How do I copy a Canvas course?

Last updated on June 28, 2022

The following infographic provides guidance on copying the content from one course to a new or duplicate shell.


  1. Log in to your Published Course shell in Canvas.
  2. Locate Import Existing Content from the menu on the right.
  3. Select your Previous Course (the course you want to copy content from).
  4. Choose to Copy Specific Content, as described in the detailed Copy a Canvas Course into the New Semester guide.
  5. Wait for the Transfer to Complete.
  6. Use the Post Copy Guide provided in the Copy a Canvas Course into the New Semester guide to verify that your content copied over correctly.
  7. Congratulations! You have successfully copied content into your course.