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Duplicating a Quiz Either Within a Canvas Course or to a Different Canvas Course

The following steps describe how to duplicate a Canvas quiz assignment. These steps are identical both for internally duplicating the quiz and for sending a copy externally to other courses/sections on Canvas.

Classic Quiz Tool (Internal & External) and New Quiz Tool (External Course)

  1. Open the Quizzes tab in your Canvas course.

  2. Locate the quiz you wish to duplicate and click the  (Options) icon to the right. 

  3. Select Copy To... from the dropdown menu.



  4. Search for the course you want your quiz to be duplicated in to. This can be your current course or a separate course/section. You may also select which module to place the duplicate in.



    Searching for the course title may give you multiple results without a way to identify which section/semester is which. In order to pinpoint the specific section of a course you want to copy to, you'll want to instead use the new course's URL number instead of searching by the name. You can find this six digit code in the URL of any page of a course, for example: https://uwpks.instructure.com/courses/193920.


  5. Click Copy to begin copying the quiz. The copying process normally takes less than one or two minutes. You can check the status of the duplication process by going into the course's Settings page and opening the Import Course Content page on the right side.

  6. Locate & Edit the new copy of your quiz to update its settings. You should be able to find it in the Quizzes page if the duplication was successful. It will be using the same exact settings as the original quiz EXCEPT for the assignment group. The copy will be categorized as "Imported Assignments" in the gradebook until you set it to its proper gradebook category (i.e., Quizzes, Exams, Weekly Homework). Note that if the original quiz was published, then this duplicate will already be published upon copying. Feel free to unpublish it until you finish making any necessary tweaks.

New Quiz Tool (Duplicating within the same course)

  1. Open the Quizzes tab in your Canvas course.

  2. Locate the quiz you wish to duplicate and click the  (Options) icon to the right. 

  3. Select Duplicate from the dropdown menu.




Keywords:Canvas Quiz Duplicate Copy LockDown Send Course Online   Doc ID:100451
Owner:Steve S.Group:UW Parkside
Created:2020-04-10 13:18 CSTUpdated:2021-08-02 07:45 CST
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