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Course Template - Mass-Copying to Many Courses?

Hello to all,

I'm not sure if this is the right community to ask this question. Anyway, I'm trying to apply a customize course template to many courses for a total 12 schools/instances (each instance is unique). Is there a way that will allow us to use a customize template by applying it to 12 schools/instances without importing them course-by-courses (which will takes very long to complete)?

Appreciate your assistance on this!



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Hi Mike,

Thanks for the response!

The 12 school instance we have are not setup as sub-accounts in Canvas. Indeed, they are all separated individually and unique even though I can access all of them as the top-level admin but they are all treated as individual root-account. 

In this case, what would you or anyone suggest me to do?

Thank you all!





We created a master course and recorded an iMacro that places the master course into each course shell. It does take time to run, but is certainly better than manually importing content. We populate an excel spreadsheet from a provisioning report of courses and the iMacro points to that spreadsheet for the course lookup.  Let me know if you would like a copy of the iMacro.

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Community Coach,

We are giving the Canvas Admins area a little bit of love (especially questions that are really, really old) and just want to check in with you.  This will also bring this question new attention. 


Were you able to find an answer to your question? I am going to go ahead and mark this question as answered because there hasn't been any more activity in a while so I assume that you have the information that you need. If you still have a question about this or if you have information that you would like to share with the community, by all means, please do come back and leave a comment.  Also, if this question has been answered by one of the previous replies, please feel free to mark that answer as correct.



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Two words:  Blue Print.   This functionality lets you copy courses in very easy and flexible ways.  I noticed your question was asked 6 months ago and Blue Print was not really functional at that point, but it is really a life saver in many ways now.  Check it out.