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Migrate Question Banks to Item banks Automatically

Migrate Question Banks to Item banks Automatically


I would like to see the ability to migrate question banks (Quizzes) to item banks (Quizzes.Next) automatically when a quiz is migrated from Quizzes to Quizzes.Next.  

Community Member

This is going to be a big issue for us in trying to eventually move faculty over to Quizzes.Next. There must be a way to migrate cleanly between the quiz platforms!



I'm relatively new to Canvas.  You are probably well aware of what is happening in, but as I start to dig into, there are a number of issues that will be a big change from how I have used question banks in the past (on other LMS systems).  Top among them: item banks are tied to instructors not to courses (‌ and‌), item banks do not allow you to select a subset of questions to be included in a "random set" (‌ and, and do not allow subfolders (  Not transferring question banks will make the transition hard, but so will not having some of these other functionalities that many of us are used to (both in Canvas and in other LMSs).  Hopefully you and your faculty are keeping track of these issues and supporting the ones you will use.


Learner II

At Colorado State University, our instructors have thousands and thousands of questions in our Classic question banks – they are mission critical to our Canvas quizzes. A migration tool to move them to QuizzesNext Item Banks is necessary before CSU could transition.

Melody Brake

Surveyor II

This is a no-brainer. This feature should have been baked into Quizzes.Next from day 1. For any course that has a large number of large question banks, the present process to convert them to item banks in Q.N is just too time consuming. 

Guy Wilson


This is still just one of the biggest hurdles before we can migrate to Quizzes.Next.

Our faculty do not want to have to re-enter, type, get their TA, etc to recreate their question banks. If the banks are not ported over to the new Tool automatically most of our Teachers don't want to even discuss using it.

Explorer III

Ditto.   At Indiana University, over 8000 quizzes each term make use of question banks, and they link to over 30,000 banks.  We absolutely need a migration tool to move them to Quizzes.Next

Community Member

At University of Canberra we strongly support the need for an automated way to move quizzes and quiz banks into Quizzes Next. This is critical functionality. 


This is the only thing keeping me from shifting all my quizzes into Quizzes.Next. I have far too many quizzes and question banks to enter them by hand.

Adventurer III

Also, make the question bank course based instead of user based.  Faculty will have hard time to locate the QBs, instructional designers will be drowned by the amount of QB they are facing. 

By the way, even QBs are created in the New Quiz format,  they are not transferrable. 

Community Member

It would be fantastic if there was a stand alone page of Quiz Banks that we could easily edit and integrate into new courses. Currently, if I wish to edit a quiz bank, I need to back track and try to find in which course I first created the quiz bank. My mind does have that capability. Smiley Happy Thank you. :smileyplus: