University of Wisconsin–Madison

Re-issue your Canvas Course

Here are a couple of guides to help you with the three-step process of reissuing your Canvas course. (Note: We recommend you combine sections before adding content to your course.)

  1. Combine multiple sections into one Canvas course. Combining the enrollments from two or more sections into one course. This is also used for cross-listed courses.
  2. Copying content from a previous instance of this course. Reissuing from a previous semester’s Canvas course to the new semester.
  3. Publish your course! Students cannot access your course until you publish it.

We recommend all WSB courses have a course orientation module, such as Module 0. If you need assistance adapting the WSB Module 0 template to your course email

Teaching and Learning Support is here to help you develop, improve, and troubleshoot your course curriculums.  As you have questions or challenges feel free to email

Check for Broken Links in your Canvas Course

Save time and headaches at the beginning of the semester by using the Canvas Link Validator.