Faculty Guide

If there are tests, quizzes or question banks that you would like to import from your Blackboard course into your Canvas course, this can be done using the Export/Import steps listed below.

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Step 1 – Export from Blackboard

  • In Blackboard, expand Course Tools in the Control Panel to locate Tests, Surveys, and Pools, shown at the right, bottom of list.
  • Next, choose Tests and hover the cursor over the test you want to download until the dropdown arrow appears.
  • Click that item and choose Export to Local Computer.
  • Save the .zip file to your computer.

Step 2 – Import to Canvas

  • Login to Canvas and navigate to the course where you need to import the test questions.
  • From the left hand menu, choose Settings and then choose the Import Content into this Course button on the right.
  • In the Import Content box, choose the drop down menu, and then choose QTI .zip file as the file format. Browse and Import the Source from your computer.
  • Note: If you want to create a question bank, you can do that when the next screen opens. Creating a test bank is optional. Leave that field blank if all you want to do is create complete tests.