Before you start building out your content in Canvas, you may wish to apply a template to your course. A template is a Canvas course that you can copy and import into other courses. Templates can consist of any combination of settings, instructional content, and branding elements. There are several different ways to create, distribute, and apply templates in Canvas. The "Apply a Course Template" tool provides access to templates designed for use university-wide as well as those for specific campuses, schools, and departments.