Update, April 6, 2021: Canvas has updated its timeline for New Quizzes.  New Quizzes will be enforced in July 2022.  Classic Quizzes will be removed from the interface in December 2022.  For more information, please see New Quizzes Timeline Overview.

Canvas has released New Quizzes, a quiz tool that will eventually replace the existing Canvas Quizzes tool. New Quizzes has been in development for several years and has now been enabled to select as a course feature for Canvas@UD, but the existing Quizzes tool is still enabled and fully functional.

Canvas@UD administrators have enabled the New Quizzes course feature to provide options to faculty who believe they would benefit from New Quizzes given the current online delivery of most courses. We understand that this is a time when both stability and flexibility are necessary, so we want to stress that there is no need to make any changes to your Canvas course if you wish to continue using the existing Quizzes tool, and you will see no changes in your Canvas course unless you enable the New Quizzes course feature option.

New Quizzes is a completely different tool – it has many new features and questions types, but it does not support all of the same functions of the current Quizzes tool. It also has a totally different look and feel from most current Canvas tools for both the teacher and the student. To learn more about how New Quizzes compares with the existing Quizzes tool, review the Features Comparison overview provided by Canvas. Given the differences, mixing quiz types within a Canvas course could cause confusion for students.

Enabling New Quizzes

If you would like to enable the New Quizzes in your course, you must enable the New Quizzes feature option in course Settings. Click the Feature Options tab.

Canvas Settings feature tab

Move the New Quizzes toggle to on. The toggle should turn green and display a checkmark.

Once you enable the option, you will be prompted to select which quiz type to create when adding a new quiz:

To save your quiz engine selection for this course, check the “Remember my choice for this course” checkbox.

For more information, visit the New Quizzes Instructor Guide, the New Quizzes Resources Page or watch the overview video:


If you have any questions about the changes or about how to use Canvas effectively, IT Academic Technology Services staff is always available at the Faculty Commons virtual desk or you can send your questions to canvas-info@udel.edu.