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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 at .

Step-by-Step guide

Be sure to begin this first step from within the 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, select the the type of copy you wish to complete. 

  3. In the Select Copy Options section, type the ID of the course where you want to copy the materials, or select Browse to choose from a list of your courses. 

  4. Under Select Course Materials, select the items from the current course that you want to copy to the new one. (Click to expand the thumbnail.)

  5. In the Course Files section, click Calculate Size to determine the size of your course file package.

    Make sure that your files do not exceed the limit. If you have any problems with course copy, contact the help desk.

  6. In the Enrollments section, be sure to leave Include Enrollments in Copy unchecked.

    Copying enrollments does not copy grades or other user records

  7. When you are finished, click Submit.

  8. 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.

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

  9. 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