Pearson LearningStudio Course Copy Tool

Copy All Content

In the directions below, the term "source course" refers to the course shell from which you wish to copy the content; the term "destination course" refers to the course shell in which you wish to place the content.

Copy Tips

  • Instructors may select any of their active courses to copy from, however, the default source course will be the course used to access the Faculty Course Copy Tool.
  • Instructors may choose the course features to be copied, including syllabus, doc sharing, webliography, announcements, and gradebook setup. Please note that you MUST CHECK THE BOXES for these items in the steps below.
  • Only instructor input is copied. Student postings to webliography, discussion threads, doc sharing, and dropboxes will not be copied. Student grades will not be copied.
  • View Copy Status reports are available from within the course shells. Reports include both summary and detail information listing of all copy requests. Due to the potentially large volume of course being copied, it may take up to 48 hours for the course copy process to complete.

The instructions below are to copy a course shell and all of its content into a new blank course.

1. On the Tools menu, click Course Admin.

course tools menu showing course admin tab

2. Click Copy Course Content.

3. Select Copy All Content.

radio button shot showing click copy course content

4. Click Next.

5. Select a course to copy. In the dropdown lists provided, specify the source term and course to copy.

You MUST select the check box for the content from specific course tools you want copied. Note, the system only copies over instructor postings for Doc Sharing and Webliography, and the gradebook set-up (but not student grades from the prior term).

screenshoot of source and destination course selection

6. Select a destination shell. In the dropdown lists provided, select the destination term and course to which you will copy the selected course.

screenshot of selection of destination course shell

7. Click
A summary displays. Verify you have selected the correct source term and course and the correct destination term and course for your copy.

screenshoot fo course copy confirmation page

8. Click Copy Course Content.

9. A confirmation message will display. Click View Copy Status to see your copy request listed in the system queue. If you view the copy status immediately upon submitting the request, you may see a status of "waiting." If this happens, wait a couple minutes and click the View Copy Status button again; this will allow the system to refresh and show you the current status of your course copy.

screenshot of view copy status button

10. Once a course copy request is made, the system indicates to you the following status types: Waiting, Completed, and Error. The copy status summary will show you the copy status for all courses copied in the last two weeks. The system indicates one of the following statuses:

  • Waiting: Often this status displays when you click View Copy Status immediately after requesting a course copy. Wait a minute or two and return to the View Status page to see the current status.
  • Complete: A successful copy displays "complete" in green text indicating the copying process was completed without any errors.
  • Error: When the system encounters a problem in the course copy, it displays a processing error in red text.

screenshot of various copy status outcomes

11. Click any status link for more details. In the case of an error, click the link to see what content was not copied.

screenshot of course copy error reporting

12. If you like, click Start a New Course Copy to start over.

screenshot of button for starting another course copy


If you need help or have questions, please see our troubleshooting page .



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