- Login to http://mycourses.purdue.edu
Under the My Blackboard tab, Click on the course that contains the content that you
wish to copy.
Under the Course Management menu on the left side, Click to expand Packages and
Utilities, and then Click Course Copy.
Under Select Copy Type, use the drop-down menu to Select Copy
Course Materials into an Existing Course.
Under Select Copy Options, beside the “Destination Course
ID” entry box, Click Browse.
A search window will open. Courses that you have been assigned as an
instructor to in Blackboard will appear.
Click the radio button on the left of the course you want to add.
Optionally, you can filter out the courses by name:
Click the radio button next to Name/Description.
- Type in a part of the course name (e.g. “Summer-2014-BIOL”).
- Click Search.
When you have selected your course, scroll to the bottom of the courses window and click Submit.
Click the Select All button to check everything to do a complete copy.
Alternately, if you only want to copy certain features into the new course, check only the
features you want to copy, ensuring everything else is unchecked.
If you are copying the Discussion Board, select from two options:
Include starter posts for each thread in each forum (anonymized) – Select this
option if you want to include the entry level threads of each forum. This will also include threads created
by the students, but they will not show the name of the original creator.
Include only the forums, with no starter posts- Select this option if you do not want
any of the threads to be copied, and you only want the base forum to be copied over into the new course.
Under the File Atttachments area, Select Copy links and copies of
the content (include entire course home folder). This is especially important if you have included web
- Click the Submit button at the bottom or top of the page to start the copy process.
You will be taken back to the Packages and Utilities page. At the top of the page in a
green bar will be displayed the following
If there are a large amount of content in your course, or if there are many other users copying
courses at the same time, it may take a few minutes for the course copy process to complete. After you
receive notification the course copy process is complete, go to the My Blackboard tab
and go into the course that content was copied into. Browse the course to make sure it looks as you