Canvas Quizzes - Classic Tool vs New Tool
This page explains the difference between both of the Canvas quiz building tools and their recommended use.
Create a new quiz by opening the Quizzes page in your course and clicking the +New Quiz option on the upper-right of your screen. This will open a pop-up box that asks whether you want to use the Classic or the New quiz tool. Some time in the future, Canvas will combine them into a single tool with the full functionality of both, but for now it's a good idea to know about the differences between your quiz building options.
Classic Quiz Tool (Canvas Guides)
This tool provides the more traditional quizzing interface. The Classic Quiz tool is more functionally stable than the New Quiz interface, both in terms of building and of taking the assessment. You can also use the Classic Quiz interface to create graded and ungraded surveys, both of which have the option for anonymous responses. One other advantage of Classic Quizzes is that a copy can be converted into the New Quizzes interface at any time. Both of our available proctoring tools are compatible with the Classic Quiz interface.
Innovations in Learning strongly recommends creating your quizzes in the Classic Quiz tool due to its higher reliability and adaptability.
New Quiz Tool (Canvas Guides)
The New Quiz tool came out of beta in 2019. It does not contain all of the functionality of the Classic Quiz tool, but it has a few unique question types not found in its Classic counterpart. The New Quiz tool visually and functionally behaves like a touchscreen-based app, but it can be a bit less responsive as a result of being more complex. In regards to proctoring options, Respondus Lockdown Browser is compatible with the New Quiz tool while Honorlock is not. Note that you can import Classic Quizzes into this New Quiz tool, but you can not revert New Quizzes back into the Classic Quiz tool.