Topics Map > CATL > Canvas

Canvas - How do I copy from one Canvas course to another?

You can copy course content such as assignments, modules, pages, and discussions from previous Canvas courses into existing courses. You only have access to copy content from courses from current or previous courses in which you are an enrolled user.

Copy an Entire Course | Copy Individual Content

Resources- Copy an Entire Course

Content that will not transfer

The following will not copy into a course and will need to be recreated for each course. 
  • Student enrollments/submissions (synced with WINGS)
  • Groups
  • Zoom links
  • Media Gallery content

Tips and Tricks

  • Importing a course more than once may have unintended consequences.
  • Enrollment-related data; course users, groups, sections are not included.
  • If you teach a course with the same name multiple times, it may be hard to identify the exact course you want to copy content from. It is suggested that you update the names of your courses to not only include the course title as pushed from WINGS, but to also include the semester or section numberThis will make an exact Canvas course easier to find.
  • If you have several old announcements in the course that you are copying over and copy all content, these announcements will appear in the new course and need to be deleted one by one if you do not want them in the new course. In this case it is suggested that you copy only a subset of the content.
  • As part of a course import, you can adjust the due dates associated with course events and assignments. You can also shift due dates to a different day or remove all associated due dates.
24/7/365 Canvas Support is available through the help icon in Canvas, by calling the phone support for faculty, staff and students or email us directly at

Keywordsexport, import, content   Doc ID98720
OwnerStephanie S.GroupUW-La Crosse
Created2020-03-11 20:25:04Updated2021-12-09 11:57:36
SitesUW-La Crosse
Feedback  0   0