

File upload

File upload

Fill in the blank

Fill in the blank

Formula

Formula

*

Hot Spot – students identify a specific area in an uploaded image

Matching

Matching

Multiple answer

Multiple answer – partial credit with penalties for incorrect responses

Multiple choice

Multiple choice

*

Ordering – students are required to place answers in a specific order

Text no question

Stimulus – gives students a piece of content with associated questions

True/False

True/False

Numeric

Numeric

* question type is a new feature in New Quizzes.

New Canvas Quizzes must be enabled in the Course Settings - Feature Options tab in each course.

Courses that have enabled New Quizzes are presented with two quiz options after “+ Quiz” is selected.

 

Quizzes can be migrated from Classic to New Quizzes, although all quizzes should be reviewed prior to being assigned to students. Before attempting to migrate a quiz, ensure that New Quizzes has been enabled (see Accessing New Quizes).

NOTE: With few exceptions, Classic Quizzes migrate easily into New Quizzes. However, Surveys migrate as standard quizzes because New Quizzes does not include a survey feature. Also, Multiple dropdown questions will display as Matching questions in New Quizzes. Other Classic Quiz formats will remain the same in New Quizzes.

 

Migrate Classic Quiz to New Quiz

After ensuring that the New Quizzes format has been enabled in the course, click the Quizzes tab in the navigation menu.

  • Choose a quiz from the populated list to migrate. Click the More (1) icon to access more options.
  • Click on Migrate (2). Once the quiz is migrated, the New Quiz Icon (3) is displayed.
Note for users of screen readers: letters in parentheses in the instructions refer to corresponding areas on example images. If you have any questions about these instructions, contact eLearning for assistance.

Replacing Question Banks with Item Banks in New Quizzes

Existing Question Banks are not used in New Quizzes. To migrate the questions from a Question Bank to New Quizzes, a Classic Quiz using the specific Question Bank must be created.

  • Create a Classic Quiz from Question Bank: step-by-step instructions.
  • Migrate Classic Quiz to New Quiz by following the directions outlined in the drop-down above.

Creating an Item Bank in New Quizzes

Like Question Banks in Classic Quizzes, Item Banks in New Quizzes are used to store questions for use in other assessments. Item Banks can be used in any course where permissible.

  • Multiple items can be added to an assessment from an Item Bank in New Quizzes.
  • Questions will display in random order; therefore, students may view different questions when taking assessments.

Learn how to create an Item Bank.

The Canvas website is a great place to find information on all Canvas applications.

  • Additional information and guides on New Quizzes can be found on the Canvas Community page.
  • We recently offered a workshop on Canvas Classic and New Quizzes. An archive of that workshop is available on the UAB eLearning archived workshop webpage.

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