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Chokichi
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New Quizzes: Why is exporting still not a feature?

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I'm currently typing all of my questions over to classic quizzes manually because exporting New Quizzes isn't a feature yet. This is painful, and a massive waste of time.

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greydon
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Hello @Chokichi 

We understand that you are trying to convert New Quizzes to Classic Quizzes and having to do so manually. We understand that it is time consuming to copy and paste questions one by one. Currently, we do not have any easy procedure to convert New Quizzes to Classic, but can easily convert Classic to New by using the "migrate" process. 

Ideally, we want to have one comprehensive quiz tool for everyone to use without any discrepancy between versions and setups. Because we are working on getting New Quizzes fully integrated with all the pros of Classic Quizzes, this feature is not currently being worked on retroactively to migrate New back towards Classic. We are focused to create one fully integrated quiz system that takes the best of both options. For the time being, if you prefer to use Classic but only have access to the quizzes in New form, you would need to make the transition manually the way you've been doing it. We know this isn't ideal, and we appreciate your patience while we work to make the Quiz Feature in Canvas intuitive and easy for all. 

Should you need to convert it the way we currently have it set up, here is the guide: 

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-migrate-a-Canvas-quiz-to-New-Quizzes/ta... 

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greydon
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Hello @Chokichi 

We understand that you are trying to convert New Quizzes to Classic Quizzes and having to do so manually. We understand that it is time consuming to copy and paste questions one by one. Currently, we do not have any easy procedure to convert New Quizzes to Classic, but can easily convert Classic to New by using the "migrate" process. 

Ideally, we want to have one comprehensive quiz tool for everyone to use without any discrepancy between versions and setups. Because we are working on getting New Quizzes fully integrated with all the pros of Classic Quizzes, this feature is not currently being worked on retroactively to migrate New back towards Classic. We are focused to create one fully integrated quiz system that takes the best of both options. For the time being, if you prefer to use Classic but only have access to the quizzes in New form, you would need to make the transition manually the way you've been doing it. We know this isn't ideal, and we appreciate your patience while we work to make the Quiz Feature in Canvas intuitive and easy for all. 

Should you need to convert it the way we currently have it set up, here is the guide: 

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-migrate-a-Canvas-quiz-to-New-Quizzes/ta... 

Thanks for the reply @greydon. Is there any plan or work being done on transferring New Quizzes between instructors at separate institutions? This is the root of my problem. I adjunct at two colleges with separate Canvas accounts and I can't transfer those quiz materials (banks or whole quizzes) between the two.

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Hello @Chokichi 

Thanks for getting back to us and thank you for explaining the root cause of the issue further. You are not alone in wanting this feature and there are certainly many others who are also looking towards this option:

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Idea-Conversations/Export-Import-New-Quizzes-Question-Banks/idi-p...

There are some similar stories and good suggestions on that thread for possible workarounds since it isn't such an easy process right now. I can't give you any solid date or confirmation, but it is these exact issues users are experiencing that we are working on right now with the New Quiz development. Ideally, we will have a comprehensive quiz tool in the near future that brings the best of both worlds together including sharing across instances. Please stay tuned to our roadmap to watch for releases in the future: 

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Product-Roadmap/ct-p/roadmap 

I work for 3 different schools, and I have a Canvas account for each one of them. I teach two classes that are the same in all three institutions. I had been sharing quizzes and question banks by exporting/sharing through Commons. I started with exporting Classic Quizzes, and in one institution I created New Quizzes and built-expanded item banks. 

How can I transfer those New Quizzes or Item Banks to my other Canvas accounts, so I don't have to start over in each account? 

 

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