What Kind Of Data Can I Back Up?


There are two types of data in your Canvas course that you can back up: Content Data or Transactional Data. 

Content Data

Content data is content that you have developed or imported into Canvas. This content includes:

  • Announcements
  • Discussion Topics + settings
  • Pages
  • Assignments + settings
  • Quizzes including question banks + settings
  • Modules
  • Files
  • LTIs
  • Course settings (term dates, advanced options, grading schemes)
  • Outcomes and Rubrics

Tranactional Data

Transactional Data refers to student contributed data such as:

  • Grades
  • Discussion Posts
  • Assignment Submissions
  • Quiz Submissions
  • Page Edits/Contributions
  • Etherpads

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