The Copy Components utility lets you copy quizzes, content, grade items, discussion forums, dropbox folders, and nearly every other type of component from another course offering or a course offering’s parent template. Copying components saves you from having to recreate your course’s resources from scratch and can significantly reduce the amount of work required to create or re-offer a course.
To copy components between course offerings, you must be enrolled in both offerings (If you want to copy components from a peer’s course offering, ask that user to enroll you). No special enrollment is required to copy components into a course offering from its parent course.
The only component that might be overwritten is Course Files. A course file is overwritten if one of the files being copied has the same name as an existing file.
No other components are overwritten. Let’s say you have three checklists in your current course offering and copy two checklists from another offering: you will now have a total of five checkilsts in the current offering. This is true even if the components are identical. If you are copying components from the same source multiple times, be careful not to copy the same items more than once, or you will create duplicates.
User data is not copied. For example, if you copy the discussion component, only the forums and topics are copied, not the messages posted to topics. Similarly, if you copy dropboxes, assignments submitted to dropbox folders are not copied; if you copy quizzes, user attempts are not copied, etc.
If you are copying linked or associated components, you must copy all of the related components at the same time. For example, if a discussion topic has release conditions based on the results of a quiz, you must copy all three components—discussions, quizzes, and release conditions—at the same time. As long as the associated components are copied together, links between them are retained.
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