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Copy Core Syllabus Content from One Section of a Course to Another

August 20, 2013 | 1 Minute Read

Since we rolled out the revamped syllabus building tool last year, faculty who teach multiple sections of the same course have asked if there's a way to copy core/catalog-linked syllabus content from one section of a course to another. This is relatively easy to do in CoursePlus, where you can select the course section from which you want to copy when you set up your CoursePlus site. This isn't so easy to do with online courses, however. You could copy and paste content from one browser tab to another, but there has to be a simpler way of doing this, right?

We've added a feature to the syllabus tool where you can copy all of the catalog-linked syllabus sections of content from one class section (ie; .01, .11, .13) to another class section (ie; .81). When you start this process, you'll be presented with a list of all sections of the course that have a CoursePlus site or an online course. You can then select the course section from which you want to copy, and the following sections of content will be copied into the current course syllabus:

  • Course Description
  • Course Learning Objectives
  • Methods of Assessment
  • Intended Audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Required Text(s)

If you chose to perform this copy, the content of these sections in the current course syllabus will be overwritten.

If you want to simply replace the content of these sections with what is in the JHSPH course catalog for the course, you can do so by using the "Revert to What's in the Catalog" tool that has been in the syllabus tool since we launched it last year.

This new copy tool is available only in online courses for the time being, but will be coming to CoursePlus later this year.