Skip to main content

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 use CSV for student response analysis, Canvas is still developing that feature for New Quizzes and it is expected to be public in 2022 as Classic Quizzes disappears.

Change a Classic quiz to New Quizzes

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

Read about the question types available in Classic 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.

Read about how question groups work in Classic Quizzes .


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

Read about how to moderate in Classic Quizzes .

Did you find this page useful?
Thank you for helping us!
Belongs to: KTH Intranet
Last changed: Dec 10, 2021