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

I actually didn't realize this feature wasn't there until I was talking with one of my faculty members today who is using New Quizzes. I'm guessing this is an issue due to New Quizzes build as an LTI, but it's frankly insane that this doesn't exist given that due to the general design of Canvas faculty rely deeply on the To Do list in their grading workflow. This definitely needs to be added to/prioritized for New Quizzes.

Community Member

Agreed! This should be fixed!

New Member

I am a teacher for a high school in Washington State.

In Classic Quizzes, any assignment needing questions manually graded show up on the To Do List. In the Grades section of Canvas, this is also indicated by the paper/pencil symbol. 

When New Quizzes is used, assignments needing questions manually graded do not show up on the To Do List. When looking at Grades, a score is also inserted for automatically graded questions. As a result, there is no visual cue indicating a quiz is ready to be scored.

Can you make New Quizzes show up on the To Do List similar to how Classic Quizzes show up on the To Do List?

New Member

Pleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease fix this.  I'm going bonkers having to go into each quiz everytime a student lets me know they've completed it.

New Member

Yes. This is a big problem and I would love it fixed. Getting notification about new quizzes is important. They are hard to dig around and find to grade too. It would be great if they showed up in dashboard. 

Community Member

There are certain features that are only available in the "New Quizzes" feature. From my understanding as well, wasn't the long term goal to replace the old quizzes tool with this new one? I believe this honestly is an essential feature. I have been trying to work around this for nearly two years by using the gradebook view and look for quizzes that are submitted "late" to identify which ones I need to grade, but then I have to clear the late flag if I want to be able to use this as a quick indicator of what needs to be graded in the future...

New Member

New Quizzes is so awesome EXCEPT I DON'T WANT TO USE IT ANYMORE because of one simple thing. 

Canvas HAS TO change it so it APPEARS IN THE TEACHER TO DO LIST!!!

I'm done using it until this is fixed. It causes me as a teacher WAY TO MUCH WORK to try to go in everyday and see who completed it.

It is such a bummer because New Quizzes is such an incredible tool.  Plus we can mimic how students see tests with stimulus and questions like they do on RISE/SAGE.


New Member

Please fix this. It is critical that teachers can do the basics of their job of grading assignments. 

Community Member

Has this been fixed? Learning that Classic Quizzes are going away next year, I have built all my curriculum in New Quizzes and shared my resources with my faculty on Commons. After reading all of these comments, I am so surprised that I am also struggling grading my students. They, too, will have issues grading. 

Community Participant

Please place on To Do List and flag the item in grade book so that a teacher can identify that the grade there is not final because it does not include the manually graded items. 


Community Member

@laura_clark  Do you have screenshots for what you're describing here? 

I just read and voted by clicking on the 5 stars for Dashboard To Do in several posts:


AND found another post where I clicked on the thumbs up, but it doesn't look like there is an immediate fix, especially with the timeline for the December 2020 enforcement date for New Quizzes has been postponed until July 2021. 

I am highly considering rebuilding my curriculum back to the Classic Quizzes...


Community Member

Click on the stars to cast your vote! Currently, there are 31 comments, but only 19 people voted. Arg!

By voting, you are helping put these issues on Instructure’s radar so they get addressed. This issue is a huge problem for teachers.

Please rate and comment on these issues about Canvas’ New Quizzes!


Please follow this link to address the other half of this problem:

New Quizzes grading indication in SpeedGrader:

  • Currently, if a teacher looks at SpeedGrader, all students will have a green checkmark indicating that they don’t need grading, instead of a yellow dot noting that students have items that need grading.


New Member

Don't forget to vote by clicking the stars at the top!!! 

New Member

Did this ever get solved? It is beyond annoying

New Member

I completely agree. This should be a top priority for fixing especially because the new quiz feature is so great.

New Member

I agree. Please fix.

Community Member

There should be some sort of notification process for New Quizzes that require teacher attention.  Other LTI functions, such as Google Assignments, provide notification of work to be graded.  It is such a time-consuming task to verify whether or not students have submitted/resubmitted a New Quizzes item.  It seems like it should be a high priority concern. 

New Member

Same issue as people here mentioned: I had to go over and over assignments on Speed grader to see if anything had been submitted. I never knew what was submitted and there were no notifications (like in the old version). it was hard to keep track and not miss someone! Please fix this.


Community Member

Yes, please!

New Member

This feature is a must when the transfer to New Quizzes is complete!