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How do I import content from Common Cartridge into Canvas?

How do I import content from Common Cartridge into Canvas?

You can import prior content from Common Cartridge into a Canvas course.

Open Settings

Open Settings

In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.

Import Content into Course

Import Content into Course

Click the Import Course Content link.

Select Content Type

Select Content Type

In the Content Type drop-down menu, select the Common Cartridge 1.x Package option.

Choose File

Choose File

Click the Choose File button.

Open File

Open File

Find and click the Common Cartridge ZIP or IMSCC file you want to import [1]. Then click the Open button [2].

Select Question Bank

Select Question Bank

In the Default Question bank drop-down menu, select the Question bank you want to use for your question bank from Common Cartridge.

Create Question Bank

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

Select Migration Content

To import all content from the course, select the All Content radio button [1].

If you want to select specific content, click the Select specific content radio button [2].

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 New Quizzes

Import Assessments to New Quizzes

To import assessment content created in New Quizzes, click the Import assessment content as New Quizzes option. Selecting this option will convert assessments in the import package to New Quizzes format.

Note: You cannot select a default question bank when using the the Import assessment content as New Quizzes option.

Overwrite Assessment Content

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

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.

Import Course

Import Course

Click the Import button [1].

A progress indicator displays the upload status by percentage [2].

View Current Jobs

View Current Jobs

The Current Jobs section displays the status of your import. Running reports display a progress bar indicating the time remaining to complete the import [1].

If you chose to select specific content in your course, the current job will show as Waiting for Select [2], 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.

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