I have spent a lot of time creating a HOME page in a Canvas Sandbox. I would like to copy it to another course, as is. Is that possible and if so, how would I do that?
The title of your post mentioned being able to "locate" the page, so if you have trouble finding the home page (and clicking the Home button doesn't work), then go to the Pages navigation menu and find it there.
Since you said you want to copy it "as is", the quickest way is to click Edit on the page, click on the HTML Editor link, select and copy the code, then switch to the new page, edit it, switch to the HTML Editor view, and paste the code, then save the new page.
I do need to issue a warning, though. If there are links to items (assignments, discussions, quizzes, content pages, files, etc.) within your Canvas course, then that page contains internal links and just copying it will break all of those links. You'll have to relink them in the new course.
There is a way to copy content from one course to another and it will update the internal links if you're also copying the content: How do I select specific content as part of a course import? A lot of information about this available in the Course Import Tool of the Canvas Instructor's Guide.
But if you are just copying a single page, especially one without links to Canvas, then the method explained above is the quickest way.
Hi Millicent. The two ways that James describes are probably the best way to copy a page from one class to another. I thought that I would add that there is one other way of copying a homepage for use in multiple classes that I am aware of; through uploading it to the Canvas Commons. There are a few situations in which the Commons could be a good choice.
First, while you need to fill out some information in order to upload content to the Commons, you can then select multiple courses at a time to download the content to. So if you have a small number of courses or perhaps one as it sounds like may be the case, copying as James described is easier but if you have many courses you want the homepage copied to (or envision needing to do the the same thing term after term), it may make sense to load it to the Commons. Second, if there are any other instructors who may want to use your homepage as a template, uploading it to the Commons will provide a way for them to download the content as well. The Commons allows content to be shared publicly with everyone or to those at your institution. Here are a few links to information on Commons in case you would like to investigate further.
What is Canvas Commons?
How do I share a resource to Commons?
How do I import and view a Commons resource in Canvas?
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