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Copy Assignment In Canvas

You can duplicate an assignment in your course. When an assignment is duplicated, the word Copy is added to the end of the assignment name.

Duplicating an assignment defaults the copied assignment to an unpublished status. All items in the assignment are duplicated including the name, description, point value, and options, except for the following situations:

  • Copied peer review assignments retain the peer review setting and Assign Review date, but the number of reviews per user will be set to zero.
  • Copied assignments are always assigned to everyone in the course; differentiated assignments are not retained for individual users, groups, or sections.
    • If a differentiated assignment includes an Everyone Else date, the copied assignment retains the Everyone Else due date, if any.
    • If a differentiated assignment does not include an Everyone Else date, the copied assignment does not include a due date.
  • Copied external tool (LTI) assignments may need to be reconfigured.

Note: Assignments currently cannot be duplicated for quizzes.

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Duplicate Assignment


Locate the assignment you want to duplicate and click the Options icon [1]. Click the Duplicate link [2].

View Duplicate


View the assignment duplicate in your course.

Note: If applicable to your course, the Assignments page displays any Blueprint Course or Sync to SIS icons after the page is refreshed.

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Import content from another Canvas course when you want to use or repurpose previously created content including course settings, syllabus, assignments, modules, files, pages, and discussions. You can also import and adjust events and due dates.

PLEASE NOTE: If you choose to import ALL content, then all content including Announcements, Discussion topics and assignments will be imported and visible to students (if they existed and were visible in the old course).  TLC strongly suggests importing ONLY the pages, files, etc that you need in your new course by clicking the “Select Specific Content” option.   To be safe, you should import into an unpublished course, then view the materials before you re-publish. 

Please contact TLC if you have any questions about importing.

Note: Draft State settings are retained in course imports. If an assignment is unpublished in a course, the assignment will also be unpublished in the content import.

1. Open Current Course

Navigate to the new course in which you want to import content to.