How do I copy a page to another course?

As an instructor, you can copy individual pages in one course directly into any active course in which you are enrolled. You can also send pages to other instructors at your institution. When you copy a page, any assets within that page (images, files, etc.) will be included in your page copy.


  • To share course content, you must have the Course Content - add / edit / delete permission enabled .
  • Shared content does not count against course or user quotas.
  • If you copy the same page to the same course more than once, the page you previously copied will be overwritten with the newly copied page.

Open Pages

Open Pages

In Course Navigation, click the Pages link.

View All Pages

Pages is designed to open to the front page for the course, if there is a front page selected. To select a page from the Pages Index, click the View All Pages button.

Open Page Options

Locate the page you wish to copy, then click the page Options icon [1]. Select the Copy To... option [2].

Select Course

Select Course

Enter the name of a course or course code in the Select a Course field [1].

Search results are sorted by term, with the default term first, followed by most recent term start date. Results for each term are sorted alphabetically and display the course name [2], course code [3], and term name [4].

Select the course into which you want to copy the page [5].

Note: The Select a Course drop-down menu only displays courses in which you have an active or future enrollment. Pages cannot be copied to a concluded course.

View Copy To Content Warning Message

View Copy To Content Warning Message

When copying content, a message displays explaining that importing the same course content more than once overwrites any existing content in the course.

Select Location

Select Location

If you wish, you can copy the page into a specific module and location within a course.

Click or type a module name in the Select a Module field [1]. Then select the module for the copied page.

To select a location within the module, click the Place drop-down menu [2]. You can select to copy the page to the top of the module, before or after a specific module item, or at the bottom of a module.  

Copy Page

Copy Quiz

Click the Copy button.

View Copy Notification

View Copy Notification

Canvas displays a notification when a page copies successfully [1].

When finished, click the Close icon [2] or the Close button [3].

View Copied Page

Copied pages display on the Pages Index Page for the course into which it copied.