Challenges with Quiz Migration Important: Currently, the only Classic Quizzes that consistently migrate properly are ones where all the questions are built within the quiz itself, not stored in Question Groups or linked to Question Banks. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
10 Things to Help You Migrate to New Quizzes
1. Begin by considering the Canvas timeline.
- Year 1: You will have the option to create and administer both Classic Quizzes and New Quizzes in your Canvas courses.
- Year 2: No new Classic Quizzes can be created after June 1, 2023, but all Classic Quizzes created before that date can be edited and administered to students.
- After Sunset: Classic Quizzes will sunset on June 31, 2024. After this date you will not be able to edit and administer Classic Quizzes to your students. However, you will be able to continue migrating Classic Quizzes to New Quizzes even after that date.
2. Next, consider your timeline, your course load, and your assessments.
- Not everyone has to, or should, transition to using New Quizzes with students in Year 1.
- Strategize by implementing New Quizzes in your smaller courses with lower stakes first. As you become familiar with the interface, consider your next steps for Year 2.
- Take this change as an opportunity to revisit your quizzes across courses
- Reviewing the Recommended Implementation and Timeline and Essential Things to Know About New Quizzes can help guide your decisions.
3. Build a Canvas shell to have a low-risk environment for testing New Quizzes.
- Start experimenting with New Quizzes, even if you aren't ready to use them in your course.
- Explore New Quizzes in a Canvas course not tied to student enrollment. You can always import your newly created quizzes to a different course shell.
- Expect a learning curve as you explore the new features in New Quizzes.
4. The complexity of your Classic Quizzes impacts migration results.
- When migrated, a simple Classic Quiz that does not contain Question Groups or links to Question Banks becomes a New Quiz.
- The migration of a Classic Quiz that contains Question Groups or links to Question Banks results in a New Quiz and associated Item Banks.
- Item Banks are collections of questions that can be re-used in New Quizzes across Canvas courses.
- Preparing Question Banks and Question Banks before migration will make it easier to manage and search Item Banks across Canvas courses after migration.
5. Some question types will also impact the transition to New Quizzes.
- New Quizzes doesn't have the survey question type, so the surveys in Classic Quizzes are migrated as a standard graded quiz. If you heavily use anonymous surveys, consider Qualtrics, Top Hat, or continue using Classic Quizzes throughout Year 1.
- The Text (no question) question type will migrate to New Quizzes as the Stimulus question type.
- You can expect to see new question types and question settings in New Quizzes.
6. Currently, migrating New Quizzes must happen one at a time.
- Canvas is working on a Bulk Migration tool of Classic Quizzes to New Quizzes. The urgency for this implementation is high on the Canvas transparency timeline.
- For now, all quizzes must be migrated to the new format one quiz at a time. General Classic Quizzes that aren't linked to Question Banks or Groups migrate in one step.
- Consider waiting until Year 2 to migrate to New Quizzes if your Classic Quizzes rely heavily on Question Banks. Currently the Migrate feature doesn't function properly when migrating Groups within linked Question Banks.
- Monitor the New Quizzes Canvas Course for updates on Bulk Migration and Question Bank Migration.
7. Become familiar with Item Banks in New Quizzes.
9. If you rely heavily on the Rich Content Editor, plan extra time for your migration to New Quizzes.
- The Rich Content Editor is the editor you will use when creating Canvas content items such as questions in New Quizzes. This editor can support text, HTML, multimedia content, mathematical notations, and other rich media.
- Canvas is working on improving the Rich Content Editor in New Quizzes as the New Quizzes RCE is not as robust as the RCE in other parts of Canvas, such as Pages, Announcements, etc. The urgency for improving RCE is high on the Canvas transparency timeline.
- As a result, some items, such as Studio videos, may need to be re-linked in New Quizzes after migrating. Formulas will transition as images and must be re-created. All images used in questions and responses are stored inside New Quizzes and are not uploaded to the course’s Files area.
- Instructors who use RCE in their assessments should consider waiting until Year 2 to migrate to New Quizzes.
10. Lastly, it is very important to review New Quizzes after migration.
- After migrating, be sure to review all questions and question settings in New Quizzes.
- It is recommended to preview every New Quiz in Student View after migration.