How to Enable and Use New Quizzes

Note: The New Quizzes feature will be available in Canvas starting Sept 1, 2021. Learn more about New Quizzes.


To enable the New Quizzes tool in your course:

  • Click Settings at the bottom of the course navigation menu.
  • Click the Feature Previews tab.

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  • Next to the New Quizzes feature, click the State icon (Disabled state shows as red X), then select Enabled.

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  • The State icon will change to a green check.

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Full Guide on Enabling a Feature


To create a quiz in the New Quizzes format:

  • Click Quizzes in the course navigation menu.
  • Click the +Quiz button at the top of the page.
  • In the ‘Choose a Quiz Engine’ prompt, select the New Quizzes option, then click the Submit button.

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  • The Assignments creation page will open, where you can enter a title, description and due/availability dates.
  • Click the Build button at the bottom of the page to enter the New Quizzes tool, where you can create question content and configure settings specific to quizzes.

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Full Guide on Creating a New Quiz


To convert an existing quiz to the New Quizzes format:

  • Click Quizzes in the course navigation menu.
  • Click the Options icon (three vertical dots) to the right of the quiz title you want to convert and select Migrate.

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  • This will create a copy of the quiz in the New Quizzes format, indicated by a filled-in rocket icon. (The Classic Quizzes format is indicated by a rocket outline icon.)

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Full Guide on Migrating Classic Quizzes to New Quizzes Format