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How do I copy a module item to another course?

As an instructor, you can copy a module item in a course directly into another course in which you are enrolled. You can also send a module item to other instructors at your institution as well as copy an entire course module into another course. When you copy a module item, any assets within that module item (images, files, etc.) will be included in your module item copy.

Notes:  

  • 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 module item to the same course more than once, the module item you previously copied will be overwritten with the newly copied module item and duplicated.

Open Modules

Open Modules

In Course Navigation, click the Modules link.

Open Module Item Options

Open Module Item Options

Locate the module item you wish to copy and click the Options icon [1]. Select the Copy To... option [2].

Select Course

Select Course

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

Select Location

Select Location

You can copy the module item 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 module item.

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

Copy Module Item

Copy Module Item

Click the Copy button.

View Copy Notification

View Copy Notification

Canvas displays a notification when the module item copies successfully [1].

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

View Copied Module Item

View Copied Module Item

The copied module item displays on the Modules Index Page for the course into which it copied.