Copy Content Between Courses

The Copy Content tool allows you to copy content between any two courses in SLATE.

Important: To mitigate the risk that large courses may result in timeout failures for users, the Copy Course Components job functions as an asynchronous job. You can view the progress of the copying job by clicking the View History link.

To copy course components

  1. Navigate to a course that you want to copy course components into.
  2. On the navbar, click Course Admin > Import/Export/Copy Components.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Select Copy Components from another Org Unit.
      • Click Search for offering and locate the course offering containing the components you want to copy.
      • Click Add Selected.
    • Select Copy Components from Parent Template to copy components from the course template the current course offering belongs to.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • To copy all course components, click Copy All Components. We recommend that you copy all components between courses to ensure you maintain all desired associations, and then delete any undesired material in the new course.
    • To specify the components you want to copy, click Select Components. Select your components. To see details for course components, click the Show the current course components link, then click the View Detail icon beside a component to see existing items. For those course components that provide the option to include associated files, we recommend leaving the option turned on. Click Continue.
    • Select the Offset all dates of copied components check box and specify the days and hours that the dates should be offset by or calculate the range between two dates.
    • Click Finish.
  5. Do one of the following:
    • To copy another package, click Copy Another Package.
    • To see the results of your copy, click View Content.
    • To review and manage course dates, click Review and Manage Dates.


  • Now when you copy groups to courses, the group setup (grade item, assessment option, and so on) is also copied over.
  • A validation logic step is included in the copy process. To help reduce duplicate objects and cleanup from the copy process, the validation logic informs you if you have previously copied from the source course.

 Video from the SLATE Team on Copying Select Components

 Video from D2L on Copying Components