If you want to share your course either in its entirety or parts (such as rubrics only) with your colleague, you will have to perform a bit of “import and export.”  Here is how to do this if you, say, Dr. A, want to share your course with Dr. B.

Step 1: Export the course
Dr. A exports source course.  Go to course “settings,” find “export course content” and click on it.  Choose “course” to export, and you will then see a progress bar showing the course exporting is in progress.  When it is done, click on “new export,” download it.  Leave it as it is, do not unzip it.  It should be a “imscc” file.

Step 2: Share the file

Dr. A now has the course file on the computer, share it with your colleague via Email, Google Drive or Thumb Drive. Dr. B accepts the file, but again, do not try to unzip it.

Step 3: Import the file

Dr. B now has the course package, he or she will have to import it. He or she should first request a course in MyACU to be able to have a place to import into.  For instructions on requesting a course, check here.

Then follow these substeps:

  • Log in to acu.edu/canvas with your ACU user name and password;
  • Go to your course (contact us if you need a shell);
  • Go to “settings” Settings button
  • Choose “Import Content into this Course”

Import content

  • The next few steps take place on the same page (see screenshot below). You will need to:
    1) Choose “Canvas Course Export Package.”
    2) Click on “Choose File” and choose the file you just exported.
    3) Click on “All content”(or “Select specific content” if you only want a few items from the course).
    4) Click on “Adjust events and due dates” which will bring forward another window to ask if you will “Shift dates” or “Remove dates.” Choosing “Shift dates” will require that you set a new beginning date and a new ending date.
    5) Click on “Import”.
    This screen shows what shows up when users import course package
  • You will then see that the import is being processed.  Wait till it is done.Import running
  • You will see the Complete buttonbutton when the job has been completed.

The final step is to go through your course page by page and make adjustments as needed. You may also unpublish/publish course from the course home page based on what you need.

You can also ask the Adams Center to help you with this, but we need your permission to share course content between professors, as well as the URLs (web addresses) of both courses.

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