Copying myLesley Courses

Modified on Thu, 07 Dec 2023 at 03:01 PM


Copy Your myLesley Course (Ultra Course View)

The Ultra Course View allows you to easily copy content from other courses. You may choose to make an exact copy of a course or instead choose to copy individual items from one course into another.  Detailed instructions for copying your myLesley Ultra Course may be found here: Copying Ultra Courses (Faculty).

If your course is not currently in Ultra Course View, email to request a course conversion.

Copy Your myLesley Course (Original Course View)

You may copy your course materials from one course into the next by using the Copy Course function. 

To begin, go to the course Control Panel, select Packages and Utilities and select Course Copy.

screenshot of course control panel

This will bring you into the Copy Course Area.

In Select Copy Type area, select Copy Course Materials into an Existing Course.

screenshot of select copy type

In the Select Copy Options area, select the destination course (the course you wish to copy content into) by clicking the Browse button and locating your course. 

screenshot of destination course ID

Next, select the course materials you wish to copy. As a best practice, we recommend clicking Select All to make an exact copy of your course. 


  1. Uncheck Announcements. Checking this options will copy all of the Announcements from your previous course. 
  2. For the Discussion Board, select Include only the forums. with no starter posts.
    Copying the starter posts will copy the students' posts from your previous course into your new course. 
  3. Select Navigation Settings in the Settings area to ensure you make an exact copy of your course menu.

The image below shows our recommended options.

Screenshot of recommended items to copy. As a best practice, select Copy All, deselect Announcements and set Discussion Board to include only the forums, with no starter posts.

In the File Attachments area, select Copy Links and copies of the content. This will ensure that any files or attachments are copied into your course.

screenshot of file attachments area

Once you have finished, click Submit at the bottom of the page.

For more information on copying courses, see Copying Courses.



Copy Request Form

If you would like to have a member of the eLIS staff copy content into your upcoming class shell on Blackboard please fill out the Copy Request Form. There is a 2 business day turn around time for this service.

Archive Your Course

If you wish to archive a past or recently ended course, we recommend using the archive function. This will allow you to save a .zip file to your computer containing all the content of your course. This .zip file can be imported into a future myLesley course or safely saved in your OneDrive on Office 365. See Archiving myLesley Courses for detailed instructions.

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