New Quizzes: Dashboard To Do

This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

As with the original quizzes on canvas, when a student submits a New Quizzes (Quizzes.Next) assessment and there are items that need to be reviewed it should show up on our teacher dashboard in our To Do list so we know to submissions have been made so we can more easily access them in speedgrader to grade.

Community Participant

This is a critical feature for teachers and the lack of support is disheartening. We were told from the very beginning there would be feature parody with Classic quizzes, but there have been multiple instances where that promise has not been met.

Community Participant

Gee I wonder if any students have completed any quizzes??


Bonkers! Good stoush.

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Also bring back html applications in new quizzes asap so we can use mouse overs!

Community Member

I strongly agree with this idea. Let's all get behind this and affect change for the better! "To do" is a must in new canvas quizzes! 

The very idea of abandoning a central tenet of classic quizzes is disheartening as it  has  helped me countless times to give feedback to students in a timely manner! 

New Member

I LOVE CANVAS, but this is the one drawback of the new quizzes. Please make this a new feature! 🤔😫🔎frustrated-strangle.gif





Community Member


New Member

No fair- students get a to do list but not teachers/instructors. This classic quiz feature was da bomb! 

🎶I like your old stuff better than your new stuff🎶

"I see your band now and it's not too bad
You're nothing like you used to be
Please write some songs that really do not s#@k
Please become what you were before
I like your old stuff better than your new stuff (x4)
I try hard not to bring up the past
I'm sorry I had to again
You don't know me I feel you are my friend
I'm trying not to be pretend"
New Member

Please, please, please we need the to do list in new quizzes. Pretty please?

New Member

Canvas I have to confess. I used you. 🤔

You were there when I needed a friend and you were willing.

 Whose fault is that?

I didn't know you were going to turn into a crazy one sided relationship.

Me chasing you hoping you will live up to my expectations.

Alas, I feel let down. 

I am now some crazed stalker having check on six different courses - is there work completed yet?

Every five minutes.

 Come on.

Give me a break.

Dont be so hard to get....

Where is my to do list?

Please come back!!!!








New Member

Yes, puuuleeeaase, "to do" list.

+ mouse over !!


New Member

New quizzes do not show as needing grading in the Gradebook or To-Do list as well as other notifications. This is hampering the ability of students to have work re-evaluated, and assessed for gained knowledge. As an instructor, it is challenging to review all the quizzes to find those that need regrading. 

New Member

I agree this needs to be added to Canvas.

Community Participant

Please implement this for New Quizzes!

New Member

I am frustrated that the New Quizzes in Canvas make life harder for teachers instead of easier. There are some helpful new features, but they are greatly outweighed by the lack of basic functionality compared to the way I have already been using old Quizzes.

I am not sure why Canvas would even release New Quizzes for use before it actually integrated well with the current system. I am not sure that it would be possible to create more frustration for teachers than to "take away" usability from a feature that has already been in place. New Quizzes does not notify an instructor when students have taken a quiz. New Quizzes makes it hard for the instructor to get to the Speed grader. It seems like poor planning and a lack of understanding about what teachers need to force a user to go to the grade book and look for an assignment in order to grade that assignment. It would make more sense for the user to be able to go directly to the assignment as the old Quizzes does. It would make more sense for a link to be created on the ToDo list as the old Quizzes does.

I do not have the say over who our educational institution uses for online content delivery. If I did, I would have already moved on to a service that attempted to meet my needs as a teacher. Everyone has different needs, but I am not sure what need was prioritized over usability when so many other companies get that part right.

Community Participant

This is one of the biggest complaints about new quizzes from teachers. They used this to manage their workload with old quizzes and currently do so with assignments. The To Do list becomes obsolete when it doesn't work for all submissions

Community Participant

If this is not added to New Quizzes this is a deal breaker for our staff.

Community Member

Yes, please add this feature! I feel terrible that I missed an extended response question in one of my New Quizzes until a student called my attention to it!

Community Member

This is an absolute must.

New Member


Community Participant

Agreed! It doesn't seem logical that upgrading to New Quizzes would result in a loss of function, not a gain. 

I first tried out New Quizzes in Spring 2020 and found this exact issue to be a source of frustration. It is surprising to me that it is now Fall 2021 and there has been no progress toward fixing this.

New Member

Same here. Please fix this.