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How do I create a quiz with individual questions?

How do I create a quiz with individual questions?

You can add your own questions to your quizzes. You can create various types of quiz questions. Individual questions can also be added to question groups.

Open Quizzes

Open Quizzes

In Course Navigation, click the Quizzes link.

Add Quiz

Add Quiz

Click the Add Quiz button.

Select Quiz Engine

Select Quiz Engine

If your course has New Quizzes enabled, you must select a quiz engine.

To create a classic quiz, click the Classic Quizzes option [1].

To select New Quizzes, click the New Quizzes option [2].

To save your quiz engine selection for this course, click the Remember my choice for this course checkbox [3].

Then click the Submit button [4].

Note: 

Edit Quiz Details

Edit Quiz Details

In the Details tab, enter the name of your quiz [1]. In the Rich Content Editor [2], introduce your quiz with formatted text, images, video, or sample math equations. You can even use the media commenting tool to record an introduction to the quiz.

Complete the rest of the quiz details [3].

Add Question

Add Question

Click the Questions tab [1]. Manually create a new quiz question by clicking the New Question button [2].

Name Quiz Question

Name Quiz Question

Quiz questions are not automatically numbered for instructors. To add a custom name to your quiz question, enter the name in the question text field. Custom names can help you identify quiz questions more easily.

Regardless of the question name, students always see quiz questions in numerical order (i.e. Question 1, Question 2).

Select Question Type

Select Question Type

In the question type drop-down menu, you can create the following types of quiz questions:

 

You can link course content to create Quiz questions, such as linking a diagram image.

Set Point Value

Set Point Value

To set the point value for the question, enter the points in the pts field.

Note: Quiz point values support up to two decimal places. Entering more than two decimal places will round the point value to the nearest hundredth.

Update Question

Update Question

To save your question, click the Update Question button.

View Questions

View Questions

View the questions in your quiz. To view questions details, click the Show Question Details checkbox.

Note: Question details are not available in quizzes with more than 25 questions.

Save Quiz

Save Quiz

Click the Save button to save your work and preview the quiz.

Note: You should not publish your quiz until it is your final product. If you are ready to publish your quiz and make it available to students, click the Save & Publish button.

Preview and Publish Quiz

Preview and Publish Quiz

Click the Preview button [1] to see what students will see when they take the quiz. If the preview shows the quiz the way you want it, click the Publish button [2].

Note: Although you can make changes to the quiz after it is published, students who have already opened or completed the quiz will not see any of the changes, which may affect their grades.

Comments

I created a low-value, introductory multiple choice quiz with unlimited possible attempts to score 100, but I encountered two problems:

Canvas will only allow 9 questions. I wrote 10.

The answer choices to students appear out of order, with the first choice being the correct answer. This is self-defeating once students figure this out. 

Help! Thanks. Steve Combs, Valencia College

Hello Steve ( @scombs7 ),

In order to rearrange the order that correct answers are displayed, please view this lesson.

As far as limiting you to 9 questions, I have never seen this before. Are you referring to the total number of questions in the quiz or total answer choices for a question? If it is the first, you might want to use the Report a Problem link from the Help menu so someone can look into this further.

Cody

I'm having the same issue with it allowing me to only use 9 questions in a quiz.  As a work around I tried to replace one of the questions with another more preferred question.  Even though I had replaced the question and responses it reverted to the original question after it was saved.  

Very frustrating that we can't make a 10 question quiz.  

Lisa Halverson, North Park University

Hi @lkhalverson 

Please use the Report a Problem link in the Help menu so someone can look into this.

Cody

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