Hello Drs C,
We are on 9.1 SP 7. Our limit for course size is set to 1.5 GB.
We have a 1.GB course from which the professor only wants to copy the Assignments folder to a new course. In this folder are 25+ Assignments. This folder is contained in a Content Area called Assignments 2012. I find that when I try to copy the folder to another course the Assignments do not copy over; is it because the Grade Center information doesn't copy with it? Or could there be a date problem?
My second try was to do a Course Copy, using a test destination course; For the Course Copy I select only the Assignments 2012 Content Area which contains the Assignments folder and also the Grade Center Columns and Settings. This works; however, all of the Files of the original course also copy over --all 1 GB worth! This would put this course over our 1.5 GB limit.
How can I best accomplish this, either copying an Assignments folder with all of the assignments; or else copying a Content Area without bringing along all of the Files from the original course?
Thanks in advance,
Yes, the problem is that assignments need grade center information to be copied to the new course, not just the content folder where they are displayed. So, you have to do a Course Copy under Control Panel > Packages and Utilities and select both the content area and "Grade Center Columns and Settings", not just a Copy from within the content area.
By default, a Course Copy is going to also copy everything in Course Files, which is why you're having so much data copied. However, when you're do the Course Copy, you also have the option to leave files out of the package that is being copied to the new course. Just click on the File Attachments > Manage Package Contents on the Course Copy menu, and select the files and folders that you DON'T want copied. At the top of the screen, you will see a "package size" indicator to tell you how big the course copy package will be based on your selections.
Hope that helps!
Thanks, Michael, for this tip. I had not made use of this feature before. This makes life a little easier!
So apparently if files are not copied, links will point to the source course as long as that course stays on the server.
I haven't really tried it, so I'm not sure what happens to the links. It's probably a moot point if the instructor is only planning to keep the assignment folder, though, unless the assignments also have files linked to them.
I am having the same issue.
I have 4 classes. Two of them are fully built and two are not. I want to copy the content only, not the course. Assignments is a good example. I don't want to redo the assignments, it's very tedious.
Also, I do not copy the Grade Columns and Settings from one course to another because it duplicates the grade center columns. When I build the assignments, it creates the column headings and points.
If you want to copy a folder with assignments, you have to do a course copy that includes the grade center columns and settings as well. An assignment must have an associated grade center column, and copying a content area alone cannot create columns in the grade center.
Mike I understand. This is what happens when I copy course + Grade columns. I have to input Assignments and points, date limits, etc. and when I do that, the Grade Columns duplicate. So I will have two Assignment 1's, two Assignment 2"s, etc.
What I have done in the meantime is bypassing copying the Grade Columns when I do the copy course, and manually inputting the assignments. it's just tedius to do that, esp. when you have 4 classes.
You should not be getting duplicate columns for the assignments, and if you're able to delete the columns then they are not actually linked to assignments. Do you have any columns hidden in the grade center from the source course?
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