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How do I duplicate a module item?

How do I duplicate a module item?

You can duplicate assignments, graded discussions, and pages within a module. When a module item is copied, the word Copy is added to the end of the item name.

Duplicating a module item defaults the copied item to an unpublished status. Assignment duplication, page duplication, and discussion duplication are currently supported in modules. Please note the exceptions associated with each item type.

Items duplicated in the Modules page follow the same behavior as a new item created in a module. The item displays in the Modules page but is also visible in the item's respective index page.


  • External links, quizzes, headers, and files cannot be duplicated individually. However, they can be duplicated as part of duplicating an entire module.
  • Quizzes created using the classic Canvas quiz tool cannot be duplicated.

Open Modules

Open Modules

in Course Navigation, click the Modules link.

Duplicate Module Item

Locate the module item you want to duplicate and click the Options icon [1]. Click the Duplicate link [2].

Note: If a module item cannot be duplicated, the Duplicate link will not display in the options menu.

View Duplicate

View Duplicate

View the duplicate module item in your course.

Note: If applicable to your course, the Modules page displays any Blueprint Course or Sync to SIS icons after the page is refreshed.

These comments are posted to the global Canvas Community,

NOT your Canvas course.

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