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With Course Copy, you can copy all or part of the content from one course and move it over to another course. A copied course is no longer tied to the original and changes in the original course will not appear in the copied course.

Our best practice is to use a Master Template Course to copy to a current or future course shell, and not to copy from semester to semester. To learn more and request a Master Template Course, go to the Help Desk website.

Step-by-Step guide

Be sure to begin this first step from within the Master or old course that you would like to copy content from.

  1. On your course site, under the Control Panel, click Packages and Utilities, and then click Course Copy

  2. In the Select Copy Type section, type the Course ID (not the course name) of the course where you want to copy the materials, or select Browse to choose from a list of your courses. 

  3. Under Select Course Materials, select the items from the current course that you want to copy to the new one. The image below shows the recommended selections. (Click to view larger image.)

  4. In the Course Files section, select the third option and then click Calculate Size to determine the size of your course file package.

    Make sure that your files do not exceed the 1GB limit. If it does, see How to Clean Up Course Files before proceeding.

  5. In the Enrollments section, be sure to leave Include Enrollments in Copy unchecked. Do not select this option. 

    Copying enrollments does not copy grades or other user records, but you do not want to enroll previous students in your new courses.

  6. When you are finished, click Submit

  7. If the copy process has been sent to the server without errors you should get a success message on the Packages and Utilities screen. This is only a queuing notification. You will be informed via your account e-mail address once the actual copying is completed. This can take some time, so do not try to copy the course more than once.

    Do not attempt another copy before receiving the e-mail confirmation!

  8. Upon receiving the e-mail notification, you should log into Blackboard and verify that your content have copied correctly.

For questions or comments, contact the Computer Services Help Desk