Need to copy course content in Canvas such as Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, Files, Modules, and/or Pages from a sandbox course or an official Fall term course into the official Winter Term course shell that ITS has created for you? Here’s how!
Import Content into Course
Click the Import Course Content link.
Select Content Type
In the Content Type drop-down menu, select the Copy a Canvas Course option.
Search for a Course
In the Search for a course drop-down menu , select the course you would like to access. Courses are ordered alphabetically by most recent term. You can also choose to include completed courses by selecting the completed courses checkbox . The Include completed courses checkbox is selected by default.
To search for a course by name, enter the name in the Course Name field . Click the name of the course when it appears.
Note: If you have access to more than 100 courses, the search page only displays the Course Name field.
Select Migration Content
To import all content from the course, select the All Content radio button .
If you want to select specific content, click the Select specific content radio button .
Note: If you select the specific content option, you are required to select the content you want to import after you review the remaining page options. After you start importing the content, the import selection cannot be canceled.
Adjust Events and Due Dates
If you want to adjust the due dates associated with the course events and assignments, click the Adjust events and due dates checkbox.
Click the Import button.
View Current Jobs
The Current Jobs section displays the status of your import. Running reports display a progress bar indicating the time remaining to complete the import .
If you chose to select specific content in your course, the current job will show as Waiting for Select , which means you must select the content you want to import. *** THIS IS OFTEN WHERE FOLKS GET CONFUSED BECAUSE THEY’VE NOT YET SELECTED WHAT TO IMPORT SO NOTHING HAPPENS ***
The import may also display other status indicators as part of the import process. Learn more about course import statuses.
View the content from any completed imports by accessing any link in Course Navigation.
Need assistance? Contact the ITS Information Desk at 540.458.4357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.