Copy a Canvas Quiz Safely
When copying content in Canvas, it is important to make sure that existing course materials, especially completed Quizzes, are not overwritten. Copying over existing Quizzes runs the risk of deleting student submissions if there are any. To avoid this situation, we strongly recommend using the “Export” and “Import” functions in Course Settings to copy a quiz. Follow the below steps to complete the copy successfully.
Export a Canvas Quiz by going to Course–>Settings–>Export Course Content–>Quiz–>Select Quiz. Click “Export” and then select “New Export” to download a QTI zip file.
Import a Canvas Quiz by going to Course–>Settings–>Import Course Content–>Select .QTI zip file in the Content Type menu. Choose the QTI zip that was downloaded to your computer. While importing the quiz file (. QTI zip file), make sure that “Overwrite assessment content with matching IDs is NOT selected“. Click “Import”. A “completed” message will be displayed once the import is finished.
Download the complete PDF guide here: How to Copy a Canvas Quiz.
Click on Course Import Canvas guide for detailed information on importing all content.