Canvas' Course Import Tool makes it easy to extract course content, assignments, and quizzes from previous terms and quickly import them into existing courses. The same tool is used to import course materials from different Learning Management Systems. Some limitations apply to course imports.
Note: Importing courses and course files count against course file quotas. However, copying existing Canvas courses and course files reference the original Canvas course file quota and do not count against course file quotas. Learn about copying Canvas courses and course items.
Accessed from the Course Settings sidebar, use the Course Import Tool to:
Canvas now offers a feature that allows you to copy a course item directly to another course you teach, without going through the course import process!
The feature is called "Copy to" and appears in the 3-dot context menu of announcements, assignments, discussions, module items, entire modules, and quizzes.
When you plan to copy module content like embedded files and external URLs, you will need to copy the entire module that contains them.
The "Copy to" feature works in the same way for each item: view below the reproduced Canvas guides page on copying a Module: