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Canvas - Copy a full course or parts of a course into another course shell


Canvas - Copy a full course or parts of a course into another course shell


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 in which you are enrolled as a user with instructor permissions.

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A change from Blackboard is that you do this process from the DESTINATION course. For example, if you want to import a fall 2022 course into a source shell, you would go to the source shell to initiate this process. 


Open Settings

Open Settings
 In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.


Import Content into Course

Import Content into this Course button

Click the Import Course Content link.


Select Content Type

Import Content from Blackboard
 In the Content Type drop-down menu, select the Copy a Canvas Course option.


Search for a Course

Select Institution

In the Search for a course drop-down menu [1], select the course you would like to access. Courses are ordered alphabetically by most recent term. You can also choose to include completed courses by selecting the completed courses checkbox [2]. The Include completed courses checkbox is selected by default.

To search for a course by name, enter the name in the Course Name field [3]. Click the name of the course when it appears.

Note: If you have access to more than 100 courses, the search page only displays the Course Name field.


Select Migration Content

Select Course

To import all content from the course, select the All Content radio button [1].

If you want to select specific content, click the Select specific content radio button [2].

Note: If you select the specific content option, you are required to select the content you want to import after you review the remaining page options. After you start importing the content, the import selection cannot be canceled.  


Adjust Events and Due Dates

Select Course

If you want to adjust the due dates associated with the course events and assignments, click the Adjust events and due dates checkbox.




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