Best Practice for Building Courses in Canvas:
The Office of Multimodal Learning recommends that instructors develop course content within a DESIGN course shell, then import the content  from the DESIGN course into the current term course you will teach from (with extension _1146 for example).The DESIGN course will enable you to continue to make changes and edit your course materials. You can request multiple DESIGN courses.
More information on using Canvas, including 24/7 faculty support, can be found here: http://www.cwu.edu/online-learning/canvas-help-and-support-faculty 
For questions about DESIGN requests contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 
Please enter the Course ID (Example: BIOL320).
If you have an online version and a face-to-face version of the course, you can request two DESIGN courses. Please specify the course by using OL (online) or F2F (face-to-face) after the Course ID.