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
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.
When copying between two courses that are both in Ultra Course View, you are actually pulling content into a new course (as opposed to pushing it from an old course).
If you are copying content from a course in Original Course View into a course in the Ultra Course View, follow the procedure for Course Copy in the Original Course View and push the content to the course in Ultra Course View. Blackboard will convert the content during the copy process.
Yes, but not through the "Course Copy" option. To copy individual folders or files:
Yes, but you must be listed as a Faculty Member in both the Source and Destination courses.
Most course cartridge content is intentionally copy-protected so you cannot copy it. Unless the cartridge manufacturer has specifically told you that you should be able to copy it from one course to another, you will need to get another cartridge import key and use that to import to the actual course before any other changes are made to the actual course. Once the cartridge has imported into the actual course you can add other content and make other changes.
You can copy tests between courses if you use Course Copy, and you copy Tests, Surveys and Pools, the Content Area the test is deployed in, and the Grade Center Columns and Settings.
Note: It is imporant that all three of the options be selected during the Course Copy process.
Another option is to export the test from the course you created it in and then import the test into the second course. The test must then be redeployed in the second course.
To export a test, go to the Control Panel > Course Tools > Tests, Surveys, and Pools > Tests. Then click the action link (the round down arrow) next to the test you created. From the menu, select Export to Local Computer. Save the exported file to your computer. It will be a .zip file. Do not make any changes to the zip file.
In the second course, follow the same path to navigate to the Test manager. Click the Import Test button and find the file on your computer. Once the test has been Imported, you can deploy the test and set the options.
IMPORTANT - If you want the quizzes to also be deployed automatically (ie: available to students) in your new course, when performing the copy, you also need to copy whatever Content Areas that the deployed quizzes reside in as well as the Grade Center Columns and Settings to ensure that the quizzes are deployed in the desired Content Areas in your new course. Otherwise, if you just copy the "Tests, Surveys, and Pools" you'll simply need to re-deploy each quiz to the desired Content Area after you make whatever modifications you need.
Yes. Adaptive release criteria general to the course content can be copied to another course. Criteria that are specific to the enrollment of a particular section will not be captured if the enrollments are not copied with the content. User-specific adaptive release rules must be re-established in the destination course after being copied.
Because Assignments are tied to the Grade Center, in order for Assignments to successfully copy it is necessary to select both the Content Area the assignment is in and Grade Center Columns and Settings when performing a Course Copy.
Blackboard Collaborate sessions/recordings do not get copied over during a Course Copy. Instead, the instructor must navigate to the old Blackboard course where the original recordings are located.