You can view quizzes in your course by accessing the Quizzes page. Learn how to view each type of quiz that may appear in your course.
Note: Your instructor may choose to hide the Quizzes link in Course Navigation. If the Quizzes link is not available, you can still access Quizzes through other areas of Canvas.
In Course Navigation, click the Quizzes link.
Quizzes are identified by the quiz icon .
In the Quiz Index Page, you can view the name of each quiz , the availability dates for the quiz , the due date for the quiz , the number of points the quiz is worth , and the number of questions in the quiz .
Quizzes are ordered by due date. Some quizzes may not include a due date.
View Availability Dates
The first dates you may see are called availability dates. Sometimes your instructor only wants you to submit a quiz during a specified date range, so the available dates are the range of time that the quiz is accessible to you.
- If the quiz does not have a date listed, the quiz is open; you can complete the quiz at any time during your course.
- If the quiz says Available until [date], you can complete the quiz until the specified date.
- If the quiz says Not Available Until [date], the quiz is locked until until the specified date.
- If the quiz says Closed, the quiz cannot accept quiz submissions.
If you start a quiz but do not submit it, Quizzes includes an autosubmit feature that will submit the quiz for you on the Available until quiz date. If a quiz does not include an Available until date, the quiz will autosubmit on the last day of the course.
Note: If a date does not include a time, the listed date defaults to 12 am. Therefore, the last day for the quiz is the full day before the listed date. For instance, if a quiz is Available until August 22, you can access the quiz until August 21 at 11:59 pm, which in this example is the same date as the Due date.
View Due Dates
The second set of dates are the Due dates  for each respective quiz. Any quizzes submitted after the due date are marked as late; some instructors may deduct points for late submissions. Again, not all quizzes may include a Due date.
You can still submit late quizzes before the quiz Available until date (otherwise the quiz will be autosubmitted for you).
Please be aware that the Due date may be before or on the Available date.
Due dates also include a time . If your instructor does not set a specific time, the quiz due time defaults to 11:59 pm and submissions will be late if submitted after 11:59:59 pm.
You can search for a quiz by typing a quiz title or a keyword in the Search for Quiz field.
View Quiz Details
To view the details of a quiz, click the name of the quiz.
View Open Quiz
When a quiz is open to you to take at any time, you can view the due date, points, and questions for the quiz.
You can also view additional details:
- Time Limit : the length of time you have to complete the quiz. If your quiz has a time limit, you must complete the entire quiz within that time in one sitting. If you navigate away from the quiz, the timer will keep running. You will also be kicked out of the quiz when the time limit has been reached.
- Instructions : any instructions that your instructor has about the quiz.
In the example above, the quiz is due by September 15. However, if you were to miss the due date, you could still take the quiz for late credit before the last day of the course.
To take the quiz, click the Take the Quiz button.
- If you start a quiz that has a due date, but do not finish the quiz by the due date (as indicated in your local time zone), Canvas will automatically submit the quiz on the due date.
- Quiz details do not show the due date in relation to the current time. For example, if a quiz has a due date of 11:59 pm and you begin the quiz at 11:30 pm, you will only have 30 minutes to complete the quiz before it is marked late. The same time restriction applies if you are taking a timed quiz. For example, if the Time Limit was set to 60 minutes but you begin the quiz at 11:30 pm, you still only have 30 minutes to complete the quiz before it is marked late. Canvas will notify you regarding any time restrictions when you begin the quiz.
View Quiz with Availability Dates
When a quiz is open to you during availability dates, you can view all available quiz information in addition to the specific dates the quiz is available to you. Availability dates may include a first available date (open date), last available date (locked or closed), or both dates to create an overall date range. The Due date may be before or on the last available date (if one is set).
In the example above, the quiz is available to you starting April 8 at 12 am and is due by April 9 at 11:59 pm. However, if you were to miss the due date, you could still take the quiz until April 10 at 11:59 pm for late credit. If you do not submit the quiz by the last available date of April 10 at 11:59 pm (as indicated in your local time zone), Canvas will automatically submit the quiz on the last available date. On April 11 at 12 am, the quiz will not be available to you.
Note: Quiz details do not show due and availability dates in relation to the current time. For example, if a quiz has an Until date of 11:59 pm and you begin the quiz at 11:30 pm, you will only have 30 minutes to complete the quiz. The same time restriction applies if you are taking a timed quiz. For example, if the Time Limit was set to 60 minutes but you begin the quiz at 11:30 pm, you still only have 30 minutes to complete the quiz. Canvas will notify you regarding any time restrictions when you begin the quiz.
View Locked Quiz
When a quiz is locked, you can view all details of the quiz. You can also view the date when you can take the quiz.
View Closed Quiz
When a quiz is closed, you can view all details of the quiz. You can also view the date the quiz was locked to submissions.
In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.
Click the name of a quiz.
View the rubric for your quiz.
Note: Depending on how your instructor set up the rubric, it may or may not include point values. If the rubric does not include point values your instructor may still use it to provide feedback on your quiz.
Find an available quiz you'd like to take and click the title of the quiz.
To begin the quiz, click the Take the Quiz button.
Complete the quiz per your instructor's instructions. Quizzes will either have all the questions on one page, or each question will be shown one at a time.
There are several different question types in Canvas that your professors may choose to employ, from True/False to Essay format. Questions can vary by question type. Each question will show in the top right corner the point value of the question. Each question will be divided from others by a box surrounding the question and answers.
You can use other areas in the quiz to help you navigate and complete quiz questions, including the sidebar and the flagging questions feature.
At any point during the quiz, you can view a summary of your quiz. Questions you've answered will be faded out and identified by a checkmark icon , while unanswered questions will be bolded and identified by a question mark icon .
You can also view the due date for the quiz . In the sidebar, the quiz due date refers to the autosubmit date, which can be a specified Until date or the last day of the course. This is not the due date set for when the quiz will be marked late.
You'll also see a timer showing your progress on the quiz. For untimed quizzes , the quiz shows as the elapsed time. If you are taking a timed quiz , the timer shows the running time and counts down until time expires.
View Quiz Warning Notifications
If you are taking a timed quiz, or you are taking a quiz close to the due date or lock date and time, Canvas generates warning messages to help you manage your time in the quiz. Canvas will also warn you if you lose the connection to the internet during the quiz.
View Due Date Warning
If you are taking a quiz with a set due date, you will see a warning popup banner as to how many minutes remain before the quiz will be marked late. Warnings appear 30 minutes prior, five minutes prior, and one minute prior.
View Time Restriction Warning
If you start a quiz near the time when it will be due, you will see a warning popup banner. Use the sidebar to view the time the quiz is due and how many minutes are remaining. In this sense, the quiz due date refers to the autosubmit date, which is either a specified lock (Available until) date or the last day of the course. Warnings appear 30 minutes prior, five minutes prior, one minute prior, and 10 seconds prior.
View Quiz Logout Warning
If at any time you get logged out of Canvas while taking a quiz, you will see a warning pop-up banner. To resume your quiz, click the Login button.
If your browser allows you to leave the quiz, you can pause the quiz by leaving the quiz page. When you are ready to resume the quiz, the quiz will resume where you left off.
Note: If you leave a timed quiz, the timer will keep running and the quiz will be automatically submitted when time runs out.
View Auto Submit Warning
If you do not submit a timed quiz before the time runs out, Canvas displays a pop-up box telling you that your quiz time has expired. The quiz automatically submits after the ten-second count down , or you can click the Ok, fine button or Close icon to submit your quiz .
You can answer a variety of question types in an assessment in New Quizzes.
Note: If the quiz you are accessing displays differently, your instructor may have used the Classic Quizzes tool to create the quiz. Functionality may differ between these quiz types. For help with answering quiz questions, please see How do I answer each type of question in a quiz?
To answer a Categorization question, drag and drop the possible answers in the matching category.
To answer an Essay question, click the text box  and type your content. Content can be formatted through the Rich Content Editor .
Your essay may also include a minimum and/or maximum word count .
File Upload Question
To answer a File Upload question, drag and drop the file  or select a file by clicking the Browse link .
If your instructor has limited the file types that can be uploaded, you can view allowed file types for the question .
View your uploaded file . To delete the file, click the Delete icon .
If your instructor allows multiple file uploads, you can upload additional files .
Note: If the option to upload a new file is not displayed, you have reached the file upload limit.
Fill in the Blank Question
Fill in the Blank questions include three answer types: text entry, drop-down, and drag and drop. To answer a text entry question, type your answer in the Answer field . To answer a drop-down question, click the drop-down menu  and select the option that answers your question.
To answer a drag and drop question, drag your answer to the answer field .
To answer a Formula question, enter your response in the text box.
Hot Spot Question
To answer a Hot Spot question, click the area of the image that answers the question.
To answer a Matching question, view the question . Then click the drop-down menu to select the matching answer .
Multiple Answer Question
To answer a Multiple Answer question, click the checkboxes next to all applicable answers.
Multiple Choice Question
To answer a Multiple Choice question, click the button next to the answer.
To answer a Numeric question, type the answer in the Answer field  or use the arrow keys to increase or decrease the answer .
To answer a Numeric question in scientific notation, use the following format: m*10^n, where m represents the coefficient, the asterisk represents the multiplication function, and ^n represents the exponent.
To answer an Ordering question, drag and drop the items in the correct order . You can also click the Move icon  and move an item up or down .
To answer a question that includes content, view the content  to answer the related question(s) . Associated questions can be any of the other questions available in New Quizzes.
True or False Question
To answer a True or False question, click the button next to the answer.
Find the quiz you would like to resume and click the title of the quiz.
To resume the quiz, click the Resume Quiz button. The quiz will resume where you left off. When you are finished, you can submit the quiz.
Click the title of the quiz.
View Quiz Results
The quiz results screen consists of several areas:
- Attempt History
- Quiz Results
- Submission Details
Unavailable Quiz Results
If your instructor has hidden your quiz grades, your results will be unavailable until grades are posted.
View Attempt History
Attempt History shows your latest quiz attempt, the time it took to take the quiz, and your score.
Attempt History with Repeated Quiz Attempts
For repeated quiz attempts, the history will display the results of every attempt. Each attempt has a hyperlink that will display each quiz result, respectively.
View Quiz Results
If your instructor allows, you can view the results of your quiz along with the correct answers. This view will also show your total score, the time and date it was submitted, and how long it took to complete the quiz.
View Correct Answers
If your instructor allows you to see correct answers, the quiz results will display your answer along with the correct answer.
A correct answer that you marked will be indicated by a green flag . A wrong answer will be indicated by a red flag pointing to your answer . The correct answer will be indicated by a gray flag .
View Quiz Responses Only
If your instructor does not allow you to view correct answers, the quiz results will only display your responses and note whether they were correct or incorrect.
View Protected Quiz Results
Some instructors will not allow you to view your quiz results at all. This setting is common for quizzes that are allowed multiple attempts.
View Submission Details
Submission Details is another way to view your quiz results. Displayed in the sidebar, submission details will show the time it took to take the quiz , your current score , and your kept score , which is the score that Canvas records in the Gradebook.
Note: If your current score includes an asterisk, some questions have not been graded by your instructor, such as essay and file upload questions. You can also view the status of your quiz on your Grades page.
Submission Details with Repeated Quiz Attempts
For repeated quiz attempts, the submission details will continue to display the current score  and the kept score . However, in this case, the kept score is assigned by your instructor and can either be your latest quiz attempt score, the highest quiz score, or the average of all your scores. The kept score is indicated at the bottom of the submission detail area .
View Previous Attempts
You can also view previous attempts through the sidebar submission details. Click the View Previous Attempts link.
View Quiz Results for Previous Attempts
Each quiz attempt will be listed in the sidebar with a hyperlink to the quiz results. Click the attempt you wish to view . The quiz results for that attempt will appear . Keep in mind that the same settings will apply in the quiz results, meaning that you may only be able to view your responses or not view quiz results at all.
To return to the quiz, click the Back to Quiz link .
In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.
View Quiz Comments
Locate the quiz and click the Comment icon .
View the comments in the assignment . You can also view the author, date, and time of the comment .
Your quiz submission also displays comments. Click the title of the quiz.
Any instructor comments added to your submission, as well as any comments added by you, appear in the Comments portion of the sidebar .
If your quiz includes a rubric , your instructor may also leave comments in the rubric.
You can add comments to your assignment submission. Type your comment in the Add a Comment field .
To attach a file to your comment, click the Attach File link .
To submit your comment, click the Save button .
Add Media Comment
In Course Navigation, click the Quizzes link.
To open an assessment, click the title of the assessment.
View the number of attempts you have taken . To retake an assessment, click the Begin button .
Note: If the quiz displays differently, your instructor may have used the Classic Quizzes tool to create the quiz. For help retaking a classic quiz, see How do I know if I can retake a quiz?
If you have no attempts remaining, a warning message will appear on the assessment page.