With Course Copy, you can copy all of the content from one course and move it over to another course. A copied course is no longer tied to the original and changes in the original course will not appear in the copied course.
Wait Out The Copy Process
Copying a course can take from a few minutes to half an hour, especially if there's a lot of content. If you switch to the destination course and don't immediately see your copied content areas, exit the course and wait ten minutes before returning. Do NOT perform the copy operation again - you may end up with duplicated content!
Step-by-Step Instructions For Copying A Course
In the course you wish to copy, locate the Control Panel on the left hand side of your screen within the Course Management section. Click on Packages and Utilities. Then click on Course Copy.
Within the Select Copy Type section, select Copy Course Materials into an Existing Course.
Within the Select Copy Options section, click Browse and select the existing destination course where you want to place the copied materials.
Under Select Course Materials, click the Select All button unless you are only copying select course components (not a common practice).
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If you use Discussion Forums, you may wish to use the new option to either keep the first message in each thread, or just copy the forums without any messages.
Please unselect the Announcements, even if you have announcement to reused. The tool will still be available; however, the previous announcements will not copy over. The reason we advise to do this is to prevent an issue in which old announcement copy over incorrectly.
File copy options
Within the File Attachments section there are three options now. Most faculty should use the default, Copy links and copies of the content which will take only those files which are currently linked/deployed in the course, leaving behind old unused files. However, faculty who extensively link files through HTML, use Camtasia recordings, or need to continue using old files which aren't linked should choose the third option which indicates includes entire course home folder.
When you are finished, click Submit.
Wait several minutes, and then visit the target course to view the copied materials and to evaluate whether there are any duplicate menu tools.
Wait Out The Copy Process
Copying a course can take up to 15 minutes, especially if there's a lot of content. If you switch to the destination course and don't immediately see your copied content areas, exit the course and wait ten minutes before returning. Do NOT perform the copy operation again - you may end up with duplicated content!
Changing course dates (new!)
Update all your availability and due dates across your new course with the Date Management tool.