Share a single content item
Individual items within a course like Assignments, Pages, Quizzes, etc. can be sent directly to another instructor from inside your course. For example, see this guide on how to send an Assignment to another instructor.
Share entire course
With a limited number of instructors
If the course is a development/sandbox container, migrated course (pre Fall 2022), a future course, or a current course:
To share a whole course with a limited number of CSUSM instructors, you can add the instructors to your course with the role "View/Copy Content Only." With this role they can view your course (but not edit or see student data) and import the content into their course. Please see this help guide on adding users.
If the course is a past course taught in Canvas (Fall 2022 or later):
Past courses go into read-only mode 4 weeks after grades are due for that term. This means you can no longer add anyone to the course. In order to share that content with another faculty member you will need to either:
- Create a development/sandbox container, import the content into that container, and then add the other instructor with the "View/Copy Content Only" role.
- Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with: the exact name and number of the course and the name and CSUSM email of the faculty to give access. We will then create a development container, import in the content, and give the other faculty member access. Please let us know if you would also like access to this development container.
With a large group of instructors
If you want to share your course with a large number of instructors and/or don't wish to add anyone directly to your own course, you can share your course to the Commons. Currently you can choose to share to CSUSM users only, select groups (created by CSUSM Canvas admins), or anyone in Canvas. Sharing your course to the Commons Guide.
If you do not wish to add anyone to your course or share to the Commons, you can export your course, save the course export to your computer, and send it to the other instructor. Export a Canvas Course Guide.