How do I take an assessment in New Quizzes?

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You can easily take an assessment from New Quizzes by accessing the Assignments page in Canvas. Depending on how your instructor set up the assessment, questions may be shown all on one page or one at a time. If you are unable to finish an assessment, you may be able to resume it at a later time.

Note: If the quiz you are accessing displays a quiz icon instead of an assignment icon, your instructor is not using quizzes in New Quizzes, an upgraded quiz tool in Canvas. Functionality may differ between these quiz types. For help with taking a quiz, please see How do I take a quiz?

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Open Assessment

Open Assessment

Assessments created in New Quizzes display the Assignments icon [1]. To open an assessment, click the title of an assessment [2].

View Assessment

View Assessment

From the assessment page, you can view the title [1], introduction [2], time limit [3], and due date [4]. You can also view the amount of attempts allowed [5] and previous attempts of the assessment [6].

Enter Access Code

Enter Access Code

If your assessment includes an access code, enter the code in the Access Code field [1]. Then click the Submit button [2].

Take Assessment

Take Quiz

To begin taking an assessment, click the Begin button.

Resume Assessment

Resume Assessment

If you previously left your assessment and are still able to complete it, the page will display the Resume button.

To resume your assessment, click the Resume button.

View Assessment

View Quiz

Complete the assessment per your instructor’s instructions.

Your instructor may ask you to complete several types of questions. Each question will display its point value [1].

To pin a question to review later, click the Pin icon [2].

Open Question Navigator

Open Question Navigator

To open the Question Navigator, click the Expand icon.

View Question Navigator

View Question Navigator

The Question Navigator allows you to easily view all questions included in an assessment. To jump to a specific question, click the question in the Question Navigator [1]. To pin a question to review later, click the Pin icon [2].

Answered questions are highlighted in blue text. Unanswered questions are indicated by white text.

View Pinned Questions

View Pinned Questions

All pinned questions will display in the Pinned Questions section [1]. To view a pinned question, click the name of the question [2].

View Time Limit

View Time Limit

If your assessment has a time limit, a countdown will appear on your screen [1]. To hide the time limit, click the Hide icon [2].

Open Calculator

Open Calculator

Your instructor may allow you to use an on-screen calculator for the entire assessment or only for certain questions. To open the on-screen calculator, click the Calculator icon.

Note: If the Calculator icon doesn't display on the question, your instructor has not enabled calculators.

Use Calculator

Use Calculator

Your instructor may enable a basic calculator or a scientific calculator. To use the calculator, click the number and function buttons or type numbers and functions using your keyboard [1].

To clear a calculation, click the Clear button [2].

View your calculation and results in the results field [3]

Close the calculator by clicking the Close button [4]. Calculations are saved if you close the calculator window.

To move the calculator around the browser window, click and drag the calculator header [5].

Use Scientific Calculator

The scientific calculator includes additional buttons for more advanced functionality [1].

Click the Rad/Deg toggle to switch between Radian and Degree mode [2].

Submit Assessment

Submit Assessment

To submit your assessment, click the Submit button [1]. To return to Canvas and resume your assessment at a later time, click the Return button [2].

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