Exporting and Sharing Canvas Course Content

We recommend that faculty members keep copies of materials and the gradebook from their Canvas courses on network space provided by HWS IT Services. There are many different ways to export and share course content. 

Exporting an Entire Course

  • You can export a Canvas course to give to someone in another Canvas account, to upload to another institution's account at a later date, or to create a copy as a backup on your local computer. Exports are packaged as IMSCC ZIP files, which can only be opened by programs that support Common Cartridge files. You can also change the extension from .imscc to .zip and treat it as any other ZIP file.

Exporting Quizzes

  • You can export your quizzes from a course; Note: If you have used question banks it is recommended that you export your entire course and then use a selective course import when adding the quizzes and question banks into a new course.

Exporting the Gradebook

  • You can export scores from the gradebook and download them to your computer as a CSV file. It is recommended that this is done for archival purposes and no changes be made to the exported CSV file.

Sharing with Faculty at HWS

Sharing with Faculty at and outside of HWS

  • A short, narrated screencast of you navigating your canvas site as a student is a great way to share your course design with other colleagues.
  • If you would prefer a written narrative over video you can use the snipping tool on a PC or CMD+SHIFT+4 on a Mac to take screen captures of different areas within your Canvas course to add to a narrative document.
  • You can export a Canvas course to upload to another institution's account at a later date. Exports are packaged as IMSCC ZIP files, which can only be opened by programs that support Common Cartridge files. Many learning management systems (LMS) supprot Common Cartridge files but the course material is likely to not look the same if imported into a different LMS.

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Article ID: 83995
Created
Tue 7/30/19 10:16 AM
Modified
Thu 3/11/21 1:55 PM