As a new Adjunct, I would like to learn how to import a course shell.
If your institution has is configured to allow, you can create a new course shell by clicking the Start a New Course button on your Dashboard page. However, many schools do not allow this and as such you might need to speak to a local administrator to get an empty course created.
As far as importing content into a course goes, here a link to several guide pages related to that https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10460#jive_content_id_Course_Import_Tool
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