Canvas - Create a Sandbox Course (formerly known as Master Course)

Faculty can create their own Sandbox / Master Course in Canvas.


The following instructions are for creating Sandbox Courses previously known as Master Courses shells. A Sandbox Course is used to develop course materials that will be used for academic courses (courses you will find in TitanWeb). If you need an empty course shell for a non-academic course, such as employee training or departmental intranets, please email the UW Oshkosh HelpDesk ( and request an empty course shell. 
Create Master Course in Canvas
  • Login to Canvas using your NetID from
  • Choose the "Help" button in your Global Navigation (bottom left of your browser window)
  • Choose the "Create a Sandbox Course" link from the help flyout menu
  • Fill out the form using the naming conventions below (we use this to help make it easy to find your course if you have a problem
    • Course Name: your course name + (MC)  
      • example: European Art (MC) 
      • example: MC_ART_100_JONES
  • Choose your department
  • Submit

Keywords:canvas faculty mastercourse master course sandbox sand box   Doc ID:83671
Owner:Brian L.Group:UW Oshkosh
Created:2018-07-13 13:58 CDTUpdated:2022-07-19 14:26 CDT
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