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 University of Missouri System (UM System) has a policy statement to discuss how proctoring is used across the UM System.