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Canvas@Illinois, Course Blueprint Info for Sub-Account Admins

This document details the creation and behavior of blueprint courses in Canvas.

Using a blueprint course to deploy common course elements to pre-defined "associated" courses within a sub-account can save learning deployment time and provide consistency across units and departments for both learners and instructors. Sub-account admins may occasionally push a "sync" to downstream courses in order to refresh the elements delivered to associated courses.

Please review this blueprint courses information within the Canvas Community:  Blueprint Courses Overview - Instructure Community ( 

Considerations and behavior

  • requires manual association with child courses
  • requires a manual sync to refresh associated courses
  • any unlocked elements can be changed by an instructor
  • a synch will not override any unlocked objects that have been changed in associated courses
  • LTI's that are passed from a blueprint course may not behave correctly in an associated course
  • cannot have more than 1 blueprint associated with a child course
  • if an associated course is used as a course content source, the new course will not be associated with a blueprint
  • sync results and outcomes are provided to the sub-account admin to resolve any issues or conflicts

Keywordscanvas blueprint sub-account admin   Doc ID113871
OwnerCanvas C.GroupUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
Created2021-09-23 11:23:37Updated2023-08-16 11:11:13
SitesUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
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