Copy Assignments to Other Sections a Few at a Time

Some instructors prefer to copy a few assignments at a time from a previous or master course to the sections they are teaching for the current term.

This workflow might be useful to you if you schedule the same assignments to multiple sections periodically throughout the term.

At the start of the term:

  1. Create a new course by copying the previous or master section to a new master section.

    A master section is a section of a course that you use as a template for creating or scheduling assignments to other sections.

    1. Click Create > Course.
    2. Select Copy assignments and settings from an existing course and click the name of the section you want to copy.
    3. Specify the details for your new course.

      Set the meet days like most of your course sections.

    4. Click Create Course.
  2. Optional: Set up your GradeBook in the master section.
  3. Make all assignments unavailable in your new master section.

    Assignments marked as unavailable are not copied to other sections.

    1. Click Jump to Class and select the master section.
    2. On the ClassView page, click Reschedule Assignments.
    3. Set Available to NO for every assignment, and then click Save.
  4. Create your actual course sections.
    Tip If you teach both traditional and online sections of the same course, specify class meeting times and days for the online sections to enable scheduling assignments when you want. For example, if you make assignments due at the start of class for your traditional sections, but want assignments due at 10:00 PM on Fridays for the online sections, set the online sections' meet times to Friday from 10:00 PM to 10:01 PM.

Each time you want to copy assignments to other sections:

  1. Make only the assignments you want to copy available in the master section.
    1. Click Jump to Class and select the master section.
    2. On the ClassView page, click Reschedule Assignments.
    3. Set Available to YES only for the assignments you want to copy, and then click Save.
  2. If needed, update the schedule for the assignments you want to copy in the master section.

    You can reschedule assignments either from the Reschedule Assignments page or the Schedule page. See Reschedule Assignments.

  3. Copy the master section to the other sections in the course.
    1. Click Actions button > Copy to existing sections.
    2. Select the sections to copy to.
    3. Click Copy Section Schedule.

The available assignments from your master section are copied to the other sections.