D2L - Copy Content Between Courses

Last Updated: 07/02/2015
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Overview

Desire2Learn allows for instructors to copy content between courses, including, but not limited to Quizzes, Dropbox folders, and Widgets. This is a very useful tool for instructors who offer similar courses simultaneously or during separate semesters. The following documentation demonstrates the process of copying course components/content from one course to another.

This tutorial is operating system independent.

Step 1

Log into the course you wish to copy content into.

Step 2

Click the Edit Course link on the navigation bar.

Step 3

The Course Administration page is displayed. Under the Site Resources section heading, click the Import/Export/Copy Components option.

Step 4

Choose Copy Components from Another Org Unit.

Step 5

Click the Search for Offering button.

Step 6

In the Search For: text field, enter the course you wish to copy, click the search button, then click the radio button next to the Offering Code.

Step 7

Click the Add Selected button.

Step 8

Choose either Copy All Components or Select Components.

*Note: The remaining steps will explain the process of Selecting Components. If you choose Copy All Components, the materials will begin copying to your course.

Step 9

A list of components will appear once you choose a course to copy from. Choose individual components to copy, then click Continue.

Copy Course Files

When copying individual course components, be sure to also copy any associated files, which will be in Course Files. For example, if you would like to copy a quiz that has images, you need to copy both the quiz and the images associated with the quiz.

Step 10

Review and confirm the items to be copied. If correct, choose Finish. If you need to make changes, choose the Go Back button.

Step 11

The matierials will begin copying. If all materials are moves successfully, there will be a green check mark to the left of all chosen materials.

*Note: If you copied over custom homepages or Navbars from your old course, your new course will have the same active homepage/Navbar from your old course. These settings can be changed by going to Edit Course then clicking either Homepages or Navigation & Themes. Check out the Homepage and Navbar tutorials to learn more.

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