You can easily copy content from one course to another in Blackboard, as long as you are enrolled as an instructor in both courses.  This can save you time when you teach multiple sections of the same course and/or teach the same course semester to semester.

1. Log into Blackboard

Log into Blackboard Learn through or through FlashLine.

2. Enter the course that contains content

Click on the name of the course FROM WHICH YOU WANT TO COPY course content.

Note: In Blackboard, you always go to the old course and “push” the content to the new course.

3. Access the Course Copy tool

In the Control Panel, click to expand the Packages and Utilities section.  Then click the Course Copy link.

Packages and Utilities menu expanded


4. Browse for destination course

Click the Browse button.  A dialog box will pop up.  Select the course INTO WHICH you want to copy course materials (destination course), then click Submit to close the dialog box and return to the Course Copy page.

Browse button


5. Select materials to copy

Select what you want to copy from this course by selecting the checkboxes.  If you want an exact copy of your course, select everything by clicking the Select All button.

Notes:  You may want to skip copying the previous semester's Announcements. If you have discussion forums you are copying and do not want the previous students’ postings to be copied, select the Include only the forums, with no starter posts option under Discussion Board.  Assignments will only copy if you are copying both the folder they reside in and the Grade Center in the same course copy.

Select course materials


6. Submit

Once you've selected what you want to copy, skip past the File Attachments and Enrollments options, then click Submit to perform the copy.

You will receive an email confirmation when your course copy is finished. You can then make adjustments in the new course.

Updated June 2019 by Katie Baer, M.Ed., Instructional Designer