New Quizzes Community of Practice

View of Emory University's Atlanta campus looking north from level 10 of the Woodruff Memorial Library the afternoon of July 27, 2023.

We call for participants in a community of practice for instructors and instructional designers using New Quizzes in Canvas. We will facilitate this community in the 2023-2024 academic year.

Your Emory Teaching & Learning Technologies team invites first-time users of New Quizzes and long-standing users alike to join a community of practice. We have opened a Canvas course where community participants can receive announcements, post questions, share advice, or organize subgroups. We will also host a couple of live meetings on Zoom each semester.

Our objectives for community of practice members are to learn to activate the New Quizzes tool, build new assessments in New Quizzes, migrate existing assessments to New Quizzes, discuss their New Quizzes experiences in meetings and in online discussions, and share resources. An additional benefit for first-time instructors and other first-time online quiz users is bypassing migration planning when Classic Quizzes is eventually retired (we do not yet have this retirement date).

New Quizzes has several attractive new features and new question types:

  • assessments print well (for alternative offline testing),
  • time limit accommodations can be given to a student across all New Quizzes in a course,
  • questions can be grouped together with a single stimulus such as a reading passage,
  • questions can be duplicated easily,
  • an image hotspot question type, and
  • a categorization question type.

There are some features that New Quizzes does not have yet. Please use Classic Quizzes if you require these features:

  • full response spreadsheet exports (Student Analysis in Classic Quizzes),
  • real-time item analysis, and
  • surveys.

We have long anticipated the ability to migrate all classic quizzes while importing course content. This feature is slated to be released Saturday, August 19, 2023.

All you need to do to join the New Quizzes Community of Practice (NQCOP) is go to the Canvas course and click the +Join this Course button. (We also welcome participants to join while the year is underway.)

Header photo by Samuel Timme