Importing Materials in Canvas Courses

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First, open the course of your choice from the Dashboard. Then click on "settings" from the course navigation menu.




After you click on settings, now click on "Import Content" on the right hand side of the page.




After you click on Import Content, you will now pick the Content Type. Always click on "Copy a Canvas Course."



  • Be very careful on this next step!!! 

Make sure you only click on "SELECT SPECIFIC CONTENT"!! If you click on All Content, it will transfer everything over and we will need to manually delete everything. Unfortunately, there is no way to cancel the import once you click on import.



Now click on "Select Content" 

In this step, you will select the specific content.

After you import the Specific Content, now go to the Assignments tab from your course menu and scroll all the way down to IMPORTED ASSIGNMENTS.

Lastly, DRAG the assignment from the Imported Assignment Category to the desired Weighted Category. You can accomplish the same thing by clicking on assignment settings (the little wheel to the right) and clicking on "MOVE TO." 

Please adjust the due dates, grade points, and other settings by clicking on the assignment editing setting as well. Also, make sure that your weighted categories add to 100%.

Remember to add the assignment to the Modules by clicking on the "+" in a particular module. This is what makes the assignments visible to the students.


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