This article will show you how to import your QTI zip file into Canvas LMS. It will not, however, show you how to create a QTI file from a Word doc. For that, we suggest you read our blog article on how to import word into canvas question bank. Let's start!

Step 1: Go to your Canvas course page

canvas lms course page

In Canvas, question banks are tagged to their respective courses/modules, so you cannot import into a 'universal' or 'personal' question bank. Importing of the QTI file has to happen at the course/module level.

Step 2: Click on Import Existing Content

canvas import existing content page

From the course page, click on the top button "Import Existing Content".

Step 3: Select QTI .zip file

canvas import existing content page qti zip file

Then in the Content Type select drop down menu, select "QTI .zip file".

Step 4: Attach your QTI .zip file

brightspace select file to import

Click on the browse button and and attach your QTI .zip file from your PC filesystem.

Step 5: Click on Import button

brightspace wait for import to complete

There's no need to touch or change the Default Question Bank, click on the blue Import button straightaway and a new question bank will be created from your QTI .zip file. You will see the file being imported with a progress bar.

Congratulations, you have successfully import your QTI file into Canvas Question Bank!