Canvas Guides (en)Recent Updates

Recent Updates

  • Updated on: Dec 02, 2020

    Browser Check Test Lesson

    Manual Test Manual
  • Manual Studio Guide
  • Manual Studio Guide
  • Updated on: Nov 21, 2020

    How do I import SCORM files as a page?

  • Manual Studio Guide
  • If you need to export quiz content from your course, you can export quiz content as a QTI ZIP file.

    Note: Quiz exports do not include question banks. An exported quiz that was linked to a question bank will not include questions from that bank when imported into a new course, unless it was linked to an account-level question bank and both courses belong to that account. If you need to include question banks and want to import the quiz into another course, you may prefer to export your Canvas course instead and select only quizzes in the course import.

  • In this lesson, you will learn how to import a Canvas course export package.


    • Draft State settings are retained in course imports. If an assignment is unpublished as part of a course export, the assignment will also be unpublished in the course import.
    • When importing a Canvas course export package, the package will overwrite some of the existing course settings. For example, if your destination course is set up with a private copyright, and you import a package that has a creative commons (CC) copyright, the copyright license in the destination course will change from Private to CC. We suggest you revisit the course settings after any course import to make sure important settings are still in place.
    • Importing a course more than once may have unintended consequences. If you import content into a new course, edit the content in the new course, and later import the same content again, your new course will include both the edited and original content.
    • Courses are allotted 500MB quota for file storage. Administrators at your institution set the file storage quota for each course.
  • You can view a course the same way that your students view your course through Student View. Enabling Student View creates a Test Student in your course. You can activate Student View in your Course Settings.

    To see the student's perspective on Canvas, use Student View to view the course, post and reply to discussions, submit assignments, view grades, view people, view pages, view the syllabus, view quizzes, view the calendar, and view the scheduler (if enabled).

    Attendance, conferences, conversations, collaborations, differentiated assignments, groups, peer reviews, and profiles do not work for the Test Student. You will see only what you, as the instructor, allow your students to see.


    • Each Canvas course has a separate Test Student account. Whenever you move to a new course you will need to enable Student View for that course.
    • Submissions and scores for the Test Student do not affect course analytics.
    • You can only view the course layout as it is seen by your students. You cannot view student-specific information, such as conversations between students.
    • Once you activate Student View, the Test Student is shown at the end of the Gradebook and is automatically added to every section in your course. If you want to remove the test student completely, you will have to remove the test student from your section enrollments.