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How do I copy a page to another course?

How do I copy a page to another course?

As an instructor, you can copy individual pages in one course directly into another 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

View All Pages

To view a list of all pages in your course, 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]. Then select the course into which you want to copy the page [2].

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.


what is the difference between copying and sending a page?  I don't understand why you would want to do one versus the other? 


in order to copy content you must be enrolled in the course you're copying it to.  You can however 'send' content to other instructors and not have to enrolled in their courses.

How do I copy a page to multiple courses?


With this option, you can only copy a page to a single course. You would need to follow the steps in this lesson for each course where you would like to send the page copy.


What if my course does not pop up in select a course.  It used to and now it doesn't give me the option even if I type it in.  What happened to  make that change?  I did back-up my course to my sand  box recently. Could that be the reason?

Hi @dlcordeiro,

That does sound strange. I know that you can only copy content to pages in which you're enrolled. Are you listed in the People page in both courses? If so and you're still not able to copy items to the course, I'd recommend reaching out to Canvas Support for further assistance. They can look at your specific Canvas instance and troubleshoot possible causes and solutions. For steps on reporting a problem, check out How do I get help with Canvas as an instructor?


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