How to Enable and Use New Quizzes

The New Quizzes feature is available in Canvas but disabled by default. Learn more about New Quizzes.


Enable New Quizzes in your course

  1. Click Settings at the bottom of the course navigation menu.
  2. Click the Feature Options tab.

    List of Setting pages with Feature Options circled

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

    New Quizzes disabled with dropdown to enable

  4. The State icon will change to a green check.

    New Quizzes option enabled with checkmark

Instructure has a full Guide on Enabling a feature.

Create a quiz in the New Quizzes format

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

    Option to create quiz using Classic or New Quizzes.png

  4. The Assignments creation page will open, where you can enter a title, description and due/availability dates.
  5. 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.

    Build Button

Instructure has a full Guide on Creating a New Quiz.

Convert an existing quiz to the New Quizzes format

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

    Dropdown menu with Migrate option circled

  3. 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.)

    Unpublished classic quiz listing

Instructure has a full Guide on Migrating Classic Quizzes to New Quizzes Format.