How do I import a Question Bank from one Canvas course to another?

You can easily share Question Bank questions among several Canvas courses.

Open Course Settings

Open Course Settings

In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.

Import Content into Course

Import Content into Course

Click the Import Content into this Course button.

Copy a Canvas Course

Copy a Canvas Course

In the drop-down menu, select the Copy a Canvas Course option.

Select Course

You can search for the course you want to import the question bank in the drop-down list [1]. Or you can type the name in the Course Name field [2] and click the course name when it appears. If you want to search for courses that have already completed, check the Included completed courses checkbox [3].

Select Specific Content

Click the Select specific content radio button.

Import Content

Import Content

Click the Import button.

Select Content

Your import will appear in the Current Jobs area. Click the Select Content button.

Note: Depending on the size of the course you selected, you may have to wait a few minutes for this option to appear.

Locate Question Banks

A list of course content will appear. Locate the heading called Question Banks.

Note: Most courses will contain more than one Question Bank and will be placed inside a group folder. To view contents within a group, click the drop-down arrow next to the checkbox.

Choose Question Banks

To select all items in the Question Bank, click the Question Banks checkbox [1]. Canvas will automatically select all Question Banks.

if you want to select only a few Question Banks, click the checkbox next to the individual question bank you want to import [2]. The Question bank checkbox will display a dash, indicating that only a few items are selected.

To continue, click the Select Content button [3].

Monitor Import Progress

You can monitor the progress of the import by viewing the progress bar. Canvas will notify you when your course import is complete.

Open Quizzes

Open Quizzes

In Course Navigation, click the Quizzes link.

Manage Question Banks

Click the Settings icon [1] and click the Manage Question Banks link [2].

View Imported Question Bank

View Imported Question Bank

View the imported Question Bank.

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