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

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.

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

Open Settings

Open Settings

In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.

Import Content into Course

Import Content into this Course button

Click the Import Content into this Course button.

Select Content Type

Import Content from Blackboard

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

Search for a Course

Select Institution

In the Search for a course drop-down menu [1], select the course you would like to access. You can also choose to include completed courses by selecting the completed courses checkbox [2].

You can also search by course name in the Course Name field [3]. Start to type the name of the course you would like to access. Click the name of the course when it appears.

Select Specific Content

Select Course

In the Content section, click the Select specific content radio button.

Import Course

Import Course

Click the Import button.

Select Content

In the Current Jobs section, click the Select Content button.

Open Question Banks

Open Question Banks

Locate the Question Banks group. Most groups will have more than one question bank. To view the Question Banks, click the group's expand icon.

Select Question Banks

To import all question groups, click the checkbox next to the group name. Canvas automatically selects all items within the group.

Note: To import only a few question banks, select the specific items to be imported. Canvas will place a dash in the Question Groups checkbox, indicating not all items are selected within the group.

Select Content

Select Content

Click the Select Content button.

View Current Jobs

The Current Jobs section displays the status of your import. Running reports display a menu bar with the time remaining to complete the import.

The import may also display errors as part of the import status. Learn more about course import statuses.

When the course has completed, view your question banks by accessing the Quizzes link in Course Navigation.