Canvas course shells are created for all timetabled courses each semester, or other teaching term. Before the start of each semester you will need to either import content from an existing course into the new shell, or create content from scratch in the new course shell.

Import content

To import content use one of the following methods:

  1. From Settings select Export a course package and then import that export package into the new shell using the Import course content option
  2. From Settings select Import course content, then Copy a Canvas course.  You can either import all course content or just select the material you wish to import.

Starting from scratch?

If you are starting a course from scratch and don’t yet have access to the new course, you can create a new course draft.

  • From your Dashboard select Start a new course.
  • Create your draft content and import that into the course shell using methods 1) or 2) indicated above.