How do I copy a Canvas course into a new course shell?

Open Settings

Open Settings

In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.


Copy Course Content

Copy Course Content Button

Click the Copy this Course link.

Create Course Details

Create Course Details

Enter the Name [1] and Course Code [2] for the new course. The name will be displayed on the Course Home Page and in Conversations. The course code will be displayed at the top of the Course Navigation menu and in the course card in the dashboard. Course code is also referred to as the reference code or short name.

Enter the Start date [3] and End date [4] for the new course.

Note: If the current course includes course override dates in Course Settings, the Start and End date fields will be populated with those dates.

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; this action cannot be cancelled.

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.

The new dates should be automatically filled in for the new quarter, however, the old dates should be filled in with the start and end date of the quarter of the class you are copying from.

Create Course

Import Course

Click the Create Course button.

View Current Jobs


The Current Jobs section displays the status of your import. Running reports display a menu bar with the time remaining to complete the import [1].

If you chose to select specific content in your course, the current job will show as Waiting for Select [2], which means you must select the content you want to import.

The import may also display other status indicators as part of the import process. Learn more about course import statuses.

View the content from any completed imports by accessing any link in Course Navigation.


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