At the end of every school year, should I be saving my previous year's course, or will this save automatically and be stored under past enrollment courses?
Either as a student or as a teacher, your courses are automatically saved.
If you are a student, your access to past enrollment courses is controlled by your institution.
If you are a teacher, your access to past courses may also be controlled and your school may have a policy about deleting past courses beyond a specific age.
Either role, I suggest talking to your distance learning department (these have many different names depending on your school).
Left on their own, Canvas courses are permanent, or as permanent as anything can be.
Thank you for your help. Maybe there is some lag time over the summer when previous courses are being stored and new courses being created.
Hi again, Kristine Cross
I see that you posted a similar question elsewhere, and that you are a teacher.
First, no time lag. All this is so close to instantaneous as to be unmeasurable by mere mortals. I just tested this for one of the schools I teach at and was able to copy content from a Fall 2013 course with no problems.
I would suggest contacting your Canvas Admin at your school, and request access to closed courses. Apparently the settings they chose, locks you out of concluded courses.
There is a short discussion of limitations in course copy in this guide What is the Course Import Tool?
Let us know how this works out for you.
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