There are a variety of assessments that you can create inside of the Canvas learning management system. You can create practice quizzes which do not count as grades as well as graded quizzes. You can also create graded surveys which award points for completion, as well as ungraded surveys. Within the quiz feature, you are able to create multiple types of quiz questions including multiple choice, true/false, essay questions, and more.
- [Instructor] In this video we'll take a look at how to create quizzes inside of Canvas. First of all, in my Biology 101 course from the course navigation bar I want to go to the Quizzes tab. You'll notice right now it's grayed out, because we haven't created a quiz. And inside of here it says No quizzes available. Well, in order to create our first quiz we can click on the + Quiz button. I'll go ahead and do that. And here's where we can begin creating our quiz. So first I'll give it a name, and this is Genetics Quiz 1. We can use the text editor to leave Quiz Instructions.
Below this we can decide on the type of quiz that it will be. And there are four types of quizzes inside of Canvas. There are Practice Quizzes that are not graded, so they are just knowledge checks, there are Graded Quizzes that count for points and will automatically be entered in your grade book, there are Graded Surveys that will grade whether or not a student has participated, but will not determine whether they have correct answers or not. And then there's Ungraded Surveys, which don't count for points and doesn't hold a student accountable for participating in it. This may be for voluntary surveys that you create.
Below this we have our Assignment Group. In this case I would put this into Assessments. And then you can decide whether you want to Shuffle the Answers and whether you want to set a Time Limit. Now in this case I am going to set a Time Limit of 15 Minutes for the students. You can decide if you want to Allow Multiple Attempts. And if you do click on this you'll have to decide whether you want to keep the Highest score, the Latest score, or the Average score. I want to keep it at Highest. And then how many attempts that you'll allow. In this case I'll put 3 attempts.
Next, you need to decide whether you want to let students see their quiz responses and the incorrect questions will be marked in student feedback. So I'd like to do this, I think it's very important to provide students with immediate feedback. So I want to put here that yes, and it says here let students see the correct answers, I'm going to put only after their last attempt. And again, see the correct answers only after their last attempt. You can also use this to have a certain time when they will show the correct answers. So perhaps it's later that night after everyone has taken the quiz that students can go in and see those answers.
You can also set a time where they will be hidden again. Here you can click if you want to show one question at a time. And then Quiz Restrictions. So you can require an access code that students would have to enter in order to take the quiz, as well as filtering IP addresses. You can decide who you want to assign it to, in this case I want to assign it to my Biology 101 course. And then you can decide when you want it to be due. Here I'm going to put down that it is due on May 30th, actually I'm going to change this here to another month and we'll say this is going to be due on June 2nd.
You can add the time here. Again, I like to put 11:59 p.m. as being the end of the day, because remember, that midnight can be confusing, because that is the first minute of the next day. So I'll click off that. And then you can determine when the quiz will be available from and when it will be until. Now I like to go in and publish my quiz when I'm ready to give it, but if you want you could put in here a date and time and then publish it and it will not show up for students until that date and time. In this case I'm done, so I'm going to click on Save, but notice that we haven't put any questions yet, but that's okay.
Because what we're going to do is back up and up at the top you'll notice that we just filled out the Details for this quiz, but next to that there's a tab for Questions. I'm going to click on the Questions tab and here's where we can begin to add questions. We can choose from a New Question, we can create a New Question Group, and then you can Find Questions, which refers to your question bank, something we'll talk about in the next video. In this case I'm going to click + New Question and here's where I can begin creating it. First of all we'll give it a title, and in this case I'm going to call it RNA Bases.
We can decide on the question type, and there are a number of them here. There are Multiple Choice, True/False, Fill In the Blank, as well as several others. So my suggestion is to play around with these and find the different quiz types that make the most sense for your course. On the right we can decide how many points it will be worth and then you can add the question. So I'm going to type in my question here. Down below that I'm going to give some possible answers. And here I entered four of them, but down below if you want to enter additional ones you can click here to Add Another Answer. You're also going to want to make sure that you decide on which the correct answer is.
By default Canvas will put it as the first option, but if it's different you're going to want to make sure that you go in here and change that, because it's very frustrating to have a quiz in which you have to go back and explain to students that you had the incorrect answer marked as the correct answer. So I strongly recommend checking that, double checking it, making sure you have the correct answer marked. Now down below I can click on Update Question, I can add a New Question, in this case I'll click Update Question and you'll see that it appears here now. I'm going to add a New Question.
This one I'll title DNA Bases. I'm going to go ahead and make that True/False, and then I'll type in the question. Once I have the question in there I'll go down and make sure that I have the correct answer marked. Again, it will default to the top answer, in this case True, but if it's not true you'll have to go in and change that to False. So right here I'm going to keep it on True, because that is the correct answer, and then I'll click on Update Question. So I now have two questions and I noticed here that I only have this as 1 point and I want to change that.
And you can make changes to a question by clicking on the pencil icon inside of it, and in this case I'm going to change that to 5 points. And when I'm done with that I need to click on Update Question. So now I see that I have two questions, both of them worth 5 points. And when I'm done creating the quiz I can click on Save. If I click on this it will let me know that this quiz is unpublished, so in other words, only the teacher can see it, students can not see it yet. When I want students to be able to see it I can click on Publish and then it will made available to them.
I can go ahead and Preview this quiz however. So right now I'll click on Preview and it's going to show me the two questions. Over here you can see that it's counting down from 15 minutes, because I put a 15 minute time limit. In this case, students would answer the questions, and when they're done Submit their Quiz. And it says that I got 10 out of 10, so it is giving me that immediate feedback, because that's something that we checked. I'm going to go over to the course navigation bar and click on Quizzes, and as you can see here, Genetics Quiz 1 does now show up.
You can see that it has a grayed out cloud, meaning that it is not yet published, but we did create it and it is in here. Next, we'll take a look at the question bank and how using that can help speed up the creation of our assessments.
- Creating a teacher account
- Creating a new course and new modules
- Adding a grading scheme
- Adding students and groups
- Creating assignments and quizzes
- Communicating with conversations and announcements
- Building a class calendar
- Publishing a course