*We strongly recommend, as a best practice, building and publishing all new student quizzes, work, tasks, pages, activities, and so forth in the Modules area underneath the Module of its respective topic instead of creating in the Quiz or Assignment area of Canvas. This creates a single copy of that page and locates it directly in the position of its chronological scope and sequence of your course. You can also set the Grade Weight Category it is to be associated with in the Edit step of building that assignment.
*If you were to create something in Quiz or in Assignments, students are not yet able to see or access it. It then has to be moved over into Modules and you risk issues of duplication. That creates a variety of issues with grading and tracking records later, down the road.
Let's first create a module to build content within.
In the modules tab (on the left-hand toolbar), click the+Module button.
Give your module a name and click Add Module
Next, you will see your new module populate at the bottom of your module section.
After this populates, you will need to find the 8 tiny dots on the left to click and drag up in the proper spot to fit your Scope and Sequence. Modules can be moved up or down at any time.
Building Quizzes in Your Modules
Select the Module you'd like to build within.
Click the (+) sign on the right end of the Module name.
Then select QUIZ in the Add field. Next select [Create Quiz]
This will prompt some options below to choose from:
In this case, we are making a New Quiz so click that Quiz Engine
Then give your Quiz a name.
Select what grading category your Quiz be associated with (most likely that will be Summative but not in every case)
Select Add Item
You will see your New Quiz populate at the bottom of your Module
You might be wondering what the difference is between Classic Quizzes and New Quizzes
Note: You can reset your quiz engine choice from the Quiz Options menu at any time.
Edit Quiz Details
In the Assignment Name field , enter the name of your quiz. To enter quiz details, enter the total points possible , select the assignment group , and choose how the grade is displayed to students .
To remove this quiz from final grade calculations, click the Do not count this assignment towards the final grade checkbox .
The points possible set on the assignment details page is the total points possible for the quiz. Points set per question determine points earned for correct answers. Points earned for correct answers are totaled and divided by the sum of the total question points for the quiz. That percentage is then used to calculate the final score based on the total points set on the assignment details page. For example, if you set the total points on the assignment details page to 50 and create a quiz with 10 questions each worth 1 point, the quiz has a total of 10 points but is worth 50 points when graded. If a student answers 9 questions correctly, their quiz score is 90% (9/10). However, their final score in the Gradebook will be 45/50 (90%).
In the Assign To field , select who will be required to take the quiz. You can assign the quiz to individual students or sections.
In the Due field , select the quiz due date.
In the Available from and Until fields , select the availability dates for the quiz. In progress quizzes automatically submit when the Until date and time passes.
Note: If you have set section override dates in your course, you may need to select a course section and set due and availability dates that fall within the section override dates.
To save your quiz details, click the Save button . To save and publish your quiz, click the Save & Publish button .
Clicking the Save or Save & Publish button returns you to the page where you opened the quiz.
Open Build Page
To open the New Quizzes build page and add questions and content to your quiz, click the Build button.
If you clicked the Save or Save & Publish button and returned to the page where you opened the quiz, you can click the Options icon  and then click the Build link .
In the Build page, you can edit the title and description of your quiz , view your item banks , align the quiz to outcomes , preview the quiz from the student view , and navigate the quiz .
You can use the Rich Content Editor to format and add content to your quiz instructions.
To add content to your quiz, click the Add button.
To insert content from an item bank, click the Item Bank button . To create a new question, click the button for the question type  or add stimulus content .
The following question types are available in New Quizzes:
- File Upload
- Fill in the Blank
- Hot Spot
- Multiple Answer
- Multiple Choice
- True or False
For each question, you can enter a question title , question stem , and answers . You may also select options specific to the question , align the question to an outcome , and add the question to an item bank .
In the Points field , adjust the point value for the question by entering a number or clicking the arrow buttons. To add general student feedback, click the Feedback icon .
To save the question, click the Done button .
Note: Essay questions do not include an answer field and must be graded manually.
To delete a question, click the Delete icon. The page will confirm you want to remove the item.
Open Question Navigator
To open the Question Navigator and view your quiz, click the Expand icon.
View Question Navigator
In the Question Navigator, you can view each question number , question type , point total , question stem , and total question points .
To view a question in the quiz, click the question stem . You will be taken to the question within the quiz.
To manually reorder questions, click and hold the Move icon . Drag the question to where you want it to display in the quiz.
Return to Quiz Page