Copying Materials Into a Canvas Course

You can copy course content such as assignments, modules, pages, and discussions from previous Canvas courses into existing courses. 

The Import Course Content option allows you to copy content into existing courses. You may be able to copy content into a new course shell.

Note: you can only copy content from courses in which you are enrolled as a user whose role has managing privileges


Warning: Importing a course more than once may have unintended consequences. If you import content into a new course, edit the content in the new course, and later import the previous content again, the imported content will override the existing content. This cannot be undone.


Import Content From Another Course

Head to Settings

Open Settings

Click "Import Course Content"


Select "copy a canvas course" as the content type and search for the course. 

Import Content from Blackboard
When importing content you can select to import all materials or "select specific content"
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For specific content, when the job appears, you'll press "Select Content" to pick the materials for import.
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Check the boxes to import the categories. You can narrow down the items by clicking the right pointing arrow. 
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The import status will appear under "current jobs". It will take 1-10 minutes to process the import.
You can also follow these steps from the homepage of a course by using the "import existing content" button in the right menu.
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