New Quizzes

Canvas is developing a new version of quizzes that will eventually replace the existing classic quizzes.  The new quizzes option will be turned on for all Canvas courses in early November 2020.  Instructors can choose to try new quizzes or continue using classic quizzes.

New question types include: categorization, stimulus, hot spot, and ordering.

New features include waiting period between multiple attempts, ability to shuffle questions on a quiz, more fill in the blank word recognition options, provide time accommodation for a student for all quiz attempts in the course.


Respondus LockDown Browser + Monitor works with new quizzes.

HonorLock does not yet work with new quizzes.

Resources for New Quizzes

CSU New Quizzes Training Overview
(PDF coming by November)

Classic and new quizzes feature comparison

Canvas new quizzes guides

How to migrate a classic quiz to a new quiz

Classic quizzes

Available in each Canvas course, there are 11 questions types that can be used in a Canvas quiz — 9 of these can be auto-graded by Canvas.
Question types include: multiple choice, multiple answer, fill in the blank, matching, short essay, etc.

Because students have the ability to search online while taking a quiz, Canvas quizzes are usually equated with an open book quiz.
Here are some ways to maximize quiz setting security.

Canvas Quizzes Key Points
Quiz settings
Create quiz questions
Provide additional time for learning accommodations
Publish quiz
View quiz submissions in Speed Grader

Canvas Classic Quiz Guides

Quiz Overview