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Classic Quizzes question types

On this page we have collected guides on the question types in Canvas Classic Quizzes. If you want more detailed information about any question type, look at the question type information page for New Quizzes.

Question type Description Link to Canvas Common
Essay Text entry / Essay Question. How do I create an Essay quiz question?
File Upload Enables file upload in the quiz. How do I create a File Upload quiz question?
Fill in Fill in the Blank Enter your question, then define all correct answers for the blank box. Students will see the question followed by a small text box where they will enter their answer. How do I create a Fill in the Blank quiz question?
Fill in Multiple Blanks Enter your question, then define all correct answers for the blank boxes. Students will see the question followed by a small text box where they will enter their answer. How do I create a Fill in Multiple Blanks quiz question?
Formula Questions formulated as a formula. Students can use a formula editor to provide answers How do I create a Formula quiz question?
Matching Build pairs to match together. Students will see the values on the left and must select the correct matching value in a drop-down menu on the right. Multiple rows can have the same answer, and you can add distractions (incorrect answers) to the right How do I create a Matching quiz question?
Multiple Answers This question will display a checkbox next to each answer, and students will have to select ALL the answers that you have labelled as correct. How do I create a Multiple Answers quiz question?
Multiple Choice This question will display a checkbox next to each answer, and students must select the single answer that you have marked as correct. How do I create a Multiple Choice quiz question?
Multiple Dropdown Type your question and specify where each drop-down question/answer should be. Then define, for each drop-down, different answer options, one which is correct. How do I create a Multiple Dropdown quiz question?
Numerical Answer Define the correct answer as a number within a range, or a number with a plus/minus margin of error. Students will see the question followed by a small text box where they will enter their numerical answer. How do I create a Numerical Answer quiz question?
Text (no question) Insert text into the quiz with information or facts. How do I create a Text (no question) in the quiz?
True or False True or false on a statement How do I create a True or False quiz question?
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