Course content can be moved from one course to another in Brightspace using the Import/Export/Copy Components function in the Course Admin panel. You can easily transfer content from an entire course into another course shell or only copy only select specific components (Announcements, Files, Assignments, etc.) to a new course.

NOTE: The classlist, student data (submitted assignments, discussion posts, etc.), release conditions, and manually added calendar events cannot be imported. See which course components can be imported, exported, or copied between courses.

Copy an entire Brightspace course

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. Locate the new/empty course where you want to bring content into in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid then select the course from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the navbar at the top of your course page, click Course Admin.
  4. Under Site Resources, click Import/Export/Copy Components.
  5. Select the Copy Components from another org unit checkbox, then click Search for Offering.
  6. In the Select Course Offering pop-up window, enter the course code or CRN that you want to import materials from and click Search.
  7. Click the checkbox to select the name of the course. Your selected course should now appear under Course to Copy.
  8. Click Copy All Components. Your course content will automatically begin importing.
  9. Click View Content to view your imported content.

NOTE: If you need to import only select components from your course, please reach out to tlssupport@cunet.carleton.ca for assistance.

Copy Specific Course Components from One Course to Another

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid then select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the navbar at the top of your course page, click Course Admin.
  4. Under Site Resources, click Import/Export/Copy Components.
  5. Select the Copy Components from another org unit checkbox, then click Search for Offering.
  6. In the Select Course Offering pop-up window, enter the name or number of the course that you want to import and click Search.
  7. Click the checkbox to select the name of the course. Your selected course should now appear under Course to Copy.
  8. Click Select Components.
  9. You will see an overview of all course components. Click the checkboxes to select or de-select a component. Once a component is selected, you will have one or more of the following options depending on your component content:
    • Copy all items
    • Select individual items to copy
    • Include associated files
  10. Click Continue.
  11. Under Confirm Components to Copy, you will see a confirmation of the components to be copied.
  12. Under Offset dates, you have the option to move the start dates and end dates forward or backward by a specified number of days
  13. Click Finish.

Export Brightspace course content

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid then select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the navbar at the top of your course page, click Course Admin.
  4. Under Site Resources, click Import/Export/Copy Components.
  5. Select the Export as Brightspace Package checkbox,
    NOTE: The Brightspace Package is the standard export for Brightspace LMS, it contains all the necessary resources you need to share your course with another Brightspace site.
  6. Click Start.
  7. Select the course components you wish to export. Click the Select all checkbox to export the entire course.
  8. Click Continue.
  9. You will see the message “

Your course content will automatically begin importing. Click View Content to view your imported content. 

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