If you teach the same class every year or want to use some of the same materials in multiple classes, copying components saves you time when setting up your D2L courses. You can watch the Copying Course Components video, or follow the steps below. Then, use the checklist to make sure all of your components are up to date.
- Click on your new course, or the course to which you want to add materials.
- Click Edit Course in the upper right.
- In the Site Resources section of the list, choose Import/Export/Copy Components.
- Select Copy Components from Another Org Unit.
- Click Start.
- From the Existing Offering pull-down menu, select the course that contains the components you want to copy. Wait a few seconds; a list of components available for copying from the course will appear.
- To copy all components, click the checkbox before Select All Components.
- To copy a particular component,
- Click the checkbox for it.
- To import everything for that component, select Copy all items.
Example: For the glossary, this means importing all terms in the glossary.
- To import only specific items for a component, select Select individual items to copy.
Example: For the glossary, this means choosing specific terms to import.
Note: If you are copying Content, it is necessary to copy Course Files as well so Content pages will still link to files.
- Click Continue.
- If you are selecting some items for a component, select those items » click Continue.
- Confirm the components » click Finish.
- After copying components, check that links work and copied information appears correctly.
After you have copied your components . . .
- Double-check that all desired components copied over from the previous course correctly. For example, click on your topic names in Content to verify they open properly and are linked to the proper document or tool.
- Change all of the dates in your course calendar.
- Adjust the course start and/or end dates, if necessary.
- Change any release dates/times to the current semester's schedule (e.g., Quizzes, Content, Dropbox, and Discussions).
- Change any release conditions (e.g., restricting discussions by group membership).
- Repopulate small groups using the enrollment tool in the Manage Groups area of the Groups tool.
Note: Due to add/drops, wait until the second week of the course to avoid making too many changes to small group memberships.
- Update documents, such as your syllabus, that change each semester. Be sure to change the term, any specific course information, and office hours that might have changed.
- Check all of the Internet links that you provide for your students. Make sure that the websites you are linking to still exist and that the URL's have not changed.
- Check your Quicklinks. Make sure any course documents that are linked to were copied to the new course.
- Make sure eReserve articles are still available and that the links are the same.
- Although gradebook items copy over from previous courses, you will still need to complete the Grades Setup process.