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Classic Quizzes

Classic Quizzes is Canvas' first quiz feature that is currently being replaced by New Quizzes. If you use Classic Quiz today, it’s time to migrate your quizzes to the new quiz feature, “New Quizzes”. At the moment, however, this is the better choice if you need to export CSV-files for student response analysis or if you are using an API.

Change to New Quizzes

​Classic Quizzes is being phased out, for more information you can read our news article about the timeline of the phaseout .

If you have older quizzes in Classic Quizzes and want to switch to the new format it is possible with a few keystrokes. The migration is immediate and directly after the migration you can open and work with the quiz in New Quizzes.

To migrate, do as follows:

  1. Select Quizzes in the course navigation menu. To the right of each quiz, there are three points that will give you different action options when clicked.
  2. Select "Migrate". The questions have now been transferred to the new quiz engine.
  3. You should go through the quiz questions, as some formatting such as line breaks may have changed.

Note! Groups with questions can't be transferred, the questions need to be individual.

Question banks in Classic Quizzes can not yet be migrated directly, but the feature is on its way. Until then, put all the questions in the question bank in one quiz. Then follow the instructions above. Finish by sorting the questions into item banks for New Quizzes.

Feel free to contact your local teacher support to see what they can help with. If you need guidance on the process, you can contact .

You can navigate to the pages on Classic Quizzes in the navigation menu or click on the links under each heading.

Question types

On this page, we have collected guides on the question types in Canvas Classic Quizzes.

Question types Classic Quizzes

If you want more detailed information about any question type, such as recommended usage, look at the pages about question types for New Quizzes.

Question types New Quizzes

Question groups/item banks

Here you can learn how to manage question groups in Classic Quizzes (corresponds to the item banks function in New Quizzes), how to create a question group, add questions to question groups and add questions from question groups to a quiz.

Classic Quizzes question groups


Sometimes students need to get custom submission times, extra attempts at a quiz, or resume an already submitted quiz. Here are instructions on how to do it in Classic Quizzes.

Moderate Classic Quizzes in Canvas

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Last changed: Feb 14, 2023