what happens when I reset course content in the settings area?
Hi Yolanda and welcome to the Canvas Community!
Check out this Canvas Guide for info on what happens when you reset a course: How do I reset course content?
Resetting does give your course a new course ID and the only thing I am unsure about is how that plays with your student information systems syncing correctly.
Yolanda, greetings and welcome to the Canvas Community! In addition to the information Randy provided, I wanted to add that resetting course content really does completely 100% wipe out all Course content. Everything, all content, all submissions, everything, will be gone and in many cases you can't get it back - or at least not without a frantic 911 call to Canvas Support. The only thing that will be there are the students (if there are students in the class).
Hope this helps!
From my experience, resetting course content will take out all assignments, files, pages, modules, discussions, etc. from your course. It will also (at least at my school) remove it from your Dashboard. To find it, you'll have to go to Courses > All Courses and star it again.
I concur with Randy's answer above, it will reset the Canvas course ID and change the URL for the course. But it won't change your SIS ID so you should be ok there.
Hi Yolanda Williams
If you are wanting to reset a section shell, I would strongly suggest that you check with your Canvas admin before hitting "Reset Course".
We do not let faculty use this feature for two reasons:
As Randy Orwin pointed out, this could have some serious repercussions. We employ an SIS/Canvas integration that creates the section shells and enrollments for each term. That integration will look, and if it doesn't recognize that the a required section shell is there, it will create it. This means that while you think your students will be enrolled in the shell you are working in, they will actually end up in a new section shell. This could be challenging for your students, and require more work for you.
Also, if you are midterm, you would be deleting any student submissions and their subsequent grades.
There are many different tools and routes used by schools to create shells and enrollments, and they may all work a bit differently, so check with your admin.
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