How do I copy individual content items from one course to another?

These instructions will show you how to copy individual content items from one course to another. To see how to copy an entire course, please view Copying Course Content in OnCourse.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Open the course you would like to import the content to.
  2. Locate the green gear icon on the upper right hand side of the page. From the drop-down menu, click the Import link.



  3. Locate the course you would like to copy.
    1. If the course name does not appear in the first 10 listed, use the search box to locate the course to copy from.

    2. Search for the course by it's short name. Example: MATH-110-01: Summer 2022
  4. Click the radio button next to the course name and press Continue.

  5. On the Initial Settings page, under Backup Settings, check the types of content to be copied.
    1. By default all items will be selected. To copy individual course content items only, check "Include activities and resources" and uncheck all other items. If you are importing Quizzes you will also need to checkmark "Include question bank" even if you don't use question banks.
  6. Click the Next button.
  7. On the Schema Settings page click the None option at the top, this will deselect all of the content items.
  8. Scroll through the list and locate the item(s) to be copied. Place a checkmark next to the section name that contains the items and then place checkmarks next to the item(s) to be copied.
  9. Click the Next button.
    1. On the next page, the items that will be copied will have green checks next to the titles. Items with red Xs will not be copied.

  10. Click the Perform Import button.
    1. If you need to make changes, click the Previous button to return to the selection screen.
  11. A progress bar will appear, once the bar disappears the import is complete.

The imported content will appear in the same section as it existed in the original course. If this is not where it belongs, turn on editing and use the move icon next to the content item name to drag and drop the item where it belongs.



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