You can import prior content from Common Cartridge or Blackboard 6/7/8/9 exports into Canvas.
The majority of the steps in this lesson are the same for importing a Blackboard or a Common Cartridge file. The only differences are selecting the applicable content type and Quizzes.Next import for Common Cartridge files. Unless otherwise noted, this lesson shows how to import a Blackboard file.
Select Content Type
In the Content Type drop-down menu, select the Blackboard 6/7/8/9 export .zip file option, or select the Common Cartridge 1.x Package option, depending on what is applicable to you.
Click the Choose File button.
Select Question Bank
In the Default Question bank drop-down menu, select the Question bank you want to use for your question bank from Blackboard or Common Cartridge.
Create Question Bank
If you do not have a question bank you want to use, you can create a new question bank. In the drop-down menu, select the Create new question bank option.
Select Migration Content
To import all content from the course, select the All Content radio button .
If you want to select specific content, click the Select specific content radio button .
Note: If you select the specific content option, you are required to select the content you want to import after you review the remaining page options. After you start importing the content, the import selection cannot be canceled.
Import Assessments to Quizzes.Next
When importing Common Cartridge packages, you can import assessment content to Quizzes.Next. Selecting this option will convert assessments in the import package to Quizzes.Next format. If not selected, assessment content will convert to Canvas Quizzes format.
To import assessment content to Quizzes.Next, click the Import assessment content as Quizzes.Next option.
- The Import assessment content as Quizzes.Next option is not available when importing Blackboard 6/7/8/9 export files.
- You cannot select a default question bank when using the the Import assessment content as Quizzes.Next option.
Overwrite Assessment Content
To overwrite the assessment content with matching IDs, click the Overwrite assessment content with match IDs checkbox.
Some systems recycle their IDs for each new export. Therefore, if you export two separate question banks they will have the same IDs. To prevent losing assessment data Canvas treats the question banks as separate objects despite the IDs. Choosing this option will disable this safety feature and allow assessment data to overwrite existing data with the same IDs.
Adjust Events and Due Dates
If you want to adjust the due dates associated with the course events and assignments, click the Adjust events and due dates checkbox.
View Current Jobs
The Current Jobs section displays the status of your import. Running reports display a menu bar with the time remaining to complete the import .
If you chose to select specific content in your course, the current job will show as Waiting for Select , which means you must select the content you want to import.
The import may also display other status indicators as part of the import process. Learn more about course import statuses.
View the content from any completed imports by accessing any link in Course Navigation.