Creating a Course Copy (for Faculty)

Aug. 23, 2021

To create a course copy in Blackboard, you must be enrolled as an instructor in both the originating and destination courses.

If you are not an instructor in both courses, send us an email for assistance with completing the course copy. We will need the Course ID for both courses. This can be found on the left hand side below your course sections. Click on “Content Collection” and copy the full course ID that begins with SPH01_. If you do not have access to this course ID, you can send us the Name, Section, Semester/Year and Instructor Name of the course you want to copy, and we can assist you. 

If you do have access to both courses (as an instructor), you can use the tutorial below for help with completing the course copy on your own.

Important Note: Course copies cannot be undone. If you wish to remove certain elements of a course that has been copied over, you will have to do so manually by deleting sections. Make sure to only copy over a course once to avoid duplicates. 

Alternatively, to copy just one page, item, folder or section of your course to another course, go to the originating content you wish to copy over. While in Edit Mode, click on the down arrow next to that element and select Copy.

On the next page, you will specify the destination course and folder for where you want that content to appear. When you’re done, select Submit on the bottom right.

*Please Note: Quizzes or Tests should be copied over using the course copy tool. If you want to move over an assessment, use the course copy tool and select “Tests, Surveys and Pools” as the only content you wish to copy. These kind of assessments will first need to be copied into the Test, Surveys and Pools section of that course (under Course Tools). Then, they can be deployed within a content folder for students to be able to view. 

Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or need assistance.

Find more resources and tips for faculty from the Office of Online Learning, including multimedia and other tutorials