How do I migrate a Canvas quiz to New Quizzes?

If allowed by your institution, you can migrate an individual quiz from Classic Quizzes to be used in New Quizzes from the Quizzes Index Page. Alternatively, you can bulk migrate multiple quizzes via course copy, IMSCC or QTI file course imports or API.

New Quizzes does not include a survey feature. Therefore, surveys migrated from Classic Quizzes come over as standard quizzes in New Quizzes.

If your institution enables the quiz migration feature, question banks linked via a question group in Classic Quizzes will migrate to New Quizzes. If the quiz migration feature is not enabled by your institution, questions from question banks must be individually added before migrating to New Quizzes.

Notes: 

  • After migration to New Quizzes, Multiple Dropdown questions display as Fill in the Blank questions.
  • Text No Question questions migrate to New Quizzes as Stimulus questions. An instructor must add a question in order for it to display in a quiz.
  • Question groups with manually created questions will migrate as item banks in New Quizzes.
  • If a quiz is migrated multiple times, Canvas uses smart merging to decipher the question bank content that should be retained. This process helps ensure all content is retained, such as in cases where multiple users may be making edits to a quiz at the same time.
  • Practice quizzes from Classic Quizzes can be migrated to New Quizzes. Once migrated, by default, the practice quizzes are displayed as zero points possible and are hidden from the Gradebook and Grades page.

Open Course

Open Course

In Global Navigation, click the Courses link [1], then click the name of the course that contains the quiz you want to migrate [2].

Open Quizzes

Open Quizzes

Click the Quizzes link.

Migrate Quiz

Migrate Quiz

To migrate a quiz, click the Options icon [1]. Then click the Migrate option [2].

Note: If you cannot view the Migrate option, it has not been enabled for your institution. Contact your Canvas Admin for assistance.

Open Quiz

Open Quiz

Once migrated, the quiz displays a New Quiz icon [1]. To open your quiz, click the name of the quiz [2].

Notes:

  • By default, migrated quizzes are unpublished.
  • Migrated quizzes display under their original quiz