Sunsetting Classic Quizzes


Instructure and the Quizzes team have introduced the timeline to sunset Classic Quizzes and planning on moving completely to using New Quizzes. New Quizzes is an assessment engine that integrates with Canvas as an LTI tool and replaces the classic quizzes functionality currently existing in Canvas.

New Quizzes reports, statistics, item bank search, and item bank tagging are not supported in the Canvas beta environment. Outcomes added to Canvas in the beta environment after the beta refresh will not display in the New Quizzes beta environment. Outcomes must be added to the production environment to display in the beta environment.

Phase 1: Prepare

Laying the foundation for transition to New Quizzes includes workflow improvements, migrations for settings, question bank to item banks, supported item types, and publicly accessible APIs for third parties or custom reporting.

Milestones: Migration tooling & Public APIs to be completed, provide transition training materials. Phase 1 is complete; the Phase 2 timing will be concrete. There will be at least 6 months between the end of Phase 1 and enforcement during Phase 2.

Phase 2: Moving

Continued feature improvements including Blueprint Syncing and Blueprint updating. Enforcement of New Quizzes as “On” so that all users see New Quizzes, then prevent Classic Quiz creation while still allowing Classic Quiz taking for active courses. Instructure guidance for training of New Quizzes launch at your institution.

Milestones: Best practices in change management, New Quizzes On, Blueprint Syncing, prevent creation of Classic Quizzes. The entirety of Phase 2 will be no less than 6 months.

Phase 3: Finalize

Removal of User Interface but continued API support for archival purposes.

Phase 4: End of Life

Removal of Classic Quiz database (To Be Determined).

Timeline of the Transition

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