Part 6: Fall 2017 Labs

74 Quizzes in Canvas with Elisa Torres — 09.08.2017

The September 8, 2017 Active Teaching Lab explored the learning potential of the quiz tool in Canvas. Elisa Torres shared how she uses quizzes to get formative and summative feedback.


  • Quizzes are low-stakes means for both you and students to assess teaching and learning success by providing feedback that can guide future efforts.
  • Elisa shared how she uses the Canvas Quiz tool both to give and receive feedback.
  • Lab participants used their own laptops and mobile devices to experiment with quizzes from the student perspective and a Sandbox course to work with the tool as instructors.
  • View the session’s activity sheet for additional support materials.

Active Teaching Labs are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am (and every other Thursday from 1-2pm, see events calendar for dates) in room 120, Middleton Building. Check out upcoming labs or read recaps from past labs. To stay informed about upcoming Labs, sign up for regular announcements by sending an email to

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