Reusing Canvas Course Materials

If you’d like to reuse all Canvas course materials from another course:

  • Navigate to your new, empty course (the destination)
  • On the course navigation menu, click on Settings.
  • On the right side of the Settings page, click on Import Course Content.
  • In the drop-down for Content Type, select Copy a Canvas Course.
  • In the new drop-down, select the source of the content you would like to copy.
  • Select the dot for All Content.
    • If you would like, check the box for Adjust Events and Due Dates to shift dates for your new course.
  • Click Import.

For additional information, including more detailed step-by-step instructions, instructions on how to copy part of a course, and how the date shift works, please see the Canvas Guide, “How do I copy content from another Canvas course?”.

As always, when reusing course materials, please remember to review the following items, as appropriate:

  • Update course syllabus
  • Update assignment availability dates, due dates, status (published or unpublished)
  • Review module/content status (published or unpublished)
  • Review course settings:
    • Course dates
    • Course options
    • Navigation menu
  • Create new announcements (Notifications are sent when a new announcement is created in a published course that is within the course start and end dates)
  • Don’t forget to publish your class!

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