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Setting Up Your Course

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Copying Content from a Past Course

The Course Import Tool makes it easy to extract course content, assignments, and quizzes from previous semesters and quickly import them into existing courses. 

IMPORTANT: When copying course content, choose “Select Specific Content”


Copying all content will include old links for Course Information, Rosters, Drop/Add, Zoom, etc. which will not be relevant to your upcoming course.  

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Edit Your Syllabus

Editing the Syllabus allows you to link files, images, other course content in your Syllabus Description by uploading them using the Content Selector.

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Syllabus Overview (Video)

Upload Files

Files can be placed in Modules, Assignments, or Pages.

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Upload Folders

You can import .zip files to Canvas through Files or Course Settings.

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Creating Modules

Modules are used to organize course content by weeks, units, or whatever organizational structure works for your course.

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Configuring Your Course Menu

You can hide and reorder links in the left navigation for your course depending on what your students need access to.

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Change Course Homepage

The Course Home Page is the first page that students see when they click the Home link in their Course Navigation.

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Using Draft State

Draft State is a new Canvas feature that allows you to post content in an unpublished state so that it is invisible to students.

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Publish Your Course

In order for enrolled students to view your course site and tools, it must be published.

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