Tips on Importing Course Content

When copying content from one canvas course to another, there are some settings you may have to modify or specific choices that could save you time when prepping your course for the next term. The purpose of this article is to provide you with information about each tip, with the tutorials being linked to other help articles.

How to Copy Content from One Canvas Course to Another

In order to save time when you are setting up your course site in a term, you can copy content (the entire course or specific content) from one Canvas course to another.

Copy Content from One Canvas Course Into Another Canvas Course

Modifying Due Dates and Availability Dates

When you import one course into another, during the import process, there is an option to modify the due dates and availability dates all at one time.

Modify Events and Due Dates within Course Import

When you copy course content from one course to another, the redirect tool will still contain the original course link. For your current students to obtain the information, you may have to modify the redirect link. Note- this only applies to redirect links that were linking to an item within the Canvas course. External links will not have to be modified.

How to Change a Redirect Link

Media Library

Once you import your course content, you will need to also migrate your Media Library folder into your new course. If you need further assistance with Media Library, please email

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

Course Reserves

You have the option to import a course reserves list from one course into another course.

Importing Items from a Previous Class

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