Canvas (Instructors): Create A Sandbox Course

A sandbox course is a "template" or holding area for course information. A sandbox course can be used to import a course prior to eSIS syncing with Canvas, copy a prior term Canvas course for redesign, or to update items and test features. Sandbox courses cannot have student enrollments in them. If you need a non-instructional Canvas course, please use this service request:

To create a sandbox course:

  1. In the Global Navigation tool bar to the left of the Dashboard in Canvas, select Help
  2. Choose Create a Sandbox Course

  1. Enter a Course Name
  2. Enter a Course Code
  3. Choose your Department
  4. Select Create Course

Example naming convention for Psychology 101 Sec01:

  Name Code
(New course) Psychology 101 Master Master Psyc 101-01
(Existing course) Fall18 Psychology 101 Master Fall18 Psyc 101-01

You can copy a current course or sandbox course to another course using the course import tool.


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