CanvasCanvas Course CopyHow do I copy content from one Canvas course site to another Canvas course site?

How do I copy content from one Canvas course site to another Canvas course site?

Instructors, TA or Course Designers can copy content and activities from one Canvas course site to another Canvas course site if they have an account on both sites.

Go to the new Canvas site and click “Settings”

course navigation menu with Settings highlighted

On the right side of the display, click “Import Course Content”

right sidebar of settings screen with import course content highlighted

Use the Content Type Dropdown box and select "Copy a Canvas Course"

import content screen with content type dropdown expanded and copy a canvas course highlighted

Select the course you want to copy

import content screen

As you start typing a course name, the list will filter.

Under Content, select either "All Content" or "Select Specific Content"

import content screen with All content radio button selected

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

If you select the "Select specific content" option, you will be able to select which content to copy after the copy function has been processed.

Optional - Adjust Events and Due Dates

import content screen with Adjust events and due dates highlighted. Box is unchecked.

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.

We recommend that you do not use this option. Instead, adjust the dates of assignments and events individually after they are imported.

Click “Import”

import content screen with import button highlighted

This will initiate the import process and list the process in a “Current Jobs” panel.

Once the job is complete the content is copied from the old course site to the new course site.

If you selected the "Select specific content" option, click on the “Select Content” button and select the content you want copied.

current jobs list with select content button highlighted
select content screen