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  • If you accidentally published a quiz that needs to be corrected, you can use quiz regrade to edit existing quiz questions and tell Canvas to recalculate student grades.

    Quiz regrade only works with specific quiz question types and only applies to students who have already taken the quiz. Adding or removing a question does not trigger the quiz regrade feature. Additionally, changing the point value for a quiz question also does not trigger a quiz regrade; the student's submitted quiz will show the updated point value, but the current grade won't change in the Gradebook. If you have edited your quiz in one of these three ways, you should moderate the quiz and let the student retake the quiz.

    This feature only applies for students who have already taken the quiz and only the existing quiz questions have been changed.

    Merkelapper Grades, Instructor Guide, Quizzes, Regrade
  • You can use Surveys to receive feedback from your students or give them some extra points by responding to a Survey.

    Note: Student Analysis for Surveys must be downloaded as a CSV file. Item Analysis is not available for Surveys.

    Merkelapper Instructor Guide, Quizzes, Surveys
  • You can create a quiz using a Question Group linked to a Question Bank.

    When you link a Question Bank to a Question Group, you will see all of the Question Banks that you have built in the same course, and those you have bookmarked in other courses where you are the Instructor. You will also see Question Banks that have been added by your administrator to your sub-account, which makes it easy for instructors in the same department or program to share resources.

    Canvas will reference your chosen bank of questions as each student takes the quiz. Each student will get a random number of questions pulled from the bank. For instance, if you want to use questions from the English Department and they have 7 questions in their Question Bank, but you only want the Question Group to display 2 questions, Canvas will randomly pull 2 of the 7 questions as each student takes the quiz.

    If you need your questions to appear in a specific order, you should add individual questions or find questions instead of creating a question group.


    • When linking a question bank to a quiz, be sure to make changes within the question bank before the quiz is available to take. Although you can make changes to the question bank after a quiz is published, students who have already opened or completed the quiz will not see any of the changes, which may affect their grades. Students who begin their quiz after the changes are made will see your updates.
    • Questions that are linked to a Question Bank cannot be regraded since they may be used in more than one quiz.
    Merkelapper Instructor Guide, Quizzes
  • Question Banks are a place to house questions that can be added to quizzes across courses or accounts.

    Merkelapper Instructor Guide, Question Banks, Quizzes
  • 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.

    Merkelapper Instructor GS Guide, Instructor Guide, Quizzes
  • When you create a quiz, you have a variety of options to choose from within a quiz.

    Merkelapper Differentiated Assignments, Instructor Guide, Quizzes
  • You can easily import quizzes from programs that create QTI files. If a program does not create QTI files, it cannot be imported into Canvas.

    QTI files can be created from a variety of different learning management systems and software:

    • Quizzes created in Respondus 4.0 (Windows software) can be exported as QTI packages. To learn how to use Respondus 4.0 refer to this user guide (DOC). A QuickStart guide for Respondus 4.0 is also available (PDF).
    • Quizzes created in Blackboard (WebCT, Angel) can be exported as QTI packages.
    • Quizzes created in Moodle can be exported as QTI packages. Note: This will work with Moodle 2.0 or older versions. However, Moodle 2.1 and newer versions no longer export QTI packages.

    Note: Canvas supports QTI versions 1.2 and 2.1.

    Merkelapper Course Import Tool, Instructor Guide, Quizzes
  • The quiz tool is used to create and administer online quizzes and surveys. You can also use quizzes to conduct and moderate exams and assessments, both graded and ungraded. The steps to create quiz content are the same for each quiz type.

    Merkelapper Instructor GS Guide, Instructor Guide, Quizzes
  • You can add a text or SMS communication channel to receive Canvas notifications on your cell phone. Text or SMS channels appear under the Other Contacts sidebar heading.

    Once you have enabled the contact method, learn how to set notification preferences.

    SMS notifications are currently available for cellular numbers registered in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Uruguay.

    Note: If you have a mobile device and have enabled push notifications, your Canvas profile will include a For All Devices push contact type. If you delete this contact method, the method will reappear the next time you enable the Canvas app on your mobile device.

    Merkelapper Instructor Guide, Mobile Apps, Notifications, User Settings
  • If you created your own Canvas account, you can reset your password through a link in the password request email.

    If your login credentials were provided to you by your institution, you may not be able to reset your Canvas password on your own. Additionally, if you log in to Canvas using your institution's authentication system, you may need to reset your password using your institution's website. If you request a password reset and the email does not have a password reset link, it will include your Canvas email address and the institution that provided you with your password. To change or verify your password, contact the system administrators at your institution.

    Note: If you can log in to Canvas and want to change your password, you may be able to change your password in the User Settings page.

    Merkelapper Canvas UI, Instructor Guide, Login