Blackboard Course Copy
In order to copy course content in
Blackboard, an instructor must be assigned to both the source course and the destination course. If the instructor is not assigned to both course, the Export/Import procedure must be used.
To Copy a course, follow this step-by-step procedure:
- Open the course which has the content you want to copy.
- Turn Edit Mode - On.
- On the Control Panel, open Packages and Utilities.
- Click Course Copy.
- There are four sections on the Copy Course page.
- Copy Course Materials into an Existing Course should be selected in section 1.
Tip: If you are having trouble finding the most recently created course shell when searching for the destination course, click the Created column header, and the courses will be sorted by date created.
- Click the Browse button in section 2.
- A new screen, Courses, will appear.
- To select the destination course, click the radio button next to the appropriate Course ID.
- Once you have selected a destination course, click the Submit button.
- The Course ID should now appear in the Destination Course ID text box.
Next, to Select Course Materials, click the Select All button. Checkmarks will appear in most of the boxes. In most cases, you should leave the checked boxes as is. (In other words, leave the "unchecked" boxes unchecked.) However, if there is a section you are sure you do not want, you may uncheck that box. However, please understand that content sections which include graded items (e.g., assignments or tests) are connected to Grade Center Columns and Settings. If you do not copy the Grade Center, these graded items will not be copied.
- OPTIONAL. In section 3, you can click the Calculate Size button to see the size of the original course. It is recommended that you do not copy more than 250 MB. You may choose to exclude files using the Manage Package Contents button.
- In Section 4, click Submit to start the copy process.
- You will see a green Success notice at the top of the next screen.
- Once you have received the email mentioned above, enter the destination course and check that the course was copied successfully. Look for and correct any duplicate course menu items.
- Delete Old Discussion Posts found in the course.
- When your course is ready for students, be sure to Make Your Course Available (Blackboard - 1.5 minute video).