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There are two types of Course Sites used in Canvas

  • Live Course Sites will be linked with an academic or non-credit roster
  • Sandbox Course Sites will not have an attached roster

Live Course Sites

Live Course Sites are the official worksites for a particular academic course and are linked to the Rutgers Student Information Systems to automatically populate its roster. The supported systems are REGIS, BANNER, and ANCOR (non-credit professional development).

Set Up Your Live Course Site with Roster


Sandbox Course Sites

Sandbox Course Sites (often referred to as a ‘templates’) are not connected to a roster. These sites can be used for practice, testing, or archiving content. The content in these Sandbox Course Sites can easily be transferred into a Live Course Site via the Course Import Tool.

Sandbox Course Sites will not have an attached roster.

Request a Sandbox Course Site

Do you have content on another LMS?

Instructors who have previously taught on Sakai, Moodle, or Blackboard can be provided with a Sandbox Course Site to start moving their content over manually.

Another option is for the Teaching and Learning with Technology Migration Team to help do it for you. More information about their LMS migration services can be found on the Migration Page.