Transferring Content for the Next Semester

Import Content from Another Canvas Course

Canvas makes it easy to transfer content from one semester to the next. Here are some steps to ensure everything is ready to go in your new course:

  1. Log into Canvas and click on the Dashboard to locate the new course in the list of Unpublished Courses.
  2. If you are using Atomic Assessments, enable the Atomic Assessments tool external link icon in the new course before importing course content.
  3. In the new course, import content from the previous course external link icon . (As part of this process be sure to use the "Adjust events and due dates option external link icon ")
  4. Use the Multi Tool Due Date Modifier to view and edit all course dates on a single page.
    1. Click on the course Settings.
    2. On the Navigation tab, move Multi Tool from the list of hidden items at the bottom section. Then, be sure to click the Save button.
    3. Click on the Multi Tool that now appears in the course navigation menu.
    4. On the Multi Tool main page, click Due Date Modifier.
    5. On the Due Date Modifier page, add or change dates by typing a new date or selecting the date from the pop-up calendar.
    6. Click the Update button.
      For more details see the CidiLabs User Guide about the Due Date Modifier external link icon
  5. If you have the modules listed on your home page, as in the example below you will want to
      1. Update date references in the module titles external link icon
      2. Update active dates for modules to display external link icon
    list of module dates

Update Syllabus

Update any references to the previous year / semester

Update Due Dates

To modify a date, follow these steps:

  1. On the course navigation menu, click Multi Tool.
  2. On the Multi Tool main page, click Due Date Modifier.
  3. On the Due Date Modifier page, add or change dates by typing a new date or selecting the date from the pop-up calendar.
  4. Click the Update button.

update dates grid

Source: https://cidilabs.instructure.com/courses/102/pages/due-date-modifier?module_item_id=3388 external link icon

Review Content for Accuracy

Check the course for any instructions, assignments, files, etc. that may need updated or edited.

Check for Broken Links

Validate Links in Content external link icon and repair any broken links.