Canvas: Copy Specific Content from one course to another course

Task: This article describes how to copy specific content from one course to another course.



If you would like to move specific content from one course to another such as Quizzes, Assignments or course files, use the Course copy option and select the specific content. These instructions require you to start in the Canvas course where you want to import content into.

See the detailed steps below.   

  1. Log into Canvas
  2. Select the course into which you would like to import content. 
  3. In the course menu on the left, select Settings.
  4. Select  Import Course Content from the right-hand menu.
  5. In the Content Type drop down menu, select the Copy a Canvas course.
  6. In the Search for a course  field, search for your course by typing the course name into the field or selecting a course from the drop-down menu.
  7. Select the option Select Specific Content.  (The option to select Specific content appears after you select the Import button.)
  8. Select the Import button.
  9. Under Current Jobs, select the Select Content. This opens a list of your course content for you to select.
  10. Select the Arrow  to expand the folder to show the content and then select the content you want to copy.
    • (For example, to see your list of quizzes, select the Arrow next to Quizzes and then check the quiz you want to copy.)
  11. Select the Select Content  button to start the copy process.
  12. A message appears letting you know when the copy process has started and another message notifying you when it is finished.
  13. Go to the Course Menu list and select the content area that you copied.  (i.e.; Quizzes, Modules, Announcements, Assignment)


Further reading:

Canvas: Direct Share or Direct Copy course content

Canvas: Course Copy Adjust Dates


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Applicable Institution(s):
Keene State College (KSC)
Plymouth State University (PSU)
University of New Hampshire (UNH)