Copy Course

Reusing content inside UNM Learn is easy and powerful.  You can use the Course Copy function to copy a class from one semester to another; to move materials from a temporary course to a real one, to copy from a child to a parent course if you have grouped your classes, etc.

Here is how to copy content from one course to another:

1. In Learn, open the course you want to copy FROM.

Note for Section Groups: If you want to copy content from a grouped course from a previous semester, make sure to go into the parent course, not into one of the child sections. Parent courses can be easily recognized, as they contain the words "Section Group" and a 3-letter code in the title (e.g. "College Algebra - Spring 2013 Section Group CE1").

If you are copying from a current child course into a newly-created parent course, go into the child course where the content is (where you have been working).

2. From the Packages and Utilities menu on the left, select Course Copy.

Course Copy

3. In the Select Copy Options section, click Browse to search for the course you are copying TO.

Click Browse to search for the course you are copying TO


Note for Section Groups:
If you are copying from a grouped course from a previous semester, in the Destination Course you will have to select the current semester's parent course. Make sure you are copying parent to parent. Remember that parent courses can be easily recognized, as they contain "Section Group" and the 3-letter code in the title (e.g. "College Algebra - Spring 2013 Section Group CE1").

If you are copying from a child into a newly-created parent course, under Destination Course you will select the parent course.

4. Select the course and click Submit.

5. Place a checkmark next to the items that you want to import. You can also click Select All to import everything.

Course Copy

Things to consider:

  • Copying is an additive process! If you copy items that you have previously copied or that are already present in the course, duplicates will be created.
  • If you select "Announcements", then all announcement postings from the past semester will be recreated in the new course. You cannot delete them in bulk, so weigh out the pro's and con's.  (They can be deleted individually, or edited, and/ or the Availability dates modified.)
  • For Discussions, choose whether you want the first post in each thread to be copied into the receiving course.

    Option to not copy the first thread message with Discussions

6. For Course Files in the File Attachments section, select the option Copy links and copies of the content (Include all Course Files).

The default is fine.



If you have publisher student access codes in your course, you will see an additional option: Copy Course Cartridge materials. If you have concerns about this option, please contact learn@unm.edu before proceeding.

7. Click Submit when you are done.

8. If you access the course you are copying into during this time, at the top of the first page, you will see a message that tells you that the copy process is still Running.

Course Copy


9. When the copy process is complete, the message will change to look like this. You will also receive an email confirming that the course copy was successful and is complete.

Course Copy

10. Check your course to make sure the content is there. If you have any problems, contact UNM Learn Support.

*Note*  Why  would I need to copy content after requesting that several sections of a course be grouped together?  This would be necessary ONLY if you did work in one of the sections before having them grouped.  If you open the new grouped "parent" course and do not see your content, you will need to open the "child" section containing the correct materials and follow the steps above.