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In Blackboard, you have the option to copy and move content to different areas of your course, or even to another course.

Step-by-step guides

The following instructions refer to copying items using the contextual menu.

To copy a content item to the same course

  1. Make sure you have Edit mode ON.


  2. Hover your mouse over the course item you wish to copy. Click the drop-down arrow to the right of the item name. Then click Copy.


  3. On the Copy page, in the Destination Course list, make sure that you are looking at the course name where the item is currently located (we are copying to the same course).

  4. Click Browse to choose the Destination Folder from the pop-up menu. Note that these folders correspond to the content areas in your Course Menu.


  5. When you are finished, click Submit.

To copy a content item to a different course

  1. Make sure you have the Edit mode On.


  2. Hover your mouse over the item you wish to copy. Click the drop-down arrow to the right of the item name. Then click Copy.


  3. On the Copy page, in the Destination Course list, select the course you want to copy the item to.


  4. Click Browse to find a Destination Folder in the course you selected. Note that these folders correspond to the content areas in your Course Menu.


  5. When you are finished, click Submit.

Items that cannot be copied

Items that are tied to the Grade Center such as Assignments, Tests, and Surveys cannot be copied through the contextual menu. These items must be copied using the Course Copy feature.


To move a content item in the same course

  1. Make sure you have the Edit mode ON.


  2. Hover your mouse over the item you wish to move. Click the drop-down arrow to the right of the item name and then click Move.


  3. On the Move page, in the Destination Course list, make sure that you are looking at the course name where the item is currently located (we are moving within the same course).

  4. Click Browse to choose the Destination Folder from the pop-up menu.. Note that these folders correspond to the content areas in your Course Menu.


  5. When you are finished, click Submit.

To move a content item to a different course

If you want copies of an item in both courses, you will want to use the Copy feature, not the Move feature.

  1. Make sure you have the Edit mode ON.


  2. Hover your mouse over the item you wish to move. Click the drop-down arrow to the right of the item name and then click Move.


  3. On the Move page, in the Destination Course list, select the course you want to copy the item to.


  4. Click Browse to find a Destination Folder. Note that these folders correspond to the content areas in your Course Menu.


  5. When you are finished, click Submit.



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