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bludwig
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Copying A Quiz Withing Same Course to Modify

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I am trying to find the simplest way to copy a quiz so I can modify it for a small group of students. I've been searching through the help and have found how to copy/move questions (via the unfiled question banks); however, I want to know if I can actually copy one quiz (within the same course) and then modify and assign it? 

Surely there is a way to do this without typing it all over again? Any suggestions?

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kblack
Community Champion

Hi  @bludwig ‌ - A kind of hidden feature in Canvas is can do a course import like you always would--as though you were importing from another course site--only pick the course that you are in as your source.  So, follow these instructions:  How do I copy content from another Canvas course? , making absolutely, positively certain that you choose the option to Select specific content.  Also, be aware that Canvas will give you a warning symbol that will explain that the first time you do this, it will indeed simply make a copy, but the second time you do this it will overwrite the original.  But you're only going to be doing this once, so it should be safe.

Another dilemma will be determining which quiz was the original and which quiz is the copy.  The always-brilliant  @kona ‌ posted a way to determine that here:  Which quiz is the copy?  which, I might add, you will want to check before you make the copy since it involves checking the original quiz's URL.

I hope this helps, Laura!

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don_bryn
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I have found it useful to keep a sandbox account for this.  I go to the sandbox course and import the quiz.  Then I rename it and import it back into the original course.  It can be a simple rename, like adding the word "COPY" at the end.

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kblack
Community Champion

Hi  @bludwig ‌ - A kind of hidden feature in Canvas is can do a course import like you always would--as though you were importing from another course site--only pick the course that you are in as your source.  So, follow these instructions:  How do I copy content from another Canvas course? , making absolutely, positively certain that you choose the option to Select specific content.  Also, be aware that Canvas will give you a warning symbol that will explain that the first time you do this, it will indeed simply make a copy, but the second time you do this it will overwrite the original.  But you're only going to be doing this once, so it should be safe.

Another dilemma will be determining which quiz was the original and which quiz is the copy.  The always-brilliant  @kona ‌ posted a way to determine that here:  Which quiz is the copy?  which, I might add, you will want to check before you make the copy since it involves checking the original quiz's URL.

I hope this helps, Laura!

bludwig
New Member

Thank you all very much for sharing your expertise. You have all been very helpful.

rswengel
Community Contributor

Ken,

This procedure seems to no longer work for me. After the import, there is no additional copy to be found.

Suggestions?

Rick

don_bryn
Community Champion

I have found it useful to keep a sandbox account for this.  I go to the sandbox course and import the quiz.  Then I rename it and import it back into the original course.  It can be a simple rename, like adding the word "COPY" at the end.

jsoares
Community Member

Hi:

I have tried to follow the import procedure to make duplicates of some quizzes. The original quizzes draw questions from existing test banks. While the duplication seemed to have worked as the quizzes names and headers were copied and the corresponding assignments were created the copied quizzes did not have any questions. When I edited them I realized that the links to the test banks were not there.

Am I doing something incorrectly? Is there any solution for this problem?

ksutter
New Member

So could Canvas start giving the copied "file" a unique name (like in Google, if you "make a copy" it's called "Copy of file name." Wouldn't that be much simpler for all of us? I'm also trying to modify an exam but this process is ridiculously user-unfriendly!

This was a life saver. I needed more than one version of the quiz, so the other method wasn't going to work. Thanks!