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[D2lnews] Copying from an old course



It's fairly easy to replicate your content into a new course site for
Spring. Just do the following in the Spring course: 

Choose Edit Course (upper right) 

Choose Components (nav bar, near the middle) 

In the second area, Copy Course Components, select the old site from
the drop down list of courses. The long code will indicate which course
number, section, and semester the site is from (0590= fall 04, 0595 =
spring 05, 0600 = fall 05). (Do not select Parent Template.) 

Underneath the selection box, click the checkbox in front of "Select
All." (Unless you want to copy only specific materials; if you want
content, make sure you also select course files AND content.)** 

At the bottom of the page, click the Copy button. 

After the confirmation page appears, return to your course with the
link in the upper right. 

Voila! Your content is in your Fall course! You will need to do this
process for all courses, every semester if you want to reuse content,
or any other parts of your course. 

** The following items cannot currently be copied. Schedule (calendar),
Frequently Asked Questions, Glossary, Navigation Bar Settings, some
properties of dropboxes (preserving the original order of the dropbox
folders and the option to "Add Event to Calendar"), and some properties
of content items (release conditions and the option to hide a content
item). For courses from before Fall 05, any "Quick Links" pointing to
content items or surveys/quizzes (they link to the former course;
contact me for assistance in fixing these). With the exception of the
last one, you will need to recreate these items if you have been using
them. 

As always, let me know if you have questions.

Dr. AnnMarie Johnson
Instructional Developer, Blackboard/D2L campus administrator
UW Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd Polk Library
Oshkosh WI 54901
920-424-2210