Brightspace Bites: After Copying a Course
This article is part of a series of tips, tricks, and helpful bits of information on various Brightspace tools.
When a course is copied, the items copied from the previous course will import into the current course exactly as they were created in the previous course. This includes due dates, start and end dates, titles and names of modules, items, announcements and assessments, and item and category set up in Grades. Please be aware that if an instructor copies an entire course by mistake, the instructor must delete all copied content and activities before attempting to copy another course.
After a course has been copied, check the following:
1. Check Announcements – If you want to keep the announcements you’ve copied, change the Start and End Dates for each one. In the Navbar, click on Tools > Announcements. Click on the chevron associated with the announcement whose date you wish to update; select Edit. Update the Start Date. If you’d like the announcement to disappear after a specific date, check the box that will remove the announcement after the End Date. If you wish to delete an announcement, within Tools > Announcements, put a checkmark in the box to the left of each announcement you’d like to delete, then click on the blue Delete option at the top of the list of announcements.
2. Check Grades – Ensure grades are set to “drop ungraded” instead of “treat ungraded items as zero”. Select Grades in the Navbar, then Settings (in Blue). Under Calculation Options’ tab, select “Drop ungraded items” and press the Save button.
3. Check Activities (assignments, discussions, and quizzes) – Make activities unavailable from student view until they have been updated.
For an assignment or quiz, select Activities in the Navbar and choose Assignments or Quizzes. Select each activity you wish to hide by clicking on the boxes to the left of each activity (or select the box at the top of the list of activities to select all available activities), then select the More Actions button and choose “Hide from Users”.
For a discussion, select Activities > Discussions from the Navbar, then from the drop down beside the discussion forum name, select “Hide from Users”.
4. Check Content – Make modules and items unavailable from student view until they have been updated. Select Content in the Navbar, then select a module on the left and beside the module title at the top, select the Visibility option to be turned off.
From there, continue with course set up including creating new recurring Zoom meetings and adding dates to the course calendar.
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