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Atomic Assessments - Enabling Atomic Assessments in Canvas [UW-Madison]

Atomic Assessments is an advanced quizzing tool currently available through Canvas to all of UW-Madison's for-credit instructors. Because it is an advanced quizzing tool, it is recommend for technically advanced instructors or instructors with departmental support staff. Please leave ample time to develop and test assessments in Atomic Assessments before incorporating them into your live courses.

This document describes the steps to enable the Atomic Assessments tool in your course.

Atomic Assessments is available in every Course Guide and sandbox Canvas course, but it is hidden from the left-hand navigation bar by default. Follow the steps outlined below to unhide Atomic Assessments in your course.

Please note that, when enabled, the Atomic Assessments item in the navigation bar is only visible to instructors. Students will not be able to see this navigation bar item.

To enable Atomic Assessments in your Canvas course:

  1. Click on Settings in the left navigation bar of your course.
    Canvas's left hand navigation bar with Settings button highlighted
  2. Once in your course's settings, click the Navigation tab.
    Canvas's course settings with mouse hovering over navigation tab
  3. Find Atomic Assessments in the list of hidden items.
    List of Canvas's hidden navigation bar items in the course settings
  4. Drag and drop Atomic Assessments into the upper section of enabled course navigation items.
    • Alternatively, click on the 3 dots next to Atomic Assessments and select Enable.
      Enabling a hidden item in the Canvas navigation
  5. Once Atomic Assessments is enabled, click Save at the bottom of the page.
    Save button at the bottom of the canvas navigation bar settings
  6. Click on Atomic Assessments in the left navigation bar of your course.
    Atomic Assessments link in left hand navigation bar
  7. If this is the first time you are enabling Atomic Assessments in Canvas, you will be prompted to authorize the tool. To do this, click the Authorize button.
    Button for authorizing the Atomic Assessments link in Canvas
  8. You will once again be prompted to authorize the tool. Click Authorize.
    Second authorization prompt in Canvas
Please contact the DoIT Help Desk and request a consultation if you need additional help enabling Atomic Assessments in your course.

Keywordsatomic assessments, quiz, quizzing, advanced quizzing, assessments, canvas, navigation bar   Doc ID92399
OwnerLearn@UW MadisonGroupLearn@UW-Madison
Created2019-06-13 10:08:29Updated2023-02-08 13:27:17
SitesDoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW-Madison
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