5.8 Cloning a Course

Course cloning is used to facilitate the course creation process if you want to create an absolutely identical course on the basis of an existing one without saving the existing one as template.

 

To clone a course,

1. Enter the Courses section

2. Select Clone from the drop down menu of the necessary course name

3. The form for creating a course will appear:

 

Fig. Cloning a Course

 

Fill in the fields as required:

- Course Title and Description – specify a title for the course and enter a short description

- Category – specify a category for the course

- Website Address – specify the course path

- Course Teachers – specify users who are teachers in the course. Use the Check Names and Browse buttons.

- Course Learners – specify users who are Learners in the course. Use the Check Names and Browse buttons.

- Publishing – specify whether you want to publish the course. If Yes, enter start and end dates. Check the Reset list and list item publishing settings option if you want this data to be erased.

- Quota Template – specify whether you want to limit resources used for the site collection

4. Click OK to save settings. Click Cancel to discard changes.

 

The table below contains the data about the tools available for transferring to a new course:

Tools

 

Announcement item 

Cloned

Calendar item

Cloned

Document item

Cloned

Discussion board item

Not Cloned

Discussion Item

Not cloned

Chat item

Not cloned

Mailbox item

Not cloned

Link item

Cloned

Report item

Not cloned

Learning Path item (only learning object without attempts)

Cloned

LRM item (only learning object without attempts)

Cloned

SCORM item (only learning object without attempts)

Cloned

Quiz item (only learning object without attempts)

Cloned

Survey item (only learning object without responses)

Cloned

QP item

Cloned

Drop Box item

Not cloned

Assignments item

Not cloned

Attendance item - time table

Not cloned

Conference item

Not cloned

Grade book item (Custom, Existing , AWG columns are added to GB but their values should be empty)

 

Custom Item

Cloned

Existing Item

Cloned

AVG item

Cloned

Tracking item

Not cloned

Seating Chart item

Not cloned

Users

 

Users List

Not cloned

Teachers list

Not cloned

Custom Groups (without users inside)

Cloned

Look and Feel

 

Web Parts with their custom settings

Cloned

Site Theme 

Cloned

Site Collection Icon

Cloned

Tools Menu

Cloned

Added Pictures on HP in "Picture Library"

Cloned

Text on Course HP

Cloned

Quick Launch

Cloned

Added Pictures on Custom Site HP in "Equations library"

Cloned

Text on Custom Site HP

Cloned

Lists and Option

 

Custom lists

Cloned

Course options

Cloned

Certificate Templates

Cloned

Scale Templates

Cloned

List Publishing Scheduler

Cloned

Learning Path Templates

Cloned

Custom sites

Cloned