Copying a Course in Canvas

Advanced User Course Import Method 

You can import an entire course in a course directly into any active course in which you are enrolled. When you copy a module, any assets within that module (images, files, etc.) will be included in your module copy. 

  1. Access the course you want to import content into (destination course).
  2. From the homepage, select Import Existing Content.
  3. In the Content Type drop-down menu, select the Copy a Canvas course option.
  4. In the Search for a course drop-down menu, select the course you would like to access. Courses are ordered alphabetically by most recent term. You can also choose to include completed courses by selecting the completed courses checkbox. The Include completed courses checkbox is selected by default.
  5. To search for a course by name, enter the name in the Course Name field . Click the name of the course when it appears.
  6. Do Not select the All Content button
  7. Click the Select Specific Content radio button. (See select specific content for more details)
  8. Note: You will select the content you want to import after you review the remaining page options. After you start importing the content, the import selection cannot be canceled.
  9. Use with Caution! If you want to adjust the due dates associated with the course events and assignments, click the Adjust events and due dates checkbox.
  10. When importing content, a message displays explaining that importing the same course content or export package more than once overwrites any existing content in the course.
  11. Click the Import button.
  12. In the Current Jobs section, click the Select Content button.
  13. Select the Content to be imported. Content can be individual items [1] or a content group [2]. Content groups show the number of items within the group. To view content within a group, click the arrow next to the group name [3].
  14. To import all content for a content type, click the checkbox next to the content name [4]. If the content type is a group, Canvas automatically selects all items within the group.
  15. DO NOT select Course Settings or Syllabus Body
  16. Click the Select Content button.
  17. The report displays a menu bar with the time remaining to complete the import. View the content from any completed imports by accessing any link in Course Navigation.
  18. The import may also display errors as part of the import status. Learn more about course import statuses
  19. View the content from any completed imports by accessing any link in Course Navigation.

Instructions Attribution: (CC BY 4.0) Canvas Guide: How do I copy content from another Canvas course using the Course Import tool? and How do I select specific content as part of a course import?