Import Content into Your Canvas Course

The following instructions will assist you in moving content from a Canvas course to the Canvas course in which you will be teaching.

Step-by-step instructions

From your new course site, click on “Settings” in the course menu on the left side of the page.  Then, click “Import Content into this Course” on the right side of the screen. 

Course settings


Pull down the Content Type menu and select Copy a Canvas Course.

"import content" page


Then select the course from the drop-down menu.

Select course to import


Here you can choose whether to import an entire Canvas course, or select specific content. 

Click the “Import” button. 

Select content and import


Under “Current Jobs,” you will now be able to click on the “Select Content” button and choose which files you want to import.

"Current jobs" menu


A list of all the content inside the course will be displayed. Select the specific content you wish to bring into your new course by selecting the box next to the content.  Bringing over only the materials you will use in your current course will allow your Canvas site to remain uncluttered.

List of Canvas course content


To select the specific content, you must click the box next to the item you wish to bring over.

select specific content


After selecting the items you would like to bring over, click “Select content” in the bottom right.

"Select content" icon


A screen will display showing that your request is running.

List of current jobs running


When the process is complete you will see a green “Completed” icon.

Current jobs completed