Create Sandbox Template Courses in Canvas

This document can show instructors how to create a sandbox course in Canvas. A Canvas sandbox course, previously known as a "master" course, is a place for instructors to create, test, and develop course content outside of an active instructional course.

1. Navigate to the UWGB Canvas page:
2. Click on Canvas Login
3. Choose your institution (UW-Green Bay)
4. Sign in using your UWGB username and password
5. Click on the Help button in the Global Navigation bar
6. Click the link called "Create a Sandbox Course"

screenshot of create a sandbox course option in the Canvas help menu

7. If you do not have this link, try navigating your browser to before repeating steps 5-6. If you still do not see the "Create a Sandbox Course" link, please email DLE@UWGB.EDU
8. Fill out the form to create a sandbox course

    • Enter a Course Name
    • Enter the same thing for Course Code, or a shorter version
    • Choose a Department
    • Click Create Course
      screenshot of sandbox course creation tool menu
9. To access the sandbox course you just created, click on the link that says "Let's Go!"

screenshot of sandbox course creation tool with let's go button

10. To create another sandbox course, repeat step 8
11. Your sandbox template courses will be available either via your Canvas Dashboard or within the Courses --> All Courses list.