Recent Updates

  • Updated on: Sep 16, 2023

    What is New Quizzes?

  • Updated on: Sep 15, 2023

    How do I take a quiz in New Quizzes?

  • You can easily import quizzes from programs that create QTI files. If a program does not create QTI files, it cannot be imported into Canvas.

    QTI files can be created from a variety of different learning management systems and software:

    • Quizzes created in Respondus 4.0 (Windows software) can be exported as QTI packages. To learn how to use Respondus 4.0 refer to this user guide (DOC). A QuickStart guide for Respondus 4.0 is also available (PDF).
    • Quizzes created in Blackboard (WebCT, Angel) can be exported as QTI packages.
    • Quizzes created in Moodle can be exported as QTI packages. Note: This will work with Moodle 2.0 or older versions. However, Moodle 2.1 and newer versions no longer export QTI packages.

    Note: Canvas supports QTI versions 1.2 and 2.1.

  • 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 If an assignment is unpublished as part of a course export, the assignment will also be unpublished in the course import.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.
  • When importing course content with the Course Import Tool, you can choose to select specific content as part of the import. This option allows you to select specific content areas such as assignments, settings, and files without importing the entire course.

    Not all content can be copied as part of a course.

    Note: If you change your mind after the import has started and you want to import all course content, you can import all content by selecting each item for a content type.