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How do I copy a Classic Quiz (which uses a question bank) to another course?

You will learn how to copy a Classic Quiz which uses a question group which links to a question bank. The quiz, along with the question bank, will be copied to the desired course.

Follow these steps to copy/import only a Quiz and its associated question bank (and files).

Do not use the 'Copy To...' tool.

The Copy To... tool in the Three Dots menu will likely not copy the question bank and might not copy images, videos, file attachments or other elements you may have in your questions, so if you are using question banks with images, videos, etc, do not use this method.

The Copy To... tool is only good for when the questions are in the Quiz, not in question bank.

Copy To tool

Verify whether your questions have any images, videos, or file attachments.

The questions do not have any images, video or attached files.

1. Identify the name of the quiz and the name of the question bank.

In this case, the quiz and the question bank both have the same name of "Chapter 2 Knowledge Check".

Course Question Banks page

2. Enter your destination course (or new course) and click on Import Existing Content.

This button is usually on the course entry page, but if you don't see it, go to the Settings page where it will definitely be shown.

Import Existing Content button

3. Use the dropdown menu to select Copy a Canvas Course.

Copy a Canvas Course is selected

4. Type in part of the name of the course or use the dropdown menu to select your course.

Source course is selected

5. Select the radio button for Select specific content.

Select specific content radio button

6. Tick the box for Adjust events and due dates.

tickbox for Adjust events and due dates

7. Tick the box for Remove dates.

Generally speaking, it is a good idea to remove the due dates because once in a while, if the destination course is published with students, students might be given a 0 in the gradebook, so it is best to remove the dates (if they are already past), then after importing the quiz, add new dates.

Remove dates radio button

8. Click on Import.

Import button

9. Click on Select Content.

Select Content button

10. Click to expand the Quizzes section.

expansion arrow for Quizzes section

11. Tick the box for the name of the quiz.

Ticking the box for the quiz will also tick the box for Assignments (because this is a graded quiz).

Chapter 2 Knowledge Check quiz selected

12. Expand the Question Banks section.

Expansion arrow for Question Banks section

13. Tick the box for the question bank which is associated with your quiz.

Chapter 2 Knowledge Check question bank selected

14. Click on Select Content.

Select Content button

15. Take a look at your quiz to verify that it is pulling questions from the question bank.

Questions tab of Quiz to show which question bank is being used

16. Verify the Question bank has all of the questions in it, not just those in the quiz.

Question bank has the original questions in it.
The questions do have images, videos, and/or attached files.

1. Identify the name of the quiz and the name of the question bank.

In this case, the quiz and the question bank have different but similar names: The Quiz is called "Quiz with question bank and questions with images, video, file attachments" and the question bank is called "Questions with images, video, file attachments".

Quiz and Question Banks pages

2. Enter your destination course (or new course) and click on Import Existing Content.

This button is usually on the course entry page, but if you don't see it, go to the Settings page where it will definitely be shown.

Import Existing Content button 2

3. Use the dropdown menu to select Copy a Canvas Course.

Copy a Canvas Course is selected 2

4. Type in part of the name of the course or use the dropdown menu to select your course.

Source course is selected 2

5. Select the radio button for Select specific content.

Select specific content radio button 2

6. Tick the box for Adjust events and due dates.

tickbox for Adjust events and due dates 2

7. Tick the box for Remove dates.

Generally speaking, it is a good idea to remove the due dates because once in a while, if the destination course is published with students, students might be given a 0 in the gradebook, so it is best to remove the dates (if they are already past), then after importing the quiz, add new dates.

Remove dates radio button 2

8. Click on Import.

Import button 2

9. Click on Select Content.

Select Content button 2

10. Click to expand the Quizzes section.

expansion arrow for Quizzes section 2

11. Tick the box for the name of the quiz.

Ticking the box for the quiz will also tick the box for Assignments (because this is a graded quiz).

Chapter 2 Knowledge Check quiz selected 2

12. Expand the Question Banks section.

Expansion arrow for Question Banks section 2

13. Tick the box for the question bank which is associated with your quiz.

Chapter 2 Knowledge Check question bank selected 2

14. Expand the Files section.

Questions with images, video, file attachments selected

15. Expand the course files/Uploaded Media section.

If you are unsure of which files, videos, and images are in your quiz, you can simply tick the box for the whole folder to select all files.

course files/Uploaded Media selected

16. Select the desired files.

files selected

17. Click on Select Content.

Select Content button 2

18. Take a look at your quiz to verify that it is pulling questions from the question bank.

Questions tab of Quiz to show which question bank is being used 2

19. Verify that the images, videos, etc. are in the questions as desired.

Questions have images, files, video, etc

Article Summary

You have now learned how to copy a Classic Quiz from one course to another when that quiz uses a question bank containing question with or without images, video, or file attachments.