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Classic Quiz Tutorial Videos and Guides for Canvas

 

Quizzes and question banks

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Canvas utilizes Question Banks which instructors can use to construct questions that are then imported into Quizzes, Tests, Exams, and even Surveys. Understanding the difference between Quizzes and Question Banks will help make instructors' workflows more efficient.

 

Creating a question bank

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Question banks should be created prior to making quizzes, and these question banks function as containers into which all quiz questions should be placed. After creating a question bank the questions can then be imported into one or more quizzes.

 

Creating a quiz

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After constructing a question bank, an instructor can use those questions to create a Quiz. Questions may be placed in question groups or left outside of question groups. After creating and publishing a Quiz, it is also populated into the gradebook automatically.

 

Random quiz questions

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Quizzes in Canvas can contain a group of questions taken at random from a larger set of questions. Instructors can utilize these types of random question groups in conjunction with non-random questions that all students must answer.

 

Basic Quiz Options (Part 1)

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Quizzes in Canvas can be customized in a variety of ways including using the formatting toolbar to format text and instructions, specifying the type of quiz (graded, ungraded, etc.), shuffling quiz answers, setting a time limit, allowing multiple quiz attempts, and controlling when and how students can see their quiz responses.

 

Basic Quiz Options (Part 2)

Instructors can use options in Canvas to customizer quizzes with parameters such as showing one question at a time, restricting quiz access based on codes and IP addresses, assigning quizzes to students or groups, and setting date availability.

 

Constructing a comprehensive final exam

Canvas allows for the creation of comprehensive exams that utilize previously-used questions from other quizzes and tests. Questions can be re-used en masse or in smaller randomized groups. Instructors can also include questions that are new and not re-used from previous quizzes.

 

Special Quiz Access Dates

Instructors can use the advanced features in the Quiz tool to give a student or certain groups of students access to a quiz outside the normal date range for the rest of the class.

 

Special Quiz Access Time and Attempts

Canvas allows instructors to give extra time, and extra quiz attempts, to individual students. The method for doing this is simple but does not use the same set of menus and screens as the normal Edit Quiz function.

 

Updating the Score on a Quiz

Canvas lets you update a student's quiz score by adding Fudge Points or by giving points to individual questions.

 

Re-Grading a Quiz Question

If you enter the wrong answer as correct when setting up a quiz in Canvas, you can re-grade the question after students have already taken the quiz. In doing this you have some options as far as how student scores on that particular question are handled including giving full credit, counting both answers as correct, and more.

 

Grading an Essay Question on a Quiz

Many quiz questions in Canvas can be auto-graded, such as Multiple Choice or True/False, but questions with subjective answers and grading criteria must be scored by the instructor or a TA. The SpeedGrader interface makes scoring these questions fast and easy.

 

Duplicating a Quiz

While there is not a one-click solution for copying a quiz in Canvas, the operation can be performed with a few extra steps involving exporting and then importing a quiz.

 

Creating a Multiple Choice Quiz Question

A step-by-step walkthrough for creating a Multiple Choice quiz question within a Question Bank in Canvas.

 

Creating a True/False Quiz Question

A step-by-step walkthrough for creating a True/False quiz question within a Question Bank in Canvas.

 

Creating a Fill In the Blank Quiz Question

A step-by-step walkthrough for creating a Fill In the Blank quiz question within a Question Bank in Canvas.

 

Creating a Fill In Multiple Blanks Quiz Question

A step-by-step walkthrough for creating a Fill In Multiple Blanks quiz question within a Question Bank in Canvas. This question contains multiple text entry spots for students to enter their answers.

 

Creating a Multiple Answer Quiz Question

A step-by-step walkthrough for creating a Multiple Answer quiz question within a Question Bank in Canvas. This question has multiple text fields for students to enter their answers.

 

Creating a Multiple Dropdowns Quiz Question

A step-by-step walkthrough for creating a Multiple Dropdowns quiz question within a Question Bank in Canvas. This question contains multiple dropdown menus with possible answer choices for the student to select.

 

Creating a Matching Quiz Question

A step-by-step walkthrough for creating a Matching quiz question within a Question Bank in Canvas. This question can include distractors which are gratuitous answer choices designed to ensure that students really do understand the concept being evaluated in the question.

 

Creating a Numerical Answer Quiz Question

A step-by-step walkthrough for creating a Numerical Answer quiz question within a Question Bank in Canvas. Students must enter a numerical value for their answer which can be evaluated by Canvas and also fall within a certain range or margin of error.

 

Creating a Numerical Answer with Precision Quiz Question

A step-by-step walkthrough for creating a Numerical Answer quiz question within a Question Bank in Canvas. This question type can specify a level of precision required by the students in terms of significant figures.

 

Creating a Formula Quiz Question

A step-by-step walkthrough for creating a Formula quiz question within a Question Bank in Canvas. This question contains numerical values which are created according to variable parameters set by the instructor.

 

Creating an Essay Quiz Question

A step-by-step walkthrough for creating an Essay quiz question within a Question Bank in Canvas.

 

Creating a File Upload Quiz Question

A step-by-step walkthrough for creating a File Upload quiz question within a Question Bank in Canvas. This question cannot be scored by Canvas and the file being uploaded must be evaluated by the instructor.

 

Creating a Text (No Question) Quiz Question

A step-by-step walkthrough for creating a Text quiz question within a Question Bank in Canvas. This question type has no points and no correct answer, but can be used as a way to separate different sections of a quiz.

 

Entering feedback for quiz question answers

Instructors can use question feedback to give students input on correct and incorrect answers. Feedback can only be seen when it is released to students according to parameters specified by the instructor during the creation of a quiz.

 

Accessing the LockDown Browser

Canvas allows instructors to use the LockDown Browser on quizzes, but it must be enabled via the Settings option and adjusting the navigation menu.

 

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