Import a Blackboard Course

Importing a course into Canvas can be a quick, convenient method for getting content you've already created in Blackboard into Canvas. When the import process works correctly, calendar content, syllabus content, and assignment content from Blackboard migrates to the appropriate area in Canvas. However, this process does not work for everyone every time. Blackboard and Canvas are different learning management systems (LMS). The point of this guide is to offer you, the instructor, the best methods and workarounds possible.

Rather than directly importing a whole course, instructors should take the time to rebuild their past courses. To do so, follow the processes in the Best Practices section. If you still want to use the Canvas Course Import Tool to import a course after reviewing best practices, check out What to Expect to prepare yourself for how the courses will appear and function upon import.

Last modified: January 9, 2014