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How do I use Direct Share to copy an assignment to another course?

As an instructor, you can use Direct Share to copy individual assignments in one course directly into another course in which you are enrolled. Direct Share also allows you to send assignments to other instructors at your institution. When you copy an assignment, any assets within that assignment (images, files, etc.) will be included in your assignment copy.

Notes:  

  • Direct Share requires the Direct Share feature option, which can be enabled for an entire account.
  • To share course content, you must have the Course Content - add / edit / delete permission enabled.
  • Shared content does not count against course or user quotas.
  • If you copy the same assignment to the same course more than once, Direct Share will overwrite the assignment you previously copied with the newly copied assignment.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Open Assignment Options

Open Assignment Options

Locate the assignment you wish to copy, then click the assignment Options icon [1]. Select the Copy To... option [2].

Select Course

Select Course

Enter the name of a course or course code in the Select a Course field [1]. Then select the course into which you want to copy the assignment [2].

Select Location

Select Location

If you wish, you can copy the assignment into a specific module and location within a course.

Click or type a module name in the Select a Module field [1]. Then select the module for the copied assignment.

To select a location within the module, click the Place drop-down menu [2]. You can select to copy the assignment to the top of the module, before or after a specific module item, or at the bottom of a module.  

Copy Assignment

Copy Assignment

Click the Copy button.

View Copy Notification

View Copy Notification

Canvas displays a notification when an assignment copies successfully [1].

When finished, click the Close icon [2] or the Close button [3].

View Copied Assignment

View Copied Assignment

Copied assignments display on the Assignments Index Page in the Imported Assignments group for the course into which it copied.