Canvas @ YaleInstructor Guides Transitioning to Canvas @ YaleMigrate Classes*v2 Test & Quizzes to Canvas Quizzes

Migrate Classes*v2 Test & Quizzes to Canvas Quizzes

NOTE:  Canvas will be upgrading their native "Quizzes" tool in fall 2017 which will have some new features and question types.

When transitioning Tests and Quizzes from Classes*v2 to Canvas, you will need to do some "clean up".  Some things that you will need to address are:

  • Although all answer options will copy over, the correct answers will not be indicated in Canvas.
  • Some question types in Classes*v2 are not available in Canvas. These questions will need to be rewritten to work with the question types available in Canvas.
  • Images, Videos, and other media may not be copied over.  When this happens, you will need to download these items from Classes*v2 and re-insert them in Canvas.
  • Some feedback for questions may not be copied over - you may need to copy and paste them from Classes*v2 into Canvas.

Get Your Quiz From Classes*v2

Log into your course in Classes*v2

Go to the Test & Quizzes tool

Export your quiz

Steps on how to export your quiz in Canvas

Go to the "Working Copies" tab (1) and find your quiz.  From the drop down menu next to your quiz (2), select "Export" (3).

Choose Download Format

Choose Download Format of Quiz package

On the next screen, select the radio button for QTI v 1.2 (4) and then click the "Export" button (5).

Download Quiz File

Download Quiz File from Classes*v2

A pop-up window will appear.  Click the "Download" button (6).  The file will be downloaded to your computer.  It will be in the form of a .XML file and will have a name of "exported-assessment.xml" (if you have downloaded multiple quiz files, a numeric suffix may be added to the filename).

Create a .ZIP File Containing your Quiz File

Find your file

On your computer, use the Finder (Mac) or File Explorer (PC) to locate your file.  

Create ZIP File:  PC Users

Create ZIP File for  PC Users
  1. Right click on the file
  2. From the contextual menu that appears, select "Send to"
  3. From the sub menu, select "Compressed (zippped) folder"

Create ZIP File:  Mac Users

Create ZIP File: for Mac Users
  1. Hold down the "control" key on your keyboard and click on the file
  2. From the contextual menu, select "Compress filename"

Upload ZIP File into Your Canvas Course

Go to your Canvas Course

Go to Settings

Go to Settings

Click the "Settings" link in your course navigation bar

Import Content Into Course

Import Content Into Course

On the right side of the settings screen, click the "Import Content into this Course" button.

Select Import Type

Select Import Type in Canvas course

On the Import page, click on the "Content Type" drop down menu (1) and select "QTI .zip file" (2).

Select File & Upload

Select File & Upload into Canvas Course

Click the "Choose File" button (3) and navigate to the .ZIP file you just created.  Once you have selected your file, click the "Import" button (4) to begin the import process.

Verify Import Completed

Verify if Import Completed within Canvas course

Once the process is started, you will be able to watch the progress of your import under the "Current Jobs" area.  Once finished, you should see that the file is "Completed".

NOTE:  Because of the issues mentioned at the beginning of this article, you will like have a few issues noted.

Edit Your Imported Quiz

Go the Quizzes tool in your Canvas Course

Click on your quiz

Click on quiz within canvas course.

Go to Quiz Editor

Go to Quiz Editor

Click the "Edit" button.

Go to the Question Edit Screen

Go to the Question Edit Screen

On the next screen, click the "Questions" tab.

Click the Edit Question Icon

Click the Edit Question Icon

Click the Edit (pencil icon) button to begin editing your question.

Edit your question

Edit your question & select update question to save.

Things you will likely need to check and edit:

  1. Verify that the question type is correct; change if necessary.
  2. Verify that the point value is correct; change if necessary.
  3. Check the question stimulus text.  There may be extra white space before your question text begins.  Delete any unnecessary spaces.
  4. The correct answer will NOT be selected.  Click on an answer to set it as the correct answer.
  5. When you are finished, click the "Update Question" button.

Edit all questions

Continue to view and edit all questions until everything is set up correctly.

Save your changes

Save your changes or click save & publish to make available to students.

When you have edited all of your questions, save your changes.  

  1. Click the "Save" button to save your quiz as a draft that students cannot yet view/complete
  2. Click the "Save & Publish" button to save your changes and make the quiz available to your students.