Conducting Online Examinations with Canvas Assignments

Online Examinations > Canvas Assignments


This document contains only recommendations and critical information for teachers at CityU to use Canvas Assignments, with or without Turnitin plagiarism checking, as a tool to conduct online examinations. Using this option implies that students are expected to submit their answers by uploading a file to Canvas. If you are not familiar with the features and functions of Canvas Assignments, please watch the video at

In this webpage, the term "assignment" or "online assignment" means an assessment created with the Canvas Assignments feature with or without Turnitin plagiarism checking. In the current context, it can be a mock examination or an actual examination.

Checklist for conducting an exam using online assignment

Has a mock exam been prepared?

Before publishing the assignment, have you set the time period?

Have you published the assignment?

Section 1 - Create an assignment with the critical settings

Create a Canvas assignment

Set the available period of the assignment

Section 2 - Delivery, viewing submissions and grading

Stage 1
use assignment to deliver a mock exam

Stage 2
use assignment to conduct an examination