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Avoiding Import of Previous Semester's Zoom Calendar Events When Copying Course Content

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Creating Zoom meetings through the Canvas / Zoom integration for your course creates a corresponding Calendar event for you and students to reference in the Canvas Calendar. These calendar events are copied over to subsequent Canvas courses and calendars with their previous semester names unless explicitly not included in the import process.

If previous semester Zoom meeting calendar events were imported into your current semester course calendar, you will need to manually remove the duplicate calendar events one at a time.

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Video Outline of Problem and How to Avoid

Deselecting the Calendar Events in the Import Process

When selecting to "Copy a Canvas Course" content from one course to another, if you select the "All Content" option when you import from a past course, this will include all the calendar events for your past Canvas / Zoom meetings, with links to those previous meetings in you (and your students') calendar as well as the "To Do" list on your Canvas Course Syllabus page.

To avoid including these Zoom calendar events, please follow these instructions:

  1. In your current semester Canvas course, select "Import Existing Content" from the Home page of the course and click the "Select specific content" radio button, then click the "Import" button.
  1. In the "Current Jobs" list near the bottom of the page the Course Copy for the previous semester's content will appear. Click the "Select Content" button to identify the content that you will import.
  1. In the pop-up box that opens, select what you would like to import, but more importantly, DO NOT select "Calendar Events" from the list.
  2. Click the "Select Content" button at the bottom of the pop-up box to complete the import.

If you have already imported the Calendar event content you can refer to our help guide on Deleting a Calendar Event.  If you still need assistance cleaning up past events, please reach out to [email protected].

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