I want to teach with a copy of this course again next semester. What do I do?

Document created by Vishal Sharma on Jan 10, 2017Last modified by Vishal Sharma on Jan 13, 2017
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After you complete the following steps, your new course will appear in your course dashboard and will contain all of the assignments, point values, due dates and settings of the course you copied.


Go to your course dashboard if needed

If you are taken directly into a course upon log in, you will need to get to your course dashboard. To get to your course dashboard, click the drop-down arrow to the right of your name at the top of your screen, and then click "Switch/Create New Courses." If you are taken directly to your dashboard upon log in, skip to the next step.


From your course dashboard, click the "Create Course" button.


You will be asked to confirm that the product you are using to create the course is the same one that your students will be purchasing. Some products have multiple versions, and if titles are not exactly the same, your students may not be able to access your course.

Click "Next."

  1. When the box below appears asking if you’d like to base your new course on an existing course, select "Yes".
  2. Select the course you wish to copy from in the list provided.
  3. Click "Next".

Fill out the course information for your new course and then click the “Create” button.


Your new course has been created and now appears at the top of your course dashboard.



After you copy a course from a previous semester, you may want to update the due dates on your assignments. To update all the dates at once, you can follow the steps below to employ a feature called the Batch Due Date Updater. It's important to note that this step is optional, but updating your assignments will make using your copied course much easier.


In particular, be sure not to activate your course until after you've updated it with your new dates if you're using the "Zero Scores for Unsubmitted Assignments" feature. If you copy a course with this feature enabled and do not update the due dates prior to activating the course, students will receive 0's for every assignment. If that has already happened, please contact tech support.


From your course home page, click Instructor Console.


Click Batch Due Date Updater


Enter your due dates

This will bring you to a screen where you can enter the dates from the previous semester that you would like to update. Clicking in the empty boxes will bring up a calendar from which to select the dates.


Choose a new start date

Once you have filled in the assignment date range, choose a new start date. This may be the first day of class or the date to which you want to map your first assignment.


Select Update due dates

You will see a summary message that tells you how many assignments are being updated. This window also shows you the number of days each assignment will be shifted. If this information looks correct, select Update due dates.



It is important to remember that this is an automatic shift, and some items may still need to be manually updated. For example, if there were holidays or vacations (Spring Break or reading days) in your previous semester that do not occur in the current semester, you may need to make manual changes to account for the differences in each semester.