Learn@UW - Applying Copied Components to a New Course

If an instructor has access to more than one course, it is possible to copy components (data) between courses. This document describes how to apply certain elements copied from an existing course in order to use them in a new course.

Course creators: After you Learn@UW - Copying Components from One Course to Another , you must manually “turn on” some of the copied components in the new course in order to apply them, as they are not applied by default. The copied items that must manually be applied in the new course include:

  • Navbar
  • Homepage
  • Grades scheme

Apply a Copied Navbar to a Course

  1. In your new course (the course that you copied components to), Under the Course Admin menu click Edit Course.
  2. Click Navigation & Themes. The top of the screen shows your Active Navbar, which is the one currently being used in this course. Below this is a list of all navbars available to use, including any that were copied into the new course.
  3. To apply one of the existing navbars to this course, click the Toggle buttonbutton.
    Active Nav Bar
  4. From the drop-down list, select the navbar you would like to use then click the Apply button.
Apply a Copied Homepage to a Course

  1. In your new course (the course that you copied components to), Under the Course Admin menu click Edit Course.
  2. Click Homepages. The top of the next screen shows your Active Homepage, which is the one currently being used in this course. Below this is a list of all homepages available to use, including any that were copied into the new course.
  3. To apply one of the existing homepages to this course, click the button and choose the homepage you would like to use.
  4. Then click Apply.
Apply a Copied Grades Scheme to a Course

  1. In your new course (the course that you copied components to), click Grades.
  2. In the Grades Area on the top, click Grades Schemes. You'll see a list of available grades schemes, including any that were copied into the new course. You will need to choose one to use as the default in this course. Notice that the default grades scheme has a green checkmark in the "Default Scheme" column.
    Grade Scheme
  3. To apply one of the grades schemes as the default, click its gray "Set as Default"checkmark.
  4. In the confirmation window, click the Yes button to confirm.
Notes:
  1. When you're done making all necessary preparations to the new course and it's ready for students, you must activate it in order for students to access it. For details, see Learn@UW (UW-Madison Only) - Activating a Current Semester Course .



Keywords:learn@uw learnuw d2l desire2learn edit course copy components course content move apply navbar navbars homepage homepages default set active grades schemes grade scheme apply applying copied change   Doc ID:16610
Owner:Kristy B.Group:Learn@UW Madison
Created:2011-01-20 19:00 CDTUpdated:2016-01-29 09:18 CDT
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