10 Things to Help You Migrate to New Quizzes

  • Year 1: You will have the option to create and administer both Classic Quizzes and New Quizzes in your Canvas courses.
  • Year 2: No new Classic Quizzes can be created after June 1, 2023, but all Classic Quizzes created before that date can be edited and administered to students.
  • After Sunset: Classic Quizzes will sunset on June 31, 2024. After this date you will not be able to edit and administer Classic Quizzes to your students. However, you will be able to continue migrating Classic Quizzes to New Quizzes even after that date. 

  • Not everyone has to, or should, transition to using New Quizzes with students in Year 1.
  • Strategize by implementing New Quizzes in your smaller courses with lower stakes first. As you become familiar with the interface, consider your next steps for Year 2. 
  • Take this change as an opportunity to revisit your quizzes across courses
  • Reviewing the Recommended Implementation and Timeline and Essential Things to Know About New Quizzes can help guide your decisions.

  • Start experimenting with New Quizzes, even if you aren't ready to use them in your course.
  • Explore New Quizzes in a Canvas course not tied to student enrollment. You can always import your newly created quizzes to a different course shell.
  • Expect a learning curve as you explore the new features in New Quizzes.

  • When migrated, a simple Classic Quiz that does not contain Question Groups or links to Question Banks becomes a New Quiz.
  • The migration of a Classic Quiz that contains Question Groups or links to Question Banks results in a New Quiz and associated Item Banks.
  • Item Banks are collections of questions that can be re-used in New Quizzes across Canvas courses.
  • Preparing Question Banks and Question Banks before migration will make it easier to manage and search Item Banks across Canvas courses after migration.

  • New Quizzes doesn't have the survey question type, so the surveys in Classic Quizzes are migrated as a standard graded quiz. If you heavily use anonymous surveys, consider Qualtrics, Top Hat, or continue using Classic Quizzes throughout Year 1.
  • The Text (no question) question type will migrate to New Quizzes as the Stimulus question type.
  • You can expect to see new question types and question settings in New Quizzes.

  • Item Banks organize your questions into collections that follow you across Canvas courses.
  • Assign questions to Item Banks in New Quizzes once you migrate your simple Classic Quizzes so you can re-use your questions across Canvas courses.
  • Use Item Banks to randomize questions inside a New Quiz.

  • The Rich Content Editor is the editor you will use when creating Canvas content items such as questions in New Quizzes. This editor can support text, HTML, multimedia content, mathematical notations, and other rich media.
  • Canvas is working on improving the Rich Content Editor in New Quizzes as the New Quizzes RCE is not as robust as the RCE in other parts of Canvas, such as Pages, Announcements, etc. The urgency for improving RCE is high on the Canvas transparency timeline.
  • As a result, some items, such as Studio videos, may need to be re-linked in New Quizzes after migrating. Formulas will transition as images and must be re-created. All images used in questions and responses are stored inside New Quizzes and are not uploaded to the course’s Files area.
  • Instructors who use RCE in their assessments should consider waiting until Year 2 to migrate to New Quizzes.

  • After migrating, be sure to review all questions and question settings in New Quizzes.
  • It is recommended to preview every New Quiz in Student View after migration.

Looking for Help?

Please reach out to one of the recommended support structures if you need any assistance.

You can also join the New Quizzes Canvas Course for more information or download the 10 Tips to Help you Migrate to New Quizzes (PDF).

Additional Resources for Canvas New Quizzes