Copying/Importing Course Content

Once you have created a course in Canvas, you do not have to rebuild the course from scratch every time you teach it! You can copy some or all of your old course content into a new Canvas shell.

Video Walkthrough #

Importing course content is covered in Canvas’ Course Creation and Management video below, about 40 seconds into the video.

Step-by-Step Guide #

For step-by-step instructions, see Canvas’ guide on the Course Import Tool.

Important Note #

Copying course content is not the same as merging (cross-listing) courses. For information on cross-listing, see our guide on Merging (Cross-Listing) Sections.