D2L - Copy Content Between Courses

Last Updated: 09/19/2018
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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.  

Step 1

Log into the course you wish to copy content into, and click the Edit Course link on the navigation bar.

Step 2

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

Step 3

Select Copy Components from Another Org Unit.

Step 4

Click the Search for Offering button.

Step 5

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

Step 6

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 7

A list of components will appear once you choose a course to copy from. Choose individual components to copy, verify that the Include Associated Files box is checked, then click Continue.

Step 8

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

Step 9

The materials 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 Navbar tutorial to learn more.