You can copy course content such as assignments, modules, pages, and discussions from previous Canvas courses into existing courses. You only have access to copy content from current or previous courses in which you are an enrolled user.

Notes:

  • Course imports may not include all content. For more details, please see the import content section in the Canvas Basics Guide.
  • Importing a course more than once may have unintended consequences. If you import content into a new course, edit the content in the new course, and later import the previous content again, the imported content will override the existing content.
  • You can only copy content from a course that you can currently access. This includes any past or future courses that allow instructor access outside active term dates.

View Instructure guide on importing course content. If you are a faculty member that needs access to another faculty members’ course content for importing, and have been granted permission by that faculty member to use their course content, please contact the CVPA ITC for assistance.