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Assignments & Tests

Best practices and links to resources related to a variety of assignment types and tests


Wordle of assignment and test types

Whether your course is for freshmen or graduate students, you can use a variety of assignment types and assessments to keep your students learning, engaged, and meeting course goals.

Quick Resources

Test Builder/ TA Request

Request form - If you decide you want quizzes or tests in the Canvas learning management system, you may use our Test Builder/ TA Request to

  • help you determine test settings, and
  • ask that an IDT Technical Assistant create the assessment in Canvas with the questions and answer key that you provide us.


Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor - For high-stakes tests, consider using the Respondus tools as encouragement toward academic integrity.

Pages & Assignments in Canvas

Recording of a training session conducted by Jesse Buchholz on March 18, 2020

Quizzes in Canvas

Recording of a training session conducted by Jesse Buchholz on March 18, 2020

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