When you create a quiz, you have a variety of options to choose from within a quiz.
When creating a new quiz, Canvas defaults to the Details tab.
Quiz settings have several options.
Shuffle Answers : You can shuffle (randomize) answers. (You can also shuffle questions by creating a question group.)
Time Limit : You can choose to set a time limit by entering the number of minutes students have to complete the entire quiz. Timed quizzes begin once a student begins the exam and do not pause if the student navigates away from the quiz. If no time limit is set, students will have unlimited time to complete the quiz.
Note: If a timed quiz is automatically submitted after a student loses internet connectivity, the submission time stamp and time to complete the quiz may not align with the allotted time limit and/or the availability dates.
Multiple Attempts : You can allow multiple attempts.
Quiz Responses : You can choose to allow students to view their answers, any automatic feedback generated by the quiz for correct or incorrect answers, and which questions they got wrong. Quizzes default to this option, so if you do not want students to see their quiz responses, deselect the checkbox.
As part of this option, you can restrict students view of the quiz results to Only Once After Each Attempt . Students will only be able to view the results immediately after they have completed the quiz—results include both their responses and the correct answers.
Correct Answers : You can allow students to see correct quiz answers after completing the quiz. This setting enables a green Correct tab on every correct answer for the entire quiz. Quizzes default to this option, so if you do not want students to see the correct answers, deselect the checkbox.
As a part of this option, you can also control when and for how long students can see the correct answers by setting dates (and specific times, if desired) in the Show and Hide fields.
Note: If the Only Once After Each Attempt option is selected, it will override any show or hide dates or times. If you want to show or hide correct answers on any specific date or time, the Only Once option should not be selected.
One Question at a Time : You can show one question at a time and lock questions after answering.
A few of the settings contain expanded menu options:
Allow Multiple Attempts
If you retain the Quizzes default option for students to see their quiz responses:
If you retain the Quizzes default option for students to see the correct answers:
Show One Question at a Time
You can restrict the quiz so it can only be taken in specific situations. By default, these options are never selected.
To require an access code, enter the access code in the access code text field .
To filter IP addresses, enter the IP address in the IP address text field . Note: Quiz IP filters are a way to limit access to quizzes to computers in a specified IP range. Filters can be a comma-separated list of addresses, or an address followed by a mask (i.e., 192.168.217.1/24 or 192.168.217.1/255.255.255.0). For more information on these masks, view the IP Filtering in Canvas PDF.
You can set the Due Date , Available From date , and available Until date  for the quiz. These fields are optional and can be set depending how you want to manage the quiz:
Click the Save button to save your work on your 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.
Once you save your quiz, you have several quiz options.
To publish the quiz, click the Publish button . Publishing a quiz means that students will be able to see the quiz in the course.
Before publishing the quiz, if you want to see the student view and make sure it appears correctly, click the Preview button . To edit the quiz, click the Edit button .
You can also view more options in the Options menu :
Note: If you want to hide the quiz from student view, do not publish the quiz. When the quiz is unpublished, it can only be viewed by the instructor.
To unlock a quiz, click the Options icon  and click the Let Students Take this Quiz Now link .
To unlock a quiz indefinitely, click the No time limit radio button . If you prefer to unlock a quiz until a specific date and time, click the Until radio button  and use the calendar icon  to select the date and time. Click the Unlock button  when you are done.
Once you publish a quiz, you can view additional options.
In addition to the options available for unpublished quizzes, in the Options menu , you can:
In the sidebar, you also have access to related quiz features:
You can also hide grades from students by using posting policies in the gradebook.