LaunchPad and Writer's Help 2.0 > Copying a D2L/Brightspace Course Integrated with Macmillan Content

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Go to Macmillan Course Tools

In the previous D2L/Brightspace course that you wish to copy, navigate to Macmillan Course Tools which are located in one of two places:


In a content module



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On your D2L/Brightspace course homepage



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Note: If you experience an error message, check your browser settings.


Click on the Macmillan course homepage link

Note: If a new window or tab does not open after clicking on the Macmillan course homepage link, disable your pop-up blocker.


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Copy your Macmillan course

Follow these instructions to copy your Macmillan course and batch update your due dates (not available in Writer's Help 2.0). Make independent copies of your Macmillan course for new semesters. Only use the master course with branches when teaching multiple sections in a single term.

 

Access your new D2L/Brightspace shell 

Click on Course Admin and then click on Import / Export / Copy Components.

Note: Course Admin might also be called Edit Course or another variation in your D2L course. It is usually located at the top right of the course. If you cannot locate Course Admin in your courses, please contact your D2L/Brightspace Administrator.



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Select "Copy Components from Another Org Unit" and "Search for an Offering"

Important: Do not use Import Components or the copied Macmillan links will not function properly.



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Find your course

In the Search For: text field, type the name of the course that you wish to copy and click Search. Click the radio button next to the left of your course and click Add Selected.



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Copy course components

  1. To copy the entire course, click Copy All Components.
  2. To copy specific content, click Select Components. Watch this video for additional instructions for copying selected components.


Note: If you choose Select Components, make sure to also copy the associated External Learning Tools or the Macmillan links will not function properly in the new course.



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Confirm that the copy operation is complete and click "View Content"

 

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Navigate to the D2L/Brightspace gradebook in the new, duplicate course

Delete the Macmillan gradebook columns. This will ensure that you do not have duplicate gradebook columns.

Note: Make sure to only delete gradebook columns associated with Macmillan content.

To delete gradebook columns:
  1. Click Manage Grades
  2. Click the More Actions drop-down
  3. Click Delete


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Select Macmillan gradebook items and click Delete. You may leave the gradebook categories unchecked. 


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Link your new Macmillan course to D2L/Brightspace

 
Follow the instructions in this article to link your new Macmillan course to D2L/Brightspace.

Note: If you do not link your new Macmillan course to D2L/Brightspace, the Macmillan links will produce error messages.


Refresh content

Run a content refresh to reset the Macmillan links and import the new due dates. Run a grade refresh to bring back the gradebook columns.

Note: Due dates must be set in your Macmillan course and cannot be set in D2L/Brightspace. Make sure to run a content refresh even if you are not changing Macmillan due dates

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