Moving Course Content from Blackboard to Canvas


Instructors and organization leaders in Blackboard can migrate course content to Canvas. This article explains two options to create content in Canvas.  


Blackboard and Canvas Learning Management Systems 


Content Creation Option Details

Option 1 


The most straightforward approach to adding course content in Canvas is to: 

  1. Apply the OHIO Canvas course templates which include pre-built elements and instructional language to guide course organization for instructors and create an intuitive and consistent student experiences.  

  2. Upload Blackboard Original tests, surveys, pools and rubrics to Canvas   

  3. Upload files to Canvas from Blackboard, OneDrive, or your device  

Option 2 

Another option for adding Blackboard content to Canvas is Importing full course content to Canvas from Blackboard and reorganizing the content in Canvas.  

This method involves creating an export file (.zip) that contains all the components of a Blackboard course and upload this file to Canvas. Your Blackboard course content will be added to your Canvas course shell.  

However, there is no one-to-one correlation between Canvas and Blackboard for the content that is uploaded. Each component will be added to Canvas as an individual page resulting in considerable time devoted to reorganizing your content in Canvas. 

Outcome: You can now select the appropriate option for adding content to a Canvas course.

Get Help from Canvas

  • Live chat with Canvas support (Faculty) 
  • Get 24-hours/7-days a week Canvas support  
    • Dial the Canvas Support Hotline number located under "Get Help" in the Canvas Global Navigation Menu 
    • Contact OIT at 740-593-1222 for questions related to logging in, test courses/manually created courses, or third-party tools (Panopto, VoiceThread, Inclusive Access, etc.) 

Get Help from OIT

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Canvas is an online Learning Management System designed to facilitate communication and the sharing of course content between instructors, teaching assistants, students, and guests.