How to: Copy from a Previous Semester (or Source Course)

Copying a class from one semester to the next is easy with Canvas. You can access the import option simply via the link on the front page of an empty course “Import Course Content” OR through “Settings” on the course menu. For more detailed instructions with screen captures, see below:


For copying the whole class, follow this guide:

How do I copy content from another Canvas course?

To copy specific content from a Canvas course, follow this one:

How do I select specific content as part of a course import?


Once the class is copied, be sure to follow our Checklist to make the course ready for class.