How To Use Import Tool In Canvas-LMS

How To Use Import Tool In Canvas-LMS

21 Dec 2021
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How To Use Import Tool In Canvas-LMS

Canvas LMS is an open and reliable web-based software that allows institutions to manage digital learning, educators to create and present online learning materials and assess student learning, and students to engage in courses and receive feedback about skill development and learning achievement.


Canvas LMS also provides the Import feature to import the user's data, course data, assignments data, and quizzes data into the application in bulk. It reduces the manual work of instructors to add these things in the canvas application.

 

1) SIS Import Tool:

  • SIS Import Tool is used to import data in bulk for users, courses, accounts, enrollments, and groups.
  • Canvas has its own documentation to make import files for users, courses, accounts, enrollments, and groups in CSV formats.
  • SIS Import Documentation: https://canvas.instructure.com/doc/api/file.sis_csv.html
     
  • Steps to use SIS Import Tool:
  1. Go to https://canvas.instructure.com/doc/api/file.sis_csv.html and follow the format documentation to prepare import files.
  2. Then log in to your canvas application as Admin/Instructor user.
  3. Go to the Admin > Your Organization Name.
  4. Click on the SIS Import tab from the left navigation menu.
  5. Choose a File to import which you had prepared previously.
  6. Check checkbox full batch update.
  7. Click on the Process Data button, It will successfully import your data to canvas if your file does not have any issues.

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2)  Course Import Tool:

  • The Course Import Tool makes it easy to extract course content, assignments, and quizzes from previous terms and quickly import them into existing courses. The same tool is used to import course materials from different Learning Management Systems. Some limitations apply to course imports.
     
  • Steps to use Course Import Tool:
  1. log in to your canvas application as Admin/Instructor user.
  2. Go to any Course
  3. Go to Settings > Import Content into Course from the right sidebar navigation menu.
  4. Then select Content Type > Search for course > select course
  5. Select migration Content
  6. Adjust Events and Due Dates
  7. Then Click on Import Course Button, It will successfully import/copy your course content to another one.

 

3)  Copy Quizzes / Import Quiz:

  • The Copy Quizzes / Import Quiz  Tool makes it easy to copy / import  Quizzes in courses, assignments, and quizzes from previous terms and quickly copy / import them into existing courses.
     
  • Steps to use Copy Quiz   
  1. log in to your canvas application as Admin/Instructor user.
  2. Go to any Course > Quizzes
  3. Click on the 3 dots menu icon of the quizz.
  4. Click on Copy To option
  5. Select a Course in which you want to copy the quizz.
  6. Select the location where you want to place that quizz.
  7. Then Click on Copy Button, It will successfully copy Quizzes in another course.    

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  •  Steps to use Quiz Import Tool :
  1. Navigate to your Canvas Course site.
  2. Select Settings from the Course Navigation Menu.
  3. Select Import Course Content from the sidebar.
  4. Select the relevant file you want to import from the Content-Type drop-down menu.
  5. Upload the file you saved in the Source field.
  6. Choose Select question bank from the Default Question bank drop-down field.
  7. Select Import.
  8. Check the status of your import under the Current Jobs section – it should say Completed once it has been finalized.
  9. Create a quiz or survey via Assignments, drawing your questions from your imported question bank.

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Conclusion: In this way, we can use the Import Tool in canvas LMS for importing data to canvas.




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