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How do I view the status of current and prior course imports?

Current jobs in the Course Import Tool show the status of a course import. Status can help you view the progress of the import and if there is any action required on your part. An import can display up to five statuses.

Note: Canvas only process one import at a time.

Open Settings

Open Settings

In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.

Import Content into Course

Import Content into this Course button

Click the Import Content into this Course button.

View Current Jobs

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The Current Jobs menu displays the status of your import. Canvas can display several import statuses.

View Queued

View Queued

When an import is first uploaded, the status displays as queued. Canvas copies may also display as pre-processing. These statuses both mean that Canvas is preparing the file for import.

View Running

View Running

When a report is uploading, the status displays as Running. Running imports display a menu bar with the time remaining to generate the report.

View Waiting for Select

View Waiting for Select

If you chose to select specific content as part of the import process, the current job shows as Waiting for Select, which means you must select the content you want to import before it can be completed. You cannot cancel this action. Click the Select Content button.

Once you select content, the statuses will return to Queued and Running until Canvas imports the selected content.

Note: If you no longer want to select specific content and want to import all content instead, click the Select Content button and simply select all content and groups available for importing.

View Completed

View Completed

When your import is complete, the status displays as Completed [1]. View imported content by accessing any link in Course Navigation.

A Completed status shown in orange [2] indicate the import contains errors. To view the specific error(s), click the issues link [3]. Examples of error issues include an external tool that needs to be reconfigured or content that includes a broken link.

View Failed

View Failed

If an import is unsupported or otherwise cannot be imported, the status displays as Failed. To view the specific error(s), click the issues link.