Is there a way to import a shell that says the file is too large?
Hello there, Richard White Welcome to the Canvas Community. Thank you for posting your message here this morning. If you take a look at your course "Settings" screen, you'll see that you probably have a "File Storage" limit of about 500 MB. (Check out the section called "View File Storage" around the middle part of this Guide: How do I set details for a course?) Per that Guide, you may be able to talk with your school's local Canvas admin to see if he/she would be willing to increase that number for you so that you could try importing the content from your previous course again. If that solution works, please come back to this thread to post an update for us in case Community members need to help do some more troubleshooting with you...thanks!
Richard, welcome the Canvas Community! If by shell you mean an entire course, then the only way I can think of is to request the size of your course get increased. You should be able to request this from the Canvas Admin at your school.
If you happen to have access to the course the file was created from you could also try removing some of the larger files - probably video, audio, or image files - to decrease the size of the course. Something else to consider is that if you have access to the original course in your instance of Canvas you can technically copy the course into your new course without using a file - How do I copy content from another Canvas course using the Course Import tool?
Hope this helps!
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