Prep your canvas course


We’re excited to let you know that your Canvas courses will soon be visible and ready for action. Canvas is designed to simplify your teaching journey and provide you with a user-friendly platform to engage with your students, organize course materials, and foster a dynamic learning environment.

Course Template

To assist you in creating an engaging and effective online learning space, we’ve prepared comprehensive resources for the course template. These resources include step-by-step guides, video tutorials, and best practices for setting up your Canvas courses. Whether you’re a seasoned Canvas user or a first-timer, these tools will ensure that you’re making the most of Canvas’s features.

Import Previous Content

We understand the value of your time, which is why Canvas allows you to seamlessly import content from your previous courses.  Whether it’s assignments, quizzes, or discussions, the process is intuitive and streamlined. This means you can build upon the successful elements of your previous courses while introducing new and exciting content. Courses from last school year can be found at at the bottom of the page under “Past Enrollments.” If you need help locating courses from previous school years, check this blog post. Once you have located your previous content, you are ready to import it into your new courses following the steps below.


1. The first step is to open Dashboard and click your new course.

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2. Click Import Existing Content

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3. Click Select One

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4. Select Copy a Canvas Course

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5. Type the name of your old course.

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6. Click your old course when it appears on the drop down.

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7. Click Select specific content

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8. Optional: Click Adjust events and due dates

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9. You have the option to attempt a bulk shift of due dates or, simply, remove the dates.

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10. Click Import

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11. Under “Current Jobs,” click Select Content

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12. Select the content you would like to include. Do NOT select “Course Settings.”

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13. Note that you can open the option to select specific pages, assignments, modules, etc.

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14. Uncheck specific items you do not want to bring over, if desired.

When all you want is selected, click Select Content

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15. Review any issues that might come up.

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16. That’s it. You’re done.

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Here’s an interactive tutorial

** Best experienced in Full Screen (click the icon in the top right corner before you begin) **—How-to-Import-Course-Content

Please submit a ticket if you have any questions.

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