Canvas: 4 Different Types of Quizzes

Canvas has one thing that D2L didn’t, multiple options for types of quizzes. Below, I’ve explained each one, and how you may use it.

Create Graded Quiz

Create_Graded_Quiz_displayA graded quiz is the most common quiz, and Canvas automatically creates a column in the grade book for any graded quizzes you build. After a student takes a graded quiz, certain question types will be automatically graded.This is traditionally what you think of when you think of “Quizzes.”

Create Practice Quiz

Create_Practice_Quiz_displayA practice quiz can be used as a learning tool to help students see how well they understand the course material. Students do not receive a grade for practice quizzes, even though the quiz results display the number of points earned in the quiz. Practice quizzes do not appear in the Syllabus or the Gradebook.Provides a different spin, no grades assigned, but students can still see their results. This would be great to use as a review of materials, OR as a pre-assessment before the course starts to determine what exactly your students know.

Create Graded Survey

Create_Graded_Survey_displayA graded survey allows the instructor to give students points for completing the survey, but it does not allow the survey to be graded for right or wrong answers. Graded surveys have the option to be anonymous.You can use this, again, as a pre-assessment. For example, I know several faculty who send students a survey to fill out before class begins. You could use this to give them points for filling it out, and you won’t have to deal with collecting emails/paper.

Keep in mind that we also have the survey tool, Qualtrics.

Create Ungraded Survey

Create_Ungraded_Survey_displayAn ungraded survey allows you to get opinions or other information from your students, but students do not receive a grade for their responses. With ungraded surveys, you can make responses anonymous. Ungraded surveys do not appear in the Syllabus or the Gradebook.