So! I found that you can call something a practice quiz and it won’t be graded or added to the syllabus. (I’m not sure how I feel about the syllabus getting most things added to it automatically. I know some peeps want the syllabus to just be stuff so you could use it w/ different sections and adapt. We’ll see!) Then there’s the “survey” which you get points for doing, regardless of your answers.
Per https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2889 :
- A graded quiz is the most common quiz, and Canvas automatically creates a column in the Gradebook for any graded quizzes you build.
- A practice quiz is ungraded and can be used as a learning tool to help students see how well they understand the course material. Practice quizzes do not appear in the syllabus or Gradebook.
- A graded survey allows you to give students points for completing the survey; however, it is not graded based on right or wrong answers.
- An ungraded survey allows you to obtain opinions or other information from students; however, students do not receive a grade for their responses. Ungraded surveys do not appear in the syllabus or Gradebook.
So in my ‘learning about this’ thing the next thing is to make a lesson around a ‘quiz’ like the guy does in the video about it.