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Copy a Course into the New Semester

The start of a new semester can be a stressful time for instructors. Fortunately, there is one major part that is quick and painless: copying forward your Canvas course into a new shell. With just a little preparation, you can copy your course into the new semester; the whole process only takes about 10 minutes! […]

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Using Sandboxes

When creating or editing a course, having an unpublished location to test out various tools and settings without fear of altering or deleting content in a live course is beneficial. This location is known as a Sandbox as it is a “playground” for content creation. In addition, Sandboxes can also serve as a backup location […]

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When can students see their courses for the semester?

By default, Canvas shells for MSU Denver classes are programmed to open on the Saturday before classes begin. Starting from this date, students can view and interact with published content. As the instructor, you can view and change this date in the Settings menu of each course. In the Course Details tab of the Settings […]

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How do I copy a Canvas course?

The following infographic provides guidance on copying the content from one course to a new or duplicate shell. Directions Log in to your Published Course shell in Canvas. Locate Import Existing Content from the menu on the right. Select your Previous Course (the course you want to copy content from). Choose to Copy Specific Content, […]