Canvas - Importing Content from another Canvas Course

This document describes how to copy course content from an existing Canvas course, to a new Canvas course shell. This can be useful for migrating contents between semesters.

Importing course contents

  1. Navigate to new course shell in Canvas.
    Canvas-OpenCourse.png

  2. Open Settings
    select settings


  3. Select Import Course Content
    Select Import Course Contents


  4. Open the Content Type drop-down menu, and select Copy a Canvas Course.
    Select copy a Canvas course


  5. Begin typing the name of your course in the text box. Suggested courses will appear below the text box.

    • Please note the semester of the course you select, to ensure you are selecting the correct semester.
      Choose course

  6. Select content to migrate: you can either copy all content, or select specific content to import.
    import settings

  7. Next, you can choose to adjust events and due dates, by changing the beginning and end date of your course. Leave this unchecked if no adjustment is necessary.

  8. Select the Import button

  9. You can track progress of the import on the Current Jobs page. After the import process completes, this page will display any errors that occurred in the migration.
    Current Jobs

    • One common error is missing or broken links. Please review the errors Canvas provides, to ensure there are no broken links in your course contents. For more information, please refer to this guide on Canvas Community.