Import Content

Importing content from a previous course can save you time when setting up a Canvas course.

The “Import Content into this Course” link in the course Settings makes it possible to quickly copy course content from a previous semester’s course or from a colleague’s course into a new course shell.

Benefits

Importing content from a previous course to a new course shell usually saves time when setting up a Canvas course. However, in some instances it may be more efficient to design the Canvas course anew.

Best Practice Recommendations

  • Select and copy specific content from another course rather than using the default option to copy all content so only desired content is imported.
  • Do not import the Course Settings from the copied course to prevent overriding custom settings in your new course shell template.

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