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Respondus 4.0 / Exporting Canvas Quizzes


Quizzes in Canvas are difficult to print and cannot be downloaded directly to an editable format. Quizzes can be exported from Canvas as a QTI file and then imported into Respondus. From Respondus the quiz can be printed. This Guide will provide step-by-step instructions for the entire process.

Please note this feature only works with quizzes and not question banks. In order to download a question bank, first create a quiz with all the questions from the question bank.

Export a Quiz from Canvas

Step 1: From within a Canvas course, click Settings in the course navigation menu.

Step 2: Select Export Course Content from the right side menu of the Course Details page.

Canvas course navigation menu - Settings
Canvas Settings - Export Course Content

Step 3: From the Content Exports page, click New Export.

Canvas Content Exports page. New Export

Step 4: Select the Export Type (Quiz) and click the checkbox next to the title of the quiz you wish to export. Then, click Create Export. This will generate and download a zipped QTI file.

Canvas Content Exports page. Export Type: Quiz. Select quizzes to export. Create Export.

Importing a Quiz into Respondus

In order to create a printable copy of the quiz, the exported QTI file must be imported into the Respondus program.

Step 1: From the Start tab, click the Current Personality drop down menu and select IMS QTI.

Step 2: Click Import Questions.

Respondus Start tab. Open: IMS QTI. Import Questions

Step 3: Within the Import Questions pop-up window, select Browse to locate the QTI file that was just downloaded from Canvas (1).  Note: make sure the file type “Zipped IMS QTI package” is selected. Give your file a name (2). Click the Preview button to verify the questions imported successfully (3). Click the Finish Button (4).

Respondus Import Questions dialog box. 1: Browse. 2: Create a new document, named:. 3: Preview. 4: Finish.
Respondus File to Import File Explorer dialog box. File Type: Zipped IMS QTI package (.zip)

Step 4: Select the Preview + Publish tab and click Print Options.

Respondus Preview + Publish tab. Click Print Options.

Step 5: Choose your print options. Select the test format and click Settings for additional options (1). Add a header if desired (2). Question randomization options will allow you to create multiple versions of a test (3). Select a specified number of questions to include, or leave blank to include all questions (4). Click Save to File

Respondus Print Options. 1: Select format. 2: Top of Page Contents. 3: Randomize Questions. 4: Questions to be included. Save to File.
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