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. This function copies only your course materials and those items you created in the various tools of the course, such as news items, Content modules and topics, dropboxes, grades, etc. Nothing student-specific is copied so you will not copy student grades or documents submitted to dropboxes submissions or messages posted to discussion topics to the new course in this process.
- Enter your new course, or the course to which you want to add materials.
Edit Course in the upper right.
- In the
Site Resources section of the list, choose
- Select the radio button next to
Copy Components from Another Org Unit.
- Press the
Search for offering button. The
Select Course Offering dialog box appears.
- To locate the course to copy
from more easily, enter the semester code of the course to be copied
from in the
Search For: field, then press the magnifier icon to the right of the Search field. A list of your D2L courses for that semester will appear:
- Recent Semester Codes for UWEC:
- Summer 2015 - 2157
- Spring 2015 - 2155
- Winterim 2015 - 2153
- Fall 2014 - 2151
- Summer 2014 - 2147
- Spring 2014 -
You may also search by course name, e.g., ENGL.150 or CHEM.103 (note the period between the search terms), to see a list of all your D2L courses by that name. You may then choose the specific course to copy from that list.
- From the dialog box that appears, select the radio button next to the course that contains the components you want to copy. Press
Add Selected in the lower left corner of the dialog box; the dialog box disappears.
- To copy all components, press
Copy All Components at the bottom of the page.
NOTE: You will see other options on the page, including the Parent Template of Current Offering option. You may disregard this option.
- To copy only selected components:
- Select the checkbox(es) next to the component(s) you wish to copy.
- To copy all items in that component, choose the radio button next to
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 topics will still link to files in the new course.
- Click Select Components.
- If you are selecting only some components or some items in one or more components, select those items, and click
- Confirm the components, and press
- You will be presented with a summary of the copied components. Click
- 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 the topic names in Content to verify they open properly and are linked to the proper document or tool.
- 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
- 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 URLs have not changed.
- Check your
Quicklinks. Make sure any course documents that are linked to were copied to the new course.
- Although gradebook items copy over from previous courses, you will still need to complete the Grades Setup process.