Sandbox Courses What & Why

Sandbox Courses are practice courses in which you are the teacher, but there are no students.  You can play around in a sandbox course without worrying that you will publish something and confuse your students.  We offer two types of sandbox courses: 

Individual Sandboxes 

Team Sandboxes

You can import and export course content between your sandbox courses and your courses with students.

Sandbox Request Forms

Individual Sandbox 

Please complete this form to request an INDIVIDUAL Sandbox course

Team Sandbox

Please complete this form to request a SHARED/TEAM Sandbox course

Add or remove team members to existing Sandbox courses

Please complete this form to request to add or remove teachers from an EXISTING sandbox course

If you or your curriculum team already has a sandbox course in Canvas and you wish to add new team members or remove existing team members, please complete the following form.  You'll need a link to the existing course and the course name handy.

Import content from Other Canvas courses

Once your sandbox course is set up, please use the information below to learn how to import content into your own Canvas courses.  For your convenience, we offer instructions in both slide and video formats.

Slides: Importing Content in Canvas

This slide tutorial outlines how to import content between canvas courses.

Canvas - how to import specific course content (no admin)

Video: Importing Content from Sandbox Courses

This video outlines how to import content, specifically from a Sandbox course into a "real" Canvas course.

Please note: 

Any settings applied to Canvas content in the course in which it is created follow that assignment when imported.  For example, an assignment that is unpublished in a sandbox course will be unpublished when imported into a "real" course.  Similarly, an assignment with a gradebook setting of "manual" grade posting will import with that same setting.

Includes student navigation settings and grading scheme
Includes Homepage and About Your Teacher pages
Importing all includes categories and weights

Image Credits

Individual Sandbox | Person by Bismillah for the Noun ProjectTeam Sandbox | Team by Abdul Latif for the Noun ProjectAdd Member | People by Danil Polshin for the Noun Project