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Ability to select multiple questions at once in quizzes and question banks

Ability to select multiple questions at once in quizzes and question banks


Why this is important

Many of our instructors import quizzes from other sources. When the quizzes are imported the questions in the quizzes are NOT in groups. Yes instructors can add groups and organize the questions into the groups for randomization; however, if you have a quiz with over a hundred questions, this process will become tedious very quickly since you can only move one question at a time. Times that by 12 or more quizzes and it becomes extremely time-consuming. I like question groups but the workflow is poor. There needs to be a way where you can select multiple questions at once so you can do the following tasks:

  • Move questions to a question group in a quiz
  • Change the point value of all selected questions in quiz or question group
  • Delete all selected questions from a quiz or question bank
  • Move all selected questions to question bank or question group.
Community Member

snugent​ I can definitely see the benefit of this feature and how much time it could save teachers/course designers.  I have promoted it to go up for voting on July 1st.  Be sure to come back and vote it up.

As always, thank you for your thoughtful and thorough feature request and continued commitment to improve Canvas!

Community Member

I'd like to add that we should be able to select all questions within a quiz or question bank. I'm currently combining multiple question banks into new question banks, and it becomes incredibly tedious having to manually move 668 questions from three separate question banks into a single question bank. Having the ability to select all questions would make this a much more efficient process.

Community Team
Community Team

This feature idea is now open for voting.

Community Member

As a teacher that uses question banks a lot, this would be so helpful.


The ability to change the point value of a group of questions in one swell foop would be fantastic. I often have tests that have 25 or more multiple choice questions in them that I want to make worth 2 or 3 points. Having to chance the value from the default 1 every time is tedious, and I sometimes miss a question or two. I was thinking about posting an Idea for a way to change the default, but this would get around that need by letting me quickly set many questions to the desired point value.

Community Member

This is a wonderful idea!

Community Member

I agree! This is an idea whose time has come.

Community Member

Good idea.

Lamplighter II

If you voted for this option, please give this request your votes too. It only has five votes and will soon close for voting. It will be greatly appreciated.


Hello family!

We are in the process of examining the quizzing engine for some updates.  Item handling and management is a big part of this process. As this project would be rather extensive, we won't be delivering anything in the next six months. I want to share our planned updates include this idea and much more! 

Kind regards,