Overview

Overview

Canvas has released New Quizzes, a new quizzing tool for Canvas that will replace the existing Classical Quizzes tool in foreseeable future. New Quizzes offers several new features and question types, and brings workflow improvements to what is commonly encountered in Canvas Quizzes. It also has a totally different look and feel from most current Canvas tools for both the teacher and the student. 

Canvas has enabled New Quizzes in Canvas so that instructors can begin to familiarize themselves with the tool by experimenting in courses and/or using it for course activities.

New Quizzes vs. Classical Quizzes

To learn more about the new tool and how it compares with the existing Canvas Quizzes tool, see the following documents. Instructure updates these documents regularly as new features are implemented in New Quizzes.

Feature Variations

The comparison linked above is a high-level overview of the differences. Listed below are some additional features in Canvas Quizzes that are not yet available in New Quizzes:

  • Contents of New Quizzes are not overwritten when imported again through Import Course Content.
  • Question banks created in Canvas Quizzes cannot be migrated directly to New Quizzes.
  • It is not possible to create question groups that are not linked to an item bank. There is, however, a new item type called a "stimulus " type that allows a group of questions to be associated with a block of content.
  • The Rich Content Editor (RCE) in Canvas New Quizzes is currently different from the RCE in the rest of Canvas, as its features are still being built. You currently cannot link to documents, images or videos previously uploaded to your course Files. All images must be uploaded directly to the quiz from your computer.
  • Surveys can be migrated from Classic Quizzes to New Quizzes. However, the survey will be migrated as a standard quiz, because New Quizzes does not include a survey feature.

Innovations in New Quizzes

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.

Tutorial Video: Instructor New Quizzes Overview

Tutorial Video: Student New Quizzes Overview

Get help

If you have any questions about the changes or about how to use Canvas, contact your campus Instructional Innovation Center/Distance Learning department.


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