Copy Content into New Canvas Course




How to reuse or copy Canvas site content from one course into another existing course. Instructors cannot create new course sites; see note in Additional Information. 


Note: You will need to be listed as a Teacher, TA, or Designer for both courses. A Canvas sub-account admin is also able to use this procedure.


  • External tools (LTIs) cannot be copied over into another course via these steps.
  • See the Import Into Media Gallery article for more information about copying MiVideo media
  • If course content contains embedded MiVideo media, that media becomes associated with the course and can be viewed by anyone enrolled in the course.

Additional Information

NOTE: Instructors are not able to create new Canvas course sites. To copy an existing Canvas site, instructors will need to either have an existing course site to copy the course to (utilizing the steps above) OR they must have a Canvas Admin create a new course site.  

Need additional information or assistance? Contact the ITS Service Center.


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