Course Copy in Original Course View
The Course Copy feature can copy some or all of your course materials from one course to another. In Original Course View, this is a "push" operation, meaning you start in the older course and push the materials to the newer course. See the special note below for copying assessments, like Assignments, Tests, or Discussions with grading enabled.
To start your copy, access the course to be copied, and
- Click Course Copy located under Packages and Utilities in the Control Panel
- Browse for your Destination Course (a new window will open and you will be presented with a list of available courses)
- Select Course Materials to be copied
- Click Submit
Note: You will receive a confirmation email alerting you that the course copy process has been completed
When copying assessments, like Assignments, graded Discussion Boards, or Tests, be sure to copy the Content Area with the assessment as well as the Grade Center Columns and Settings. For Tests, you need to copy the Content Area, the Grade Center Columns and Settings, and Tests, Surveys, and Pools. If you do not copy all of the required settings, the assessments will not copy to the new course.
Copy Materials in Ultra Course View
When copying content into a course in the Ultra Course View, you are actually pulling content into a new course (as opposed to pushing it from an old course). You can copy from a course using the Original Course View, the Ultra Course View, and even within the same course.
Copy Content Into an Ultra Course
- In the new course, click the plus sign (+) where you want the content to be added or click the three dots (...) at the top right of the course content
- Click Copy Content from the menu
- Identify the item(s) you want to copy in the side panel
Copy Content from an Original Course to an Ultra Course
If you are copying content from a course in Original Course View into a course in the Ultra Course View, follow the same procedure for copying content into an Ultra Course. You can copy a single item (like a Test or Assignment) or folders that contain multiple items. Blackboard will convert the content during the copy process.
Note that we do not recommend copying an entire course. While it is possible to do so, your folder structure may be compromised if you have more than 1 level of folder in your Original Course. The Ultra Course View only allows for 2 levels of folders, which includes the Content Areas on your course menu in the Original Course View. This also does not give you the opportunity to redesign your course structure and navigation to take advantage of the more modern interface in the Ultra Course View. Instead of using copying an entire course from the Original Course View, we recommend building a new structure in the Ultra Course View and copying select items that would be time consuming to rebuild, such as Tests.