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New Quizzes: Show and Hide Quiz Results by Date

New Quizzes: Show and Hide Quiz Results by Date


Allow a show/hide date range for the "Let Students See Their Quiz Responses (Incorrect Questions Will Be Marked in Student Feedback)" quiz setting.

In order to maintain test security, instructors often want to limit students from viewing their quiz results until after the due date for the quiz has passed.  Currently, the correct answers can be set to be shown and hidden on given dates, but students will still be able to see the questions, their responses, incorrect answers, and feedback prior to this date, and if an instructor wants students only to be able to see their results but not correct answers, the only way to do this is to uncheck the "Let Students See Their Quiz Responses" option then manually go back and enable it once the due date (or other chosen date) has passed.

Please add a date range selector like the one that is there for Let Students See the Correct Answers: 

Screenshot of the quiz settings with date range selector for the Let Students See Their Quiz Results option

New Member

In classic Quizzes, instructors can set a release date and time to show students the correct answers (for example, after the quiz has closed or after the due date). 


That capability isn't currently available in New Quizzes, and my faculty want to see it before switching over from Classic Quizzes. (in New Quizzes the current option is just a yes/no - either students are shown the correct answers or not). Is this in development? 

Community Contributor

@ctr_amachsonca - Great question and based on a meeting today with one of our academic units, we are also interested in the Results Student View settings to control be dates or immediately after a student takes the assessment the ability to limit result visibility to students.

New Member

I agree with the comments posted previously.  Allowing students to see their responses for a short period of time after completing the quiz is very important for my program, particularly for the online courses.  In Classic Quizzes, we are able to have the students see their responses ONCE at the completion of the quiz, but then they cannot go back in and view the questions and answers afterward.  This gives the students the ability to see what they got wrong and ask questions, but maintains the security of the test questions.  This feature really needs to be reinstated in the New Quizzes platform!

Community Member

I just started playing with New Quizzes and am really disappointed that there is not a way to choose dates to release correct answers.  Like most of the posters here, I like to give students multiple attempts, so I allow them to see what they did right and wrong, but I hide the correct answers.  I always set a date for the correct answers to appear so I don't have to remember to go in and manually change it.

With New Quizzes, my workload will be larger because I have to take the trouble to manually allow students to see the correct answers before they study for exams.  It's nuts! 

New Member

This capability is essential!  To prevent cheating, I do not want ANY quiz results (whether graded right or wrong; and certainly not the correct answers) divulged before the deadline (New Quizzes is good here).  HOWEVER, I need those graded quiz results to automatically release at a prescribed time (e.g., at the deadline) so students can review their quiz results before attending lecture.  My students prefer pre-lecture quizzes to be due at 11:59PM the night before lecture... constantly returning at midnight to change the settings to manually release the answers is frustrating!!!   We need this OLD Quizzes capability RESTORED!!  THANK YOU for listening!!!


Community Team
Community Team


Our product teams are no longer developing new functionality on the code base for Classic Quizzes, as it is scheduled for deprecation. The idea under which you're commenting is specifically directed at enhancing the functionality for New Quizzes.

New Member


Exactly!  If I wasn't clear, the problem is with New Quizzes!  Unlike Classic Quizzes, New Quizzes doesn't allow me to schedule when quiz results become available.  We need this functionality in New Quizzes.   Thanks for engaging us on this!

New Member

Dear Canvas,

This "idea" has been open for conversation for 2.5 years!!!!   When does someone at Canvas actually do something to solve the problem????  Are you busy tomorrow?  Let's get someone on this already!!

Community Participant

I agree that this is really needed.  Having to turn answers after every homework (~ 35 times a semester) takes a lot of time and energy.

New Member

I don't have anything to add that hasn't already been said. It seems reasonable that New Quizzes would retain all of the best features of Classic Quizzes and improve upon them. The share exam results by date was a staple. Please add it to New Quizzes.

New Member

I am using Classic Quizzes for now since the New Quizzes does not have the option to release the correct answers at a specific date (such as once the quiz closes). I would like to encourage Canvas to add this feature into the New Quizzes - most of my colleagues don't release quiz answers until after the quiz is due to discourage students from sharing answers as they often have a window of 24-48 hours to complete a quiz.

Community Member

@SuSorensen  I want to share that I just sat at my desk and cried when I discovered that our faculty cannot hide correct responses until the due date has passed because this is the umpteenth thing that I will have to tell them is not an option in NQ. I have spent the last few weeks (since we announced the move to NQ) trying to share positive opportunities for this tool with faculty while beating my head against the desk behind my closed office door. I simply cannot believe Instructure is going to make this transition with such a poor replacement. 

Community Member

I agree, please put it in new quizzes.

Many of our instructor wish to not show students correct answer until after conclusion of quiz. To minimize one student taking quiz and then passing on answers to other students. Or as stated above, open quiz for review after a certain date when going into future quizzes (i.e.mid-term or final).

I understand that this can be done manually in new quizzes....but that is a lot of added work when we are used to being able to set dates in classic quizzes.

I don't see this feature on the comparison chart, or did I miss something?

New Member

In "Classic Quizzes" you're able to specify the date and time when to let students see correct answers, in "New Quizzes", this feature is no longer offered.  We've had a few faculty members to inquire about this.  It would be great to see this feature offered in "New Quizzes" as well.

New Member

Upvote! I don't like the "all or nothing" feature of "letting the students see the correct answers.

New Member

Totally agree! I have no idea why if one selects "Let students see their quiz responses after each attempt", the date to display the correct answers is disabled.

I want my students to see their incorrect choices after their first attempt, but not see the correct answers until everybody has taken the quiz and the quiz is closed at a certain date and time.


Quiz setup Canvas.PNG

New Member

I use this feature in the classic quizzes as well.... my students have come to rely on this timely feedback in their studies for exam preparation.  I too, am voting for this feature/setting to be enabled in the new quizzes.  

New Member

Similar to the older version, please allow New Quiz results to be shown at a later date. Important if students are taking an assessment on consecutive days. 

Also, need ability to restrict duration of reviewing quiz after completed and graded. 

New Member

Yes please!!!  🙂

New Member

I see that this request was initiated in July 2019 and already has 62 votes.

When is Canvas going to implement ideas like this? Mind you this is not a request to add a "feature". This request/ticket is for fixing a "bug". Fixing an issue should have the highest priority and Canvas should not wait for getting enough "votes!"

Thank you!