End-of-Semester Checklist

Here are some end-of-term reminders to help faculty manage Canvas course sites and prepare for the next term.


How to Copy Course Materials from Prior to New Course Sites

  1. Once you are ready to copy course content from one site to another, you’ll first navigate to the site that you are copying content to.
  2. Click on Settings at the bottom left.
  3. Click on Import Course Content on the right.
  4. In the Content Type dropdown, select “Copy a Canvas Course.”
  5. Click in “Choose a Course.” You can type the course name, or you can sort through your courses; you’ll notice that they are separated by term.
  6. Once you’ve selected the course you’re copying content from, you can select “All Content” or “Select specific content.”
  7. Click the Import.
  8. As a note, if you chose to import “all content”, then the page will refresh and show once the content has been imported. If you chose to “select specific content”, then you will need to click a red button that will say “Select Content.” You can then choose the content to import.

How to Manage the Gradebook

The Gradebook tool calculates accurate student Course Grades only when (1) all scores for all assigned student tasks have been entered and (2) all items are added into Course Grade calculations. If students do not submit work, and you do not enter zeros for un-submitted tasks, Course Grade calculations will be inaccurate. Each Gradebook column has a down arrow icon you can click that produces a popup box. From the popup box, choose “Set Default Grade” to apply an indicated default grade to all ungraded cells in the column. Read the prompts and use this function judiciously. Displaying the Course Grade to students is optional and you can control the display in the Settings.



One-on-one help sessions can be arranged by sending an email to learn@bradley.edu. Early evening meetings are possible.