If you have enabled a course as a course template, you can select that template in an account or sub-account. Once a template is selected, all new courses created in that account or sub-account will be populated with content from the course template. This includes courses created through the Canvas UI, SIS import, or API endpoints.
New courses created from the template are not associated with the template, and any changes to the new course must be made directly in the new course. To compare course templates to blueprint courses and Canvas Commons, view the Course Content Distribution Comparison PDF.
In order to manage course templates, an admin must have the Courses - Course Templates permission enabled. This is a granular permission that is divided into individual permissions for creating, deleting, and editing templates. For more information, view the Account Permissions PDF.
Creating a course using a template functions in essentially the same way as copying a course. Course copies may not include all content. For more details, please see the import content section in the Canvas Basics Guide.
Creating a course using a course template does not impact file quotas.
Open the account or sub-account where you want to apply the course template. In Account Navigation, click the Settings link.
Locate the Course Template settings . By default, no course template is selected at the account level.
To select a template, click the Template drop-down menu  and select the template you want to use .
View Inherited Template
If you are selecting a course template in a sub-account, the template is identified by an Inherit label . To select a unique template for a sub-account, click the name of the template .