How do I import content from Bb Vista/CE, WebCT 6+ into Canvas?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.

You can import prior content from Blackboard Vista/CE and WebCT 6+ exports into Canvas.

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.

Select Content Type

Import Content from Blackboard

In the Content Type drop-down menu, select the Blackboard Vista/CE, WebCT 6+ Course option.

Select Institution

Select Institution

In the School drop-down menu, select the institution you will be migrating content from.

Enter Login Credentials

Enter Login Credentials

Enter your institution login credentials in the User Login text field [1] and your password in the password text field [2]. This information will not be saved and will only be used to open the contents of your Blackboard course. Select the Get Courses button [3].

Select Course

Select Course

Canvas will list all the courses you are enrolled in. You will need to select the course you wish to move content from by clicking the radio button next to the course title.

Select Migration Content

Select Course

To import all content from the course, select the All Content radio button [1].

If you want to select specific content, click the Select specific content radio button [2].

Note: If you select the specific content option, you are required to select the content you want to import; this action cannot be cancelled.

Adjust Events and Due Dates

Select Course

If you want to adjust the due dates associated with the course events and assignments, click the Adjust events and due dates checkbox.

Import Course

Import Course

Click the Import button.

View Current Jobs

The Current Jobs section displays the status of your import. Running reports display a menu bar with the time remaining to complete the import [1].

If you chose to select specific content in your course, the current job will show as Waiting for Select [2], which means you must select the content you want to import.

The import may also display other status indicators as part of the import process. Learn more about course import statuses.

View the content from any completed imports by accessing any link in Course Navigation.