How to Create a Quiz

How to Create a Quiz

This guide will show you how to create a Canvas quiz.
Related Topics: Canvas Quizzes, Canvas

Creating a Canvas Quiz

In Canvas select the Quizzes link [1] in the left-hand navigation menu. Click the +Quiz button [2] to create a quiz.

canvas create a new quiz


Add a descriptive quiz title [3], then add instructions for the quiz in the main text box [4].

Your instructions might include:

  • How the exam is organized
  • How long the exam will take
  • What materials students can or cannot use
canvas new quiz details tab


Recommended Exam settings for Academic Integrity

  • Check the Shuffle Answers [1] box.
    • Note: you will need to adjust wording for “all of the above” answers when using this setting.
  • Consider using large banks of questions and randomizing the question delivery using question groups.
  • If necessary, set a Time Limit [2].
  • Consider leaving the Let Students See their Quiz Responses [3] box unchecked.
  • Consider showing one question at a time [4].
    • Once checked, you can also lock questions after answering.
  • Do not Require an access code [5] (this is used for proctored exams)
  • Do not Filter IP Addresses [6]
  • Assign the quiz to be available for a set amount of time
  • Be sure to include an “until” date and time
canvas quiz options when creating new quiz

    Now you are ready to add the questions to your quiz using question groups.

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