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Create a Worksheet in Canvas

Utilizing the Canvas Quiz tool you can create a worksheet in Canvas that students fill-out completely online. Students can go in and out of the worksheet (quiz) and their answers will automatically be saved. Once they are done they just have to click the “Submit” button and then it can be graded.


  • Lab Reports
  • Worksheets
  • Reading Guides
  • Reflection
  • Creative Writing
  • Student Info Sheet
Computer with digital worksheet

Example Instructions for Students:

Fill-out this quiz like a worksheet. You will be given one week to complete it.


  1. ANSWER each question
    Please Note: You can go in and out of the Worksheet/Quiz and it will automatically save as long as you don't hit submit. There is not a "Save" button. Canvas will save your work when you leave the quiz or navigate away from the page. DO NOT hit submit until the worksheet is complete.

  2. When you have ALL of your answers ready click the SUBMIT button.

  3. Once you hit submit your worksheet is complete and will be GRADED.


How do I create a quiz with individual questions? (opens in a new window)

How do I create a Fill-in-the-Blank quiz question? (opens in a new window)

How do I create an Essay quiz question? (opens in a new window)

How do I view a quiz log for a student? (opens in a new window)

How do I grade quiz questions in SpeedGrader? (opens in a new window)

How do I grade one quiz question at a time in SpeedGrader? (opens in a new window)



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Click here to view a guide on using Canvas Help (opens in a new window)

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