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Canvas - Quizzes, Tests & Mitigating Cheating

Creating Canvas Quizzes, Tests, and Mitigating Cheating

In Canvas, quizzes and tests are created using the same process.

How-To Guides

Here are links to "how-to" create different types of questions in Canvas.


Basic Strategies to Mitigate Cheatingin Canvas


Image to show settings for mitigating cheating within Canvas

  1. Randomize the order of your questions. If your questions don’t need to follow a specific sequence, you can shuffle them for each student by clicking the “Shuffle Answers” box when setting up your quiz/test.
  2. Set a time limit for the students to take their quiz/test. When setting up your quiz/test, you have the option of inputting the number of minutes each student will have to complete the quiz/test. If individual students need accommodation, you can grant them extra time.
  3. Adjust the settings of your quiz to prevent students from seeing the correct answers after they take their quiz/test. The default setting allows students to see correct answers–you will need to uncheck that box when setting up your quiz.
  4. Adjust the settings of your quiz/test to prevent students from seeing more than one question at a time.