Quizzes in Canvas Training


Course overview


1 hour

Delivery method

Training room based in a local setting

Who it is suitable for

This session is suitable for those who are new to teaching at the University, or who have little knowledge of using the additional features within Canvas. It might also be of interest to those staff who support the administration of Canvas courses.

No formal knowledge or experience of using a virtual learning environment is required. Participants should have a basic understanding of an internet browser.

The session will make reference to the Professional Development Gateway course Quizzes in Canvas. Participants may find it useful to look at the course prior to signing up for this session.


This session will introduce you to the quiz features in Canvas.

The session will comprise a short presentation / demonstration, followed by a series of guided hands-on activities. There will be a range of activities to choose from, based around different topics areas that are covered in the respective Professional Development Gateway course.

We will cover the essential functionality, including the range of available question types and optional settings, and then consider how your quizzes can be made available to students. Using quizzes as surveys will also be discussed. Finally, some options for additional management of quizzes will be considered, including copying between courses and features available within question banks.

You are also welcome to bring your own examples of questions to try within the session.

We will not cover use of Respondus or Maple TA in this session.

By the end of the session participants will have:

  • understood the scope of the Canvas quiz features
  • created questions using the different types
  • built quizzes in Canvas without significant additional help
  • made an informed decision about suitability of using quizzes to support your teaching aims
  • acquired a basis for developing further ideas about extending the use of Canvas

How to book

Each of the college partnership managers has oversight of the training for their college please contact:

College of Arts and Law
Email: caledtechteam@contacts.bham.ac.uk

College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Email: telmds@contacts.bham.ac.uk

College of Social Sciences
Email: cosselearning@contacts.bham.ac.uk

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Email: tel-eps@contacts.bham.ac.uk 

College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Email: tel-les@contacts.bham.ac.uk