Canvas Export Options


Having Canvas courses available as a backup, for offline viewing, or in formats that are accessible to other people for a variety of purposes can be very useful.

Below you’ll find various export options and reasons you might prefer one over the other.

Canvas course export

The Canvas course export will backup your content in a way that is easily imported into a new Canvas course.

This export will NOT contain student submissions or other FERPA-restricted information.

It’s always a good idea to have backups of important data. We recommend exporting your course each semester and storing it in Office 365 for archival purposes.

Directions for exporting your Canvas course can be found here.

If you’d also like to save student submissions and assessment data for archival purposes. Please consult these resources.

Canvas course ePub export

ePub is a common electronic book format. Exporting your course in this format is useful in a number of scenarios:

  • allowing the site to be seen by colleagues without the overhead of creating an additional Canvas course
  • allowing your to easily share course content with colleagues at other institutions
  • providing an offline-viewable course for students who have internet access issues

Directions for exporting your course as an ePub can be found here.


Need help?

For technical support for Canvas Export Options, search the ITS Knowledge Base or submit a help ticket here.

For pedagogical support for Canvas Export Options, schedule a consultation with a DLINQ team member.