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Copying Course Content

ATTENTION - Known Issue: If your course contains TurnItIn assignments, you must also copy "Grade Center Columns and Settings" when copying them into a new course. If you do not copy the Grade Center, you and your students may receive an error when attempting to access TurnItIn assignments. See more information about this issue in the Receiving "Error 204" or "Error 206" when accessing a TurnItIn Assignment section on our Known Issues page.

Be sure that you are logging in to WebCampus using your ACE username and password. If you do not see the course you want to copy, please contact the IT Help Desk at 702-895-0777.

You have the ability to copy content from one section to another in WebCampus.  You will have the option to transfer all or only parts of your course during the copy.  You will initiate the copy from the course that contains the materials you want to transfer.

Watch a short video tutorial

  1. From the section that contains the content you want to copy: In the Control Panel on the left, click to expand Packages and Utilities and select Course Copy.
  2. Select Copy Type: Copy Course Materials into an Existing Course.
  3. Click Browse... next to the Destination Course ID.
  4. Do a search or Select the section you would like to copy your section TO (in this example we are copying contents into DEMO 101 - 1002 2013 Fall).
  5. Click Submit in the bottom right hand corner.
  6. From the 2. Select Copy Options: Select Course Materials section select items to copy:
    1. Click on Select All to copy the entire course OR
    2. Select the items you would like to copy*
      *Tip for tests: If you are copying just deployed tests and would like to retain the links to the tests as well as your test options, be sure to select the specific Content Area where your test is located, Grade Center Columns and Settings, and Tests, Surveys, and Pools
      *Tip for assignments: If you are copying assignments, you must also copy the Grade Center and the associated Content Area in order for the assignment and grade column to be copied successfully.
      *Tip for discussions: If you are copying discussions, be sure to select "Include only the forums, with no starter posts" for discussions. This will prevent posts from previous students from copying over into your new course.
  7. File attachments -
    Option When to Select/Use
    Copy Links to Course Files NOT RECOMMENDED: This option may cause issues with students accessing content in your new course.
    Copy links and copies of the content RECOMMENDED: Use this option unless you have embedded images/files in your course (i.e. images in tests, html files, flash activities), then use the third option below.
    Copy links and copies of the content (include entire course home folder) This option should only be used on an initial course copy IF your course contains embedded images/files (i.e. images in tests, html files with links to other content or images, and flash activities).



  8. Do NOT include your enrollments.
  9. Click Submit.

If you do not see your course content after receiving confirmation that the copy is complete, please be sure that your Edit Mode is set to ON in the upper right hand corner of the course.

You will receive an email letting you know when the copy is complete.  Please note, if there are a number of materials to copy, it may take a few minutes to process the transfer even after receiving your confirmation email. 

You can perform more than one copy at a time.  Please note that the copy does not replace the existing course content. If you have identical items in the original and destination courses, the item(s) will be duplicated.