canvas_admin
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Issue Migrating Imported Exam (w/Question Banks) to New Quiz Format

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For our online campus to transition to New Quizzes, we will need to create new courses rather than flipping the switch in the midst of a live course. But I am encountering an error when I import a classic quiz (with question banks) into a new course then migrate the quiz to the New Quizzes format.  The question banks/item banks get renamed and then I'm told there are 0 questions in the item bank (see below screenshots)

Is anybody else having this issue or figured out how to workaround this?

Migrated New Quiz from Classic Quiz in another course.png

In the below screenshot, "Final Exam -" gets appended to the item bank name!

Importing Question Banks.png

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KristinL
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Hi @canvas_admin -- After further consultation, the issue you are experiencing is due to the bulk migration tool that is still in beta. Please refer to the Transparency Timeline for more information on when this will come into Production.

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bdye
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I've been unable to find bulk migration listed in the transition timeline. Is it part of the Quiz building API ?
This is the biggest roadblock we have to migrate over to new quizzes.

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mskoch
Community Participant

As far as I know this function is only available in the Beta environment right now - I have not seen any news about this being released to production. 

Beta Release Notes: New Quizzes Migration (2021-12-22) 

I have been able to migrate questions copied into question groups as inline questions in Classic Quizzes to New Quizzes as item banks in production, however. In my test the resulting item banks' names are a combination of the quiz's name and the question group's name.

leward
Community Contributor

Hi @mskoch.  So far, I have only tested the migration of inline images and links to files stored in the course Files tool (both of which are broken at the moment).  As far as bank names are concerned, the convention of combining the quiz name with the group name makes sense to me when converting question groups.  Unlike question banks in Classic Quizzes, question groups are quiz specific, but after migration they will be added to the list of banks that can be used in any quiz in any course.  The inclusion of the quiz name in the bank name is helpful for differentiating migrated inline question groups from migrated banks, and further indicates the quiz with which the group was original associated.

 

Lynn 

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KristinL
Community Team
Community Team

Hi @canvas_admin -

The Community Team collaborated with the Product Team, and it was recommended that you submit a ticket so the engineers can take a closer look at what you're experiencing. We appreciate you bringing this to the attention to others in the New Quizzes Hub, and we hope that you're able to share back what you learned!

How do I contact Canvas Support? 

 
KristinL
Community Team
Community Team

Hi @canvas_admin -- After further consultation, the issue you are experiencing is due to the bulk migration tool that is still in beta. Please refer to the Transparency Timeline for more information on when this will come into Production.

@KristinL thank you so much for your time and helping me better understand what is going on! I look forward to this tool eventually being in production.

Mark James
Canvas Admin // Instructional Designer
Reformed Theological Seminary

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bdye
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I've been unable to find bulk migration listed in the transition timeline. Is it part of the Quiz building API ?
This is the biggest roadblock we have to migrate over to new quizzes.
sharris
Community Participant

Same here. Bulk migration of classic quiz question banks is all that's preventing us from finishing out migration to NQ. We are in limbo without that feature being pushed to PROD. 

chrish
Community Participant

Same here, and every time I ask, I am sent instructions for the Classic Quizzes, and I don't see anything on the time line. This is a huge issue for us as well. I use this as a clunky workaround.