When I copy the syllabus of a canvas course into a new one it brings over all the assignments and events. How can I clear them without having to click on each one individually?
Hey, Kathryn! The easiest way to clear content you do not want when copying a course is to import only the content you need from your previous course: How do I select specific content as part of a course import?
Does that help?
I will just add on to what Dallas E Hulsey stated and that's this suggestion based on working with some faculty: don't forget that your view of the Syllabus page includes assignments that you may have unpublished. Go into Student View and see if that's what your students are seeing, as well.
Also, you mention having to click on each one. While there is no way around that, it's not TOO bad to head to the Assignments page and quickly click on the green cloud icons there to unpublish what you don't want displaying, as opposed to having to edit each one individually: How do I use the Assignments Index Page? That's just my two cents to perhaps save you time while still importing assignments, though Dallas is 100% correct in what he says that simply not importing items you don't need anymore is the best way to avoid the issue altogether.
...and I've been mulling over this one, Kathryn, because I want to take a different tack from the spot-on advice given to you by Dallas E Hulsey and Ken Black. Do you just want to copy the text portion of what appears on the Syllabus page in a previous course? If so, I'd find it far easier to copy-and-paste the text from the old course into the Rich Content Editor of the syllabus page (or page of your choosing) in the new course. If you do that, just remember to use Student View to check any intra-course links that you might have brought over from the old course in that copy-paste process; while those links might work for you (as you are enrolled in both the old and new courses), they will not work for your students (who will only be enrolled in the new course).
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