Canvas @ YaleInstructor Guides Media LibraryHow do I migrate Media Library course content from one library to another?

How do I migrate Media Library course content from one library to another?

If you would like to migrate an entire course's content, this guide will show you how to move your media and folders to your new course. For additional assistance please contact medialibrary@yale.edu

Set up Media Library in your new course

Navigate to your new course in Canvas and click on the "Media Library" item in the left hand column. This will create the folder for this course.

image showing media library selected within a canvas course

Go to the main Media Library site

From within the Media Library in your course, select the upward facing arrow to navigate to the main Media Library site. You can also access the site by going to http://medialibrary.yale.edu/ and logging in.

Locate the content you wish to move

In the "Browse" section on the left hand side you will find a list of folders for your current and former classes that have used the Media Library. Navigate to the folder for the course you wish to move content from.


image showing browse section expanded within main media library site

Moving folders

Click on the folder you wish to move, then enter the settings for that folder by selecting the gear icon in the upper right hand of the folder window. 

You can also right click (control+click on mac) on the folder in the "Browse" section and select "info"

image showing folder in browse section of media library with options showing

In the "Overview" selection, select "edit" next to "Parent folder"

image showing folder settings with edit button next to parent folder highlighted

Select the folder for your new course from the drop down menu and select "save". The folder will now be located within your new course folder.

image showing folder options with new parent folder selected and save button highlighted

Moving individual media files

Locate the media you wish to move in your previous course's folder and select which files you would like to move by clicking the box to the left of the file. Then select "Move" from the menu.

Select the folder for your new course from the drop down menu.

image showing move session menu with folder drop down highlighted

Select "Move". Once the window notifies you it has finished moving your files, the media will be located within your new course folder.

image showing move menu with new folder location selected and move button highlighted