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Part 5: How to create additional sections of your integrated Canvas course (LTI 1.3)

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Icons representing the steps for integration

LTI 1.3 allows admins or instructors to copy your course in Cloud in just a few quick steps.

Follow the steps below to create a new copy of your course.

1. Copy your course shell according to your school's policies and procedures

Click here for instructions on copying your course in Canvas

1.1. In Canvas, navigate to the course you would like to copy

Dashboard - Google Chrome

1.2. Select "Settings"

HOL Forensics 101 - Google Chrome

1.3. In the right-hand column, select "Copy this Course"

Course Details: HOL Forensics 101 - Google Chrome

1.4. Update the course name, course code, and (optional) fill in other fields

To successfully complete your course copying, Canvas needs course names to be unique. You can add a temporary suffix such as "01" that can be deleted later

Copy Course - Google Chrome

1.5. Select "Create Course"

Copy Course - Google Chrome

Canvas may take a minute a minute or two to complete this process

2. In the new copy of your course, select "Home"

HOL Forensics 101 - Google Chrome

3. Select a lesson link

Any of the lesson links will work.

Course Modules: HOL Forensics 101 - Google Chrome

4. Select "Load [lesson name] in a new window"

Getting Started - Google Chrome

This will take you to the Course Setup page in Cloud.

If you get an error instead of the Course Setup page, follow these steps:

  1. Modify the course's name in Canvas by adding a number to the end. (This can be removed once you are finished copying the course.)
  2. Click on the link again and continue to step 5 below.
  3. (Optional) Remove the number you added to the course name in step 1 here.

5. Review and edit the information displayed on the Course Setup page

These fields will be autofilled, but may take a few seconds to populate. Once they have autofilled, you can make updates as needed.

You can delete the extra digits you added to the course name now.

HOL - Authoring - Google Chrome

If this is your first copy for a new semester, make sure to double-check the Course Session Name and both Open Dates.

What do the check boxes do?
  • Enable LTI Grade Sync: (Recommended) Allows grades to transfer into your LMS automatically
  • Enable Student Final Report Download: (Not Recommended) Allows students to download PDF exports of their answers after submitting each lesson.
  • Maintain Instructor Notes: (Recommended) Preserves custom instructor notes between the original Cloud section and the new Cloud section.
  • Maintain Gradebook Weights: (Recommended) Preserves custom grade weights between the original Cloud section and the new Cloud section.

6. Select "Complete Setup"

HOL - Authoring - Google Chrome

7. Verify that you are at the Course Dashboard of your newly copied course

HOL - Instance - Google Chrome

8. Repeat these steps as needed for additional sections

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