How to Transfer a Classic Quiz to New Quiz

Classic quizzes can be moved to a New Quiz format to take advantage of the new question types.

Question Groups will NOT transfer. If your Classic quiz has question groups, these will not be moved over into New Quizzes.

classic quiz with question bank

If you do migrate a quiz with question groups, you will see errors in the migrated quiz.

error message upon attempt to transfer quiz with question bank

Classic quizzes with questions directly built into the quiz will normally migrate without any issues.

Quiz ready for transfer to New Quizzes

Migrating a Quiz

1

From your course home page, select Quizzes

Quizzes

 
2

Select the drop-down menu to the right of the quiz name

Transfer quiz button

 
3

Select Migrate quiz

migrate

 
4

The note “Migration in progress” will appear at the top of the Quizzes page

migration in progress

 
5

To find the migrated quiz, go to the left sidebar menu. Select Assignments

assignments page

 
6

Scroll down to the bottom of the Assignments page and you’ll see a group called “Migrated Quizzes”

In this group, select your migrated quiz

migrated quizzes

 
7

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select Build

arrow pointing at Build button

 
8

Check that your questions have copied over correctly and that no error messages appear

migrated quiz

 
9

Once your Classic quiz has been migrated to a New Quiz, you can add the migrated questions to a New Quiz Bank

These questions can then be used in multiple New Quizzes. For more information, see Question Banks in New Quizzes.

 
10

When you are ready for students to take the New Quiz, publish your migrated quiz in Assignments

publish

 
11

Remember to delete or unpublish the classic quiz.

unpublish


Source

For additional information, see the Canvas Guide How do I migrate a Canvas quiz to New Quizzes? external link icon