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Which tool should I choose?

Depending on which type of examination you want to design, there are different tools you can use. This page contains an overview of the tools Canvas, Möbius and Zoom and describes the purposes for which they can be used.

Assignments in Canvas

Assignments in Canvas are suitable for more extensive submissions that need to be reviewed for text matching, as well as for submissions in a format other than text. In Canvas, it is also the most suitable tool for gathering scanned documents and video submissions. Assignments in Canvas can be assessed in SpeedGrader to a greater extent than quizzes, and it is easier to compile students' answers. On this page you will find more information about Canvas Assignments .

Canvas Quizzes

The quiz tool in Canvas contains different types of questions and the possibility of having a bank of questions. It is possible to make quizzes were answers are handed in through file submissions, but be aware that it is not possible to get a summary of all students' solutions during assessment, and that you will need to go into the quiz for each student to find the solutions.

Canvas has two quiz functions. If you have not worked with quizzes in Canvas before, you are advised to learn "New Quizzes", which will be the new standard feature. On this page you will find more information about Canvas Quizzes .


Möbius is an advanced quiz engine suitable for tasks with mathematical formulas, coding or numerical calculations. The tool is based on the Maple computational environment and provides dynamic parametrization of the exercises, for example by adapting the difficulty level of the following questions with respect to earlier answers from the student. Since this tool is more advanced than the quiz function in Canvas, the use of Möbius during an exam is only recommended if it has been used during the course, so that the students have had time to practice with the tool. Learn more about Möbius.


Zoom is suitable when you need to see and be able to talk to students, for example at an oral examination, or when you want a digital presence during, for example, an exam. Learn more about the tool Zoom  or how to conduct examinations with Zoom .

Contact about examination

Do you have questions about examination? There are contact persons for planning and coordinating examinations at each school, and you can also get help with digital arrangements from E-learning. Read more about Contacts for examination .

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Last changed: Jan 12, 2022