Exporting Questions from Canvas

January 17, 2017 Rex McWilliams

If you need to export questions from Canvas to use with ExamSoft, you will need to take a few simple steps.

Note, quiz exports do not include question banks. An exported quiz that was linked to a question bank will not include questions from that bank when imported into ExamSoft, unless that quiz was linked to an account-level question bank, and both courses belong to that account. For more information, please refer to Canvas' Help Guide.

Login to your Canvas instance and navigate to the Course where the Questions are linked to. Click Settings.

To the right of this page will be a number of options. Click Export Course Content.

Choosing the Export Type

  1. Click on the radio button for Quiz Export.
  2. Choose the Quizzes you want to export.
  3. Click the Create Export button.
  4. When you create an export, Canvas will create an export archive where you can download prior export files. Click Click here to download to retrieve your exported questions.

The questions will be exported in a QTI ZIP file. With this file, you may now extract it, and import the questions into ExamSoft using the appropriate QTI filter. 



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