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When it is time to repeat an existing course with a new group of students, you can easily copy the course with all of the materials you have already created and organized for your current and past students. To copy a course, begin by opening the course that you would like to copy. Click the settings icon in the top right corner to open the settings panel and then click Copy Course.
Next, you need to create a backup of your course. There are four steps in this process that are shown at the top of the new window that opens. On the Initial Settings page, unclick Include enrolled users. In most cases, that is all you will need to do on this page because you will want to keep all of your course materials. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Next.
The Schema Settings page is an opportunity to select specific materials to copy to the new course. By default, all of the materials are selected. If there are any materials you know you do not want to copy, you can deselect them here. In most cases, you will simply want to scroll to the bottom of the page.
Scroll down and click the Next button at the bottom of the page.
When the Confirmation and Review page opens, you can rename your course, but be sure to leave the .mbz file extension. Scroll down to confirm that you are copying the materials that you need.
At the bottom of the page, click the Perform Backup button.
After just a few minutes, a page should open that confirms that the backup was successfully created. Click Continue to Restore a new version of the course.
You will automatically be taken to the Restore course page. Click Private Repository to see any backups you have created. Click Restore next to the backup you just created.
The Restore process has six steps. The first is an opportunity to confirm what is included in the new copy of the course. Simply scroll to the bottom of the page.
Click the Continue button at the bottom of the page.
Next, choose a Category for your new course. By default, the only option is Miscellaneous. Select Miscellaneous, or a different category if there is one available, and then click Continue.
Leave all items checked on the Settings page and click Next.
On the Schema page, you can rename your course, give it a short name, and set a start date. By default, all materials in the backup file are selected to be restored. Unless you have decided not to restore some of the materials, you should simply scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Click the Next button at the bottom of the page.
The next page is just a final review of what is to be copied. Simply scroll down to the bottom of the page.
At the bottom of the page, click the Perform restore button.
After just a few minutes, a page should open that confirms the course was restored. Click Continue and you will automatically be directed to the Agenda page of your new course.