Although the copy/paste function on computers is a useful tool, there are better approaches for copying, duplicating, and sharing content within Canvas.
A main problem with the copy/paste approach in Canvas is that it leaves too much room for error. The process would entail copying the page content in either the Rich Content Editor or the HTML editor, creating a new page, pasting the content into the page, and saving the page. Although this is not incredibly onerous, with so many steps there is room for error. It’s possible that not all of the content got copied (or too much got copied), and what if you exit the page without saving? There are quicker ways to complete this process that require fewer steps with less chance for error.
Sean Nufer works collaboratively with the Instructional Design team and faculty to ensure utilization of state-of-the-art resources in the classroom.
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