New Quizzes Migration Project

Transitioning from Classic to New Quizzes

Information and Technology Services made “New Quizzes” more readily available within U-M Canvas on December 6, 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

May 2023: The last date to create Classic Quizzes, but individuals will still have access to edit and share.
June 2024: New Quizzes will replace Classic Quizzes


 Fall 2021 through Summer 2024

  Fall 2021* Spring 2022* Spring 2023* Summer 2024*
New Quizzes
  • December 6: Presented as an option each time a quiz is created
  • Bulk migration tool in beta
  • Bulk migration tool expected in production
  • Public APIs available in GraphQL
  • Only New Quizzes can be created beginning May 2023
  • Deadline to migrate all Classic Quizzes to New Quizzes
Classic Quizzes
  • Presented as an option each time a quiz is created
  • Process begins for migrating Classic Quizzes to New Quizzes using migration tool
  • Continued to be migrated using migration tool
  • Editing and adjustments to moderation allowed
  • Classic Quizzes retained in the database
  • API support for archival purposes
  • Access to Classic Quizzes removed from Canvas

*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:

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.

Note: Classic Quizzes and New Quizzes currently do not have exact parity. The Getting Started with New Quizzes page highlights the features that are not yet available in New Quizzes, but will be added by Instructure as the migration progresses.

Questions or Concerns

Project administration questions should be directed to the ITS New Quizzes Project Team at