Instructions: Angel Export / Import in Canvas
instructions are informational only. It is personally not
recommended that you import from Angel. The "clean up" could be a
laborious task (especially to the file system). It is suggested
that you manually recreate your course from scratch using your Angel
course (or whatever as a guide). Leave behind what you do not
use. Organize your file system in a meaningful way. For a
typical undergraduate (and some graduate) course, the manual effort
should take 3 - 4 hours once you get into the swing of it...and it is a
good time to refresh your course and take advantage of some of the
powerful Canvas features. The clean up after an Anel import can
take anywhere from 7 to mega hours.
This is especially true when (like in undergrad) all you are getting is
an empty shell, and you are to build your course on your own.
Here is a
simple video on how to export a course from Angel, and then import to
Canvas (Review the text instructions as well) Many (if no all) of
you have course shells for upcoming courses. Your course content
needs to be updated. The minimum requirement is for a syllabs and
an activity. The rest is up to you.
Here are some general instructions:
Part I - Performing an Export from Angel
Watch the Export instructions in the Video above. You will be creating an Angel Export (not a Common Cartridge, and Not a Backup).
Unless you know what you are doing, you
may want to Reset your Canvas course first (from settings). This will remove
all content from the course.
Depending on what you previpusly did in the shell, you do not want to double up on "stuff".
PART II - Import your course from Angel zip file (Angel Export)
NOTE: as of the 8/3/2013 Canvas release, the import menu item may look a little different. Watch the video: http://vimeo.com/71137539
Select the shell that you want to import to (be in the shell for the course when you do this).
On bottom of left menu - Select Settings
Select Import Content into this Course from menu on right
Select: Import content from a content package or from another system
Select: Choose the system you want to migrate from (drop down menu) - Select Angel zip file
Select Choose File and pick the zip file you created in Part I - Click on Import Course
Let it get started and say that it is importing course. Here is
where some issues are. You can come back. You are supposed
to get an email when done. You do not at the writing of this
document. It goes to poofpoint spam filter (last time I checked).
When you return later…..you have to come back to this point in the
menu. This time, you do not have to re-enter the Angel Zip file
again. "There is a View Migrations" link. Click on this
link. There should be the migration you did there….it will be a
long list of items from the course. They should all be
checked. You just IMPORT EVERYTHING or whatever the exact wording
is. If there is not migration there with a list of course items,
something went amiss.
Then….. Wait wiat wait….. As it imports. If there are a lot of
files, please be patient. But it has dies on me once or twice…
But it normally doesn't. You should get an email when the inmport
is done...or just wait.
If all goes well, your course come in when the migration is complete.
Good luck with restructuring the course. Good luck with the Filesystem created in the import from Angel.
It is recommended that you build your course from scratch manually
(using the access you have from your Angel Course). It is a good
time to clean up your course in Canvas..refresh it, and have an
It is very powerful to understand this process. It is even more
powerful when you do, to understand what to selectively check when
doing the import. This will take time.