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Canvas is the place where students can submit assignments, engage in course discussion, and take quizzes. Your instructor can create various types of assignments throughout the semester. In these assignments, you’ll be able to upload files from your computer or a cloud service when submitting your work. Sometimes your instructor might use the Turnitin platform to support academic honesty.


Many courses will have digital quizzes and exams delivered in Canvas. The course instructor can create quizzes with a variety of question types (i.e., multiple choice, true/false, matching, essay). Canvas has created a video to guide students on how to use the quiz interface.


Your instructor might choose to use a proctoring service in conjunction with a Canvas quiz. These services help make sure students are completing the quiz with strong academic integrity. Many courses are using SmarterProctoring which is a remote proctoring system that uses advanced machine learning and facial detection technology to ensure test integrity.

The UM System has a policy statement to discuss how proctoring is used across the university system.