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Duo and Canvas Quizzes

Important information about Duo and Canvas Quizzes

Students who are enrolled in Duo two-factor authentication may need to use their cell phones to prove their identity before they can log in to Canvas. This is especially important to remember when holding in-class Canvas Quizzes because students will need to have their phones available to authenticate weblogin on a second device. If you are using the LockDown Browser for Canvas Quizzes, students will need to authenticate on a second device every time they log in to Canvas via the LockDown Browser.

Fortunately, there is an easy workaround for this. Instructors can password protect a Canvas Quiz. After students have logged into Canvas, phones can be put away. Then the instructor can announce the password, and students can begin the exam.


To password protect a Canvas Quiz go to the setting options in “Details.”

Under Quiz Restrictions select “Require an access code” and type a password in the box.


Visit the Duo and Two-Factor Weblogin page for more information.