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Why is the assignment I deleted from my module still showing up in Gradebook?

Modules are a fundamental building block and the main organizational unit of a Canvas course. They enable an instructor to organize the course content by week or by topic, for example, and to build each new concept on what a student has previously learned. This organization makes the course easier for a student to navigate. […]

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Why is my quiz showing up as an assignment?

Canvas uses Assignments, available from the course navigation menu on the left, as an umbrella that includes all assessments. Any quizzes (Classic or New) or discussions that you create for a course can be accessed from their respective links or from assignments link in the course navigation menu on the left.

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Why can’t I see the questions from Classic Quiz question groups when I migrate to New Quizzes?

New Quizzes currently do not offer the option of “question group” type questions. When you migrate a Classic Quiz with question groups to a New Quiz, the questions within those groups are stored directly in the New Quiz in a quiz-specific item bank. Unfortunately, though you will have a link to the quiz-specific item banks, […]

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Canvas Spotlight

Extending Deadlines for Excused Work

Tool: Assignments, Quizzes, and Discussions As instructors, you want to provide your students with the best chance at succeeding in your courses. To this point, chances are you have had a student ask for a deadline extension. Maybe the student needed accommodations in your course, or maybe life (or in some cases technology) just got […]

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Canvas Spotlight

Use Formula Quiz Questions in Canvas

Formula questions are an easy way for math and science instructors to create numerically-randomized questions for their students. To make a formula question, the instructor adds a mathematical formula with variables and variable ranges to the quiz question. The value of the variable will be different for every quiz attempt. This means that students will […]

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Quizzes/Tests Ready Set Go Timely Tutorials

Create and Edit Classic Quizzes

Classic Quizzes are Canvas’ default template for exams, tests, quizzes, etc. Classic Quizzes will be phased out and replaced with New Quizzes in future versions of Canvas; however, that process is not scheduled to begin until July 2022. In the meantime, you may choose to use either Classic or New Quizzes in your course. Question […]

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Grading Quizzes/Tests

Grade by Question in Speedgrader

When grading quizzes and exams, you may prefer to grade all responses to a single question rather than grade student submissions individually. Grading this way can help you focus on the context of the question rather than constantly switching your focus to different questions. Changing to a grade-by-question setting in Canvas Speedgrader is easy to […]

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Quizzes/Tests

Convert Question Banks to Item Banks

Classic-style quizzes in Canvas can pull questions from Question Banks. However, New-style Quizzes use Item Banks instead. While these two different types of banks appear very similar, Canvas treats them as separate systems; a New-style Quiz cannot pull questions from a Question Bank. This tutorial will cover the process of converting a Question Bank into […]

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Accessibility Quizzes/Tests

Add Time to a Quiz for a Specific Student

Additional time on a quiz is often something required by accommodations or other conditions. Once you have set up your quiz in Canvas, including the allowed time for all students, you can easily change that time requirement for select students without editing the rest of the class. Instructions are included for both Classic and New […]

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Create Different Types of Classic Quiz Questions

Canvas provides a multitude of assessment tools that allow for feedback on both the student and instructor end. One of these tools is the quizzes function which allows you to create multiple choice, true/false, and essay questions, among several others. The inclusion of many different question types allows for demonstration of more nuanced knowledge and […]