Quizzes.Next is Canvas’s new quiz/test assessment engine. Quizzes.Next will replace the original Quiz function in the near future (late fall 2018 or spring 2019, most likely).
Teachers can use Quizzes.Next to create assessments using a variety of question types, including some unavailable in the original Quiz tool. Quizzes.Next assessments are a particular type of Assignment rather than a distinct tool.
Locate Quizzes.Next in Canvas
- Click Assignments in the Canvas course menu
- Click the +Quiz/Test button near the top right of the screen.
Getting Started with Quizzes.Next
FAQs and Known Issues
As of summer 2018, Quizzes.Next is in Beta. You may find a few issues as you begin to work with this tool. Check the FAQ and Known Issues, and contact Canvas Support to report issues and get help.
Troubleshooting computer problems is part of modern life when you teach online. Before you make that support call, try your hand at fixing some of the most common problems yourself.
- Check your Course Management System (CMS) Status
Is it a maintenance time? Or is Canvas currently experiencing an outage?
- Clear Browser Cache (history, cookies, etc.)
Clearing your browser cache often will resolve the problem by allowing your computer to download the latest version of the webpage and/or software.
- Try a Different Browser
If you have cleared your browser cache and things are still not working as you expect try a different browser. Example: if you are using Chrome, try Firefox and visa versa. Ensure that your browsers are up to date. You can always download the latest version free online.
- Restart your Computer
Many faculty and staff solve their problems with this simple step. Always a good option to try.
- Check your Internet Connection Speed
A slow connection could be why your CMS system is running slow. Share your result with your internet service provider as necessary to resolve.
- Enable Browser Cookies
Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the online server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.
- Enable Java
It strongly recommended to have the latest version to ensure proper functionality of our online systems.
- Review ‘What is Java and Why do I need it?‘
- Download Java
- Manage Pop-Up Blockers
Pop-up windows, or pop-ups, are windows that appear automatically without your permission. They vary in size but usually don’t cover the whole screen. They are often required for certain online website applications to work properly.
- Make sure that your Operating System is fully updated.
Neglecting updates could deprive you of important bug and performance fixes.
- Apple Computer
- PC Computer
- Check your Device Settings
This is a great tool to identify what is on your computer, browser version, plugins, etc. This tool can help you update your computer yourself, and/or can be provided to tech support to assist you further with troubleshooting.
Canvas is now MiraCosta’s sole course management system!
Blackboard and Moodle access links have been removed from http://miracosta.edu/online to eliminate any confusion for our summer students.
Faculty who are continuing to access old courses in Blackboard and Moodle may do so until June 30 via:
- Blackboard: https://blackboard.miracosta.edu/
- Moodle: http://miracosta.mrooms.net/
If you need to catch up on details about extracting course content and data from the older systems, please see my previous Countdown to Canvas message.
Jim Julius, Ed.D.
Faculty Director, Online Education
MiraCosta faculty and student access to Moodle ends on June 30, 2018. For overall details and advice on the final transition to Canvas, please see Considerations in Leaving Blackboard and Moodle.
This page demonstrates how to download the Moodle gradebook and an entire course in case they are needed after your access to Moodle ends. You may also view similar directions for Blackboard.
Download Moodle Gradebook
It is advised that faculty export their course gradebooks on Moodle so that they are available to refer to if necessary for grade challenges. (See AP 4231 (Grade Changes) for details on circumstances you may want to consider.)
Here is a short tutorial on how to export your grades from Moodle to an Excel spreadsheet.
To ensure student privacy, keep gradebook files in a secure location such as your H: (Home Drive). AIS can assist you with the location of the H: drive for secure, backed-up campus data storage.
Individual assignments can be downloaded if you want to keep student work. Contact Moodle Support for assistance with downloading individual assignments. Specific directions will be based on the tool you used.
Moodle Support # 1-844-336-1439
Download Moodle Course Archive
Faculty can download an entire course from Moodle as a backup with user data. A faculty member can import the archive file to another Moodle system or Canvas; however, it will only contain course materials and content without student data. For more information on importing a Moodle course to Canvas, please see the migration guide from Canvas.
MiraCosta Online Ed is archiving all Moodle courses and storing them on AIS secure servers. We will work with the faculty case by case if the archive needs to be restored in the future for legal purposes.
The Universal Design Online Content Inspection Tool, or UDOIT (“You Do It”) enables faculty to identify and correct many accessibility issues in their MiraCosta Canvas courses. UDOIT scans a course, generates a report, and provides resources on how to address common accessibility issues. It was created by the Center for Distributed Learning at the University of Central Florida.
Canvas tools that UDOIT checks
- Files (i.e., .html files)
- Module URLs
Accessibility issues that UDOIT examines
Click any of the above links for issue-specific accessibility guidance.
Please note: some items cannot be examined by UDOIT. These include external documents and some videos/audio files for captioning/transcripts.
How to use UDOIT in Canvas
More Information about Accessibility