Copying a Course in Canvas

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You can copy a module 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 Canvas course you want to copy module(s) from.
  2. In Course Navigation, click the Modules link. 
  3. Locate the module you wish to copy and click the Options icon [1]. Select the Copy To option [2].
  4. Enter the course code or course name in the Select a Course drop-down menu [1]. 
  5. Search results are sorted by term, with the default term first, followed by most recent term start date. Results for each term are sorted alphabetically and display the course name [2], course code [3], and term name [4]. 
  6. Select the course into which you want to copy the module [5].
  7. When copying content, a message displays explaining that importing the same course content more than once overwrites any existing content in the course. 
  8. Click the Copy button.
  9. Canvas displays a notification when a module copies successfully [1]. 
  10. When finished, click the Close icon [2] or the Close button [3]. 
  11. The copied module displays on the Modules Index Page for the course into which it copied.

Instructions Attribution: (CC BY 4.0) Canvas Guide: How do I copy a module to another course?