Get Started with Quizzes

The Quizzes tool in Canvas is a flexible tool for giving timed assessments to students. The tool is equipped with various question types that will be automatically scored by Canvas using the answer key that you provide. There are also question types that allow students to type in an essay response, or upload a file as their answer. Such questions can be graded using SpeedGrader or by downloading the files.

This resource provides an overview of Classic Quizzes in Canvas. If you are interested in exploring New Quizzes, the alternative Canvas is rolling out, see our resources on New Quizzes

Quizzes can be either graded or ungraded. More details about the different quiz types can be found on the “What quiz types can I create in a course?” page from Canvas.

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