Copying an older course into an existing course

Instructors have the ability to copy an entire course's material from one course into an existing course. This is a great way to populate courses that you taught in a previous semester.

Video Tutorial

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To copy only one piece of content at a time, please see our page on

Copying course information

  1. Log into Blackboard and go into the course you wish to copy from
  2. On the left side menu, click on "Package and Utilities" followed by "Course Copy" (see screenshot below)
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  4. From the "Copy Course" screen, "Copy Course Materials into an Existing Course" should be selected.
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    New courses are automatically created for you 40 days before the start of a semester. Students will not be able to see the course until an instructor has made a course active.


  6. Select the "Destination Course ID" by clicking on the "Browse..." button and selecting the course you wish to copy to
  7. Next, under "Select Course Materials", choose each course item you wish to copy, or click on the "Select All" button to choose everything. Note | this will copy course content, but does not copy users or grades.
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  9. Leave the default settings for the "FILE ATTACHMENTS" section and the "ENROLLMENTS" section. (see screenshot below)
  10. Click on "Submit" at the bottom right to copy your course information