University of Redlands

Copy Content Between Canvas Courses

In Canvas it is easy to transfer some or all course content from one course to another. Watch the videos or fallow the instructions bellow to see how. Or review the Canvas made documentation.

Full Course Copy

The bellow video and steps will provide you with information on how to import all course material from one course to another.

Video

Text Instructions

  1. Go to the course you want to have content brought into
  2. On the Home page select the Import Existing Content button, located on the right side of the screen
    import with block.jpg
  3. In the Content Type dropdown select Copy a Canvas Course
    Import content with block.jpg
  4. This will open up more options. To transfer all the content.
    1. Search for the course you want to get the content from
    2. Select All Content
    3. Click on the Import button.
      course upload settings with red letters corresponding to each step in the process as mentioned above
  5. This will start the import process. Depending on the size of the course you are copying from the import may take a while to process
    status bar indicating that the course copy is running.
  6. When the import is done the system will notify you if there were any issue. You should review these issues and edit the content in the new course.
    two course copies, one with a green compleated text and one with a yellow completed task with 5 issues

Select Material

Canvas allows multiple ways to transfer material between courses. Bellow provides instructions on how to bring material over using the import feature.

Video

Text Instructions

  1. Go to the course you want to have content brought into
  2. On the Home page select the Import Existing Content button, located on the right side of the screen
    import with block.jpg
  3. In the Content Type dropdown select Copy a Canvas Course
    Import content with block.jpg
  4. This will open up more options. To transfer all the content.
    1. Search for the course you want to get the content from
    2. Choose the Select Specific Content option
    3. Click on the Import button
      options for selecting specific content. Red letters are next to the options in relation to the above text instructions
  5. After you click the Import button the course information will apear in the Current Jobs section. Click on the Select Content button here to choose what content you want to import.
    Select content button highlighted in a red box under the Current Jobs section
  6. A window will open showing the content from the course you wish to copy information from.
    1. Select the content you want to bring over
    2. When done click on Select Content
      course content selection popup, with pages selected and a Chapter 10 transcrip hightlight. A blue A is over the page while a blue B is over a select content button corisponding to the instructions above.
  7. Once material is selecting the import process will occure. Depending on the size of the itams you are bringing over the the import my take a few minutes.
    completed import showing in green