New Quizzes Timeline Overview

Document created by Erin Hallmark Administrator on May 13, 2020Last modified by Erin Hallmark Administrator on May 21, 2020
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Initially available to all paid accounts in 2018, New Quizzes was designed to be the new assessment engine for Canvas. 


Milestone Dates

The full timeline for New Quizzes implementation has been posted in User Group: New Quizzes.

This timeline is subject to change and will be updated if necessary. View the New Quizzes Timeline image.

Q2–Q4 2020

  • Critical Capability Development: The Quizzes team completes high-impact improvements prioritized before Classic Quizzes deprecation.



  • Course Copy/Import Content Migration: Admins and instructors can import and copy assessment content as New Quizzes.
  • New Quizzes Enforcement: New Quizzes will be enabled for all courses in paid accounts. Both New Quizzes and Classic Quizzes can be used in tandem.
    • Official Release Notes Announcement Date: 2020-03-23


February 2021

  • Classic Quizzes Deprecation: Classic Quizzes is official deprecated


July 2021

  • Classic Quizzes Creation Discontinuance: quizzes can only be created with the New Quizzes engine
  • Classic Quizzes Submission Discontinuance: only quizzes in the New Quizzes engine can be attempted or submitted by students 


October 2021

  • Classic Quizzes Discontinuance of Quiz Editing: Classic Quizzes can no longer be edited; all content is read-only


July 2022

  • Classic Quizzes Interface End of Life: Classic Quizzes is no longer available via the Canvas interface


July 2026

  • Classic Quizzes API End of Life: Classic Quizzes is no longer available via the Canvas API