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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.


Canvas article: How do I copy content from another Canvas course using the Course Import tool?

Canvas article: How do I select specific content as part of a course import?

Canvas article: How do I export a Canvas course?

Canvas article: How do I import a Canvas course export package?

Tips and Tricks

  • 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.
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Keywords:export, import, content   Doc ID:98720
Owner:Melissa B.Group:UW-La Crosse
Created:2020-03-11 20:25 CDTUpdated:2020-03-11 20:46 CDT
Sites:UW-La Crosse
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