How to copy quizzes in Canvas

There are a couple of methods for copying quizzes in Canvas that vary based on location of quiz, associated question banks, and how many copies.

Course to Course

The instructions below will guide you through the process of copying a quiz in Canvas from one course to another.

Go into the course the quiz is being copied to and go to settings.


Select import course content.


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


Select the course with test, and check the box to select content to import.


The job will now appear below under Current Jobs, click the blue Select Content button and a window will appear list all the course content you can select from.  At a minimum you will need to select at least one quiz and any associated question banks.



Click the blue Select Content button at the bottom right of the window once you are ready to import the content. The job status will immediately change to queued, running, and completed.


The quiz has now been copied into the course.

Important: If your quiz is pulling from a question bank and if you do not select the question banks during the import process, the newly copied quiz will not have those questions.

Duplicate a Quiz within a Course

To copy a quiz that is already in the course the same steps used for course-to-course copy (read above) will be used, but at the Search for a course drop-down menu select the current course you are in.

Important: This method can only be used once per quiz, question bank, or any content item.  Canvas warns that copying a quiz or content item more than once may overwrite previous copies. If you need to make more than one copy, we recommend to export the quiz to file and select the option to import QTI file and rename the quiz and question banks after each import.


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