How do I copy a Canvas course?

Last updated on October 19, 2021

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 “Course Copy Guide” tutorial.
  5. Wait for the Transfer to Complete.
  6. Use the Post Copy Guide provided in the Course Copy Guide tutorial to verify that your content copied over correctly.
  7. Congratulations! You have successfully copied content into your course.