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Accessing the Import/Export Copy Components Tool

The Import/Export/Copy Components tool is located in the Course Administration menu. Navigate to this menu by clicking the EditCourse link on the default course navigation bar. The Import/Export/Copy Components tool is located in the Site Resources category.

 image of the edit course link

Once the content, assignments, discussions, etc. are set up, they can be copied to another course or to an empty course shell for a course in an upcoming semester.


Copying An Entire Course from a Past Semester

Copying An Entire Course from a Past Semester


  1. Enter the empty course that you wish to copy other materials into (destination course).
  2. Find the Edit Course link located to the far right side of the navigation bar.  This action will take you to the tools used to manage your course.  This link is not visible to students in your course.
  3. Select Import/Export/Copy Components from the available choices.
  4. Copy Components from Another Org Unit will be pre-selected.  Click the Search for Offering button to search for and select the course from which you will copy materials.

    Image of the Search for Offering button

  5. The list of courses to which you have instructor and / or Teaching Assistant access will appear. Select the course containing the materials, or search for the course.

    Image of the select course offering screen

  6. Click Add Selected after locating and selecting the Source Course. You may only copy content from courses in which you are enrolled as a teaching assistant or instructor.
  7. After selecting the course offering the page will refresh and the option to Copy all Components and Select Components will be active and available.

    copy components button options: copy all components and select components buttons

  8. To copy everything into the source course click Copy All Components
  9. All of the items will be selected and everything will be copied into the source course.  You will immediately see a status bar indicating that the course copy is taking place. When the copy is complete you will see a confirmation message and green circle with a white check mark.

image of the copy components confirmation screen

Copying Selected Components from a Past Semester

Copying Selected Components from a Past Semester

  1. Enter the empty course that you wish to copy other materials into (destination course).
  2. Find the Edit Course link located to the far right side of the navigation bar.  This action will take you to the tools used to manage your course.  This link is not visible to students in your course.
  3. Select Import/Export/Copy Components from the available choices.
  4. Copy Components from Another Org Unit will be pre-selected.  Click the Search for Offering button to search for and select the course from which you will copy materials.

    Image of the Search for Offering button

  5. The list of courses to which you have instructor and / or Teaching Assistant access will appear. Select the course containing the materials, or search for the course.

    Image of the select course offering screen

  6. Click Add Selected after locating and selecting the Source Course. You may only copy content from courses in which you are enrolled as a teaching assistant or instructor.
  7. After selecting the course offering the page will refresh and the option to Copy All Components and Select Components will be active and available.

    copy components button options: copy all components and select components buttons

  8. To select individual items to copy click the Select Components button.
  9. Choose the tool that you wish to copy and then select individual items to copy.  Click Next.

    image of the select components screen

  10. Select the individual item(s) that you wish to copy.  Click Next

    Image of the individual items to copy screen

  11. The Confirm Components to Copy screen will appear.  Click Next when you are sure everything looks okay.
  12. The Copy Summary page will show the progress of the copy.  Click Done when the copy has completed.

If you are copying only content, make sure you select both Content and Course Files. Your links will be broken if you select Content without selecting Course Files.

 

Image of the Content and Course Files options

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