DU has officially launched the “New Quizzes” functionality in Canvas for all courses. To prepare for the “Classic Quizzes” deprecation in June 2022, you will want to begin migrating your quizzes that you plan to continue using. Learn more about this timeline in our KB graphic. 

This article will offer step-by-step instructions into how the migration from Classic Quizzes to New Quizzes works in Canvas. For additional support, check out Instructure’s New Quizzes FAQ page or schedule a one-on-one consultation with an Instructional Designer in the OTL. 


  • Question banks cannot be imported into New Quizzes as item banks. However, you can import questions manually into an item bank by exporting a Canvas quiz.
  • When a classic quiz is migrated to New Quizzes, question groups import as item bank questions. However, the questions in the question groups are stored in the quiz and are not added as an item bank. All quiz questions in the group are displayed in the quiz preview.

Step 1.

Open the appropriate course that contains the quiz you want to migrate. 

click courses then name of course in Canvas

Step 2.

Open “Quizzes” from your course navigation menu. 

click "courses" from course navigation menu

Step 3.

Find the quiz you want to migrate in your list of quizzes. Select the options icon (represented by the three vertical dots to the far right of the quiz name). Then select “migrate.” 

select options and then migrate from the quiz

Step 4.

Once the migration is complete, the migrated quiz will appear at the bottom of your Quizzes list with the New Quizzes icon. You can delete the old quiz once you confirm the migration is complete and accurate. Note: by default, migrated quizzes are unpublished.

new quiz migration view 


All images are borrowed from the Canvas Community.