Transitioning from Classic to New Quizzes
Information and Technology Services made “New Quizzes” more readily available within U-M Canvas on December 2021. Faculty, instructors, and staff who use "Classic Quizzes" now see an option allowing them to select between New and Classic Quizzes.
This change comes after an announcement by Instructure that New Quizzes will become the native quizzing engine within Canvas once Classic Quizzes retires.
Classic Quizzes Sunset Adjusted Timeline
The timeline is being adjusted. Please stay tuned for updates.
Upcoming Winter 2023 New Quizzes Workshops:
|Fall 2021*||Spring 2022*||More to Come...|
*Milestone dates are based on the seasonal calendar, not the academic term calendar.
As this is a significant change, ITS wants to keep the university community informed as the institution prepares for the move from Classic Quizzes to New Quizzes, to ensure a seamless migration experience. The information provided is designed as an overview of and resource guide for the transition to New Quizzes.
Visit Transparency into Quizzes Planning on the Canvas website to see what and when additional improvements are planned for New Quizzes.
New Quizzes Innovations
The addition of New Quizzes in Canvas brings several new features, including the ability to:
- Print assessments and save them as PDF files
- Quickly duplicate a question type
- Easily align questions to Canvas outcomes
- Edit item banks
- Persistent time adjustment accommodations
- Access additional quiz settings
- Waiting period in exam attempts
- Question shuffling
- Exam time increase for all students
- Take advantage of new question types
Getting Started with New Quizzes
Faculty, instructors, and staff have a choice between New Quizzes and Classic Quizzes each time they create a quiz in Canvas.