Once I import a course, can I keep the new course in sync with the old one?
If I change a word in the instructions for course A, is there any way to have the same instructions change in course B?
Hi Phillip Senn Welcometo the Canvas Community. Not really; under your current setup, about the best you can do is a partial import from Course A into Course B. The procedure is outlined here: How do I select specific content as part of a course import? This process can not only be fraught with potential peril (like accidentally doing an entire course import), but can get a bit tedious after awhile.
You may want to speak to some of the Canvas administrators at your institution about using a Blueprint course. Using a Blueprint course, while you will technically be in charge of three courses (the blueprint, Course A, and Course B), you create everything in your blueprint course and then "sync" it to your other courses. The whole process is described starting here and continues on the following pages. While blueprints are great for entire departments that (for example) want to push out the same content for the same class that's taught by multiple instructors, at my own institution I have two faculty members who have gone this route for pushing out content to their own courses, as well. Once you get used to it, it works quite well.
I hope this helps a bit, Phillip.
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