Practice in Canvas

If you need a space to create content in Canvas that you don't want to share yet with students, a sandbox course may be what you need. You can use a sandbox course as a place to practice creating content or as a place to design an entire course. This can be helpful if you are getting ready to teach an entirely new course and want a space in which to create content.

Please complete this form to request an INDIVIDUAL Sandbox course

Teaching the same courses next year as this year?

If you are teaching the same courses next year as this year, there is no need to request a Sandbox course.

Simply use your existing course to add any new content you wish to use next school year.

Collaborate in Canvas

Do you want to work with others and share your Canvas resources?

The best way to do this is by setting up a Team Sandbox course in Canvas.

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

A team sandbox course is an excellent place for you and a team of teachers to create content that can be shared by every teacher in the course. Imagine dividing the work you do among members of your curriculum team!

Each team member in the course is a teacher and can create content that can then be exported back to each teacher's "real" Canvas courses.

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 team sandbox course is set up, please use the information below to learn how to import content into your own Canvas courses.

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 For example, an assignment that is unpublished in a sandbox course will be unpublished when imported into a "real" course.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.

  • Settings

Includes student navigation settings and grading scheme
  • Modules

  • Syllabus

  • Wiki Pages

Includes Homepage and About Your Teacher pages
  • Assignments

Importing all includes categories and weights
  • Quizzes

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

Importing Content from Sandbox Courses

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