New Quizzes is Now Enabled in Canvas

August 18, 2021

New Quizzes is now available in academic courses and sandbox sites.  The New Quizzes tool is an upgraded and improved quizzing tool which will eventually replace the current quiz feature in Canvas (“Classic Quizzes”).  As of August 2021, brand new quizzes can be created in either New Quizzes or Classic Quizzes and any existing quiz that was previously created in Classic Quizzes can be migrated into a New Quizzes version.

Although Classic Quizzes is not going away immediately, New Quizzes will likely become the default quiz tool by Summer 2022.  We strongly encourage all faculty to try out New Quizzes in their Personal Sandbox Sites before Classic Quizzes is retired.  (Don’t have a Personal Sandbox Site?  Request one!).  Please visit the vendor guide for the Classic Quiz Sunset Timeline, but a rough timeline is provided below.  Please be aware that these dates are provided by the vendor and are subject to change.

  • August 2021 – New Quizzes is enabled as an option.  Each brand new quiz can be created in either New Quizzes or Classic Quizzes. 
  • Summer (July) 2022 – All brand new quizzes will be created in New Quizzes, but existing Classic Quizzes can still assigned to and completed by students.
  • Spring (March) 2023 – New Quizzes will be the only available quiz tool in Canvas.

For more information about New Quizzes, please visit our help article on What is New Quizzes?

 If you have any question or concerns, please email