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Copy Assignments to Other Courses

Intended Audience: Collaborative Instructors
This article pertains to courses taught by local teachers as part of a collaborative partnership.


Collaborative instructors who teach multiple courses can save time by copying assignments from one course to another.
Note: This permission only applies to collaborative courses. 

When an assignment is copied from one course to another, the following properties are carried over:

  • Assignment folder and properties, including instructions, assignment category, and visibility
  • Assignment properties including description, attachments (direct file attachments, uploaded from Google Workspace or OneDrive, and audio and video files), and category
  • Grade item and grade category
  • Availability dates
  • Submission and completion information, including the Optional Grade item and the course scheme if used
  • Rubric(s) associated with the assignment. When copying an assignment that uses a shared rubric, instead of linking a copied assignment to a shared rubric, the rubric is also copied. The copied assignment links to the copied rubric. If an assignment uses a rubric that is archived, the rubric is copied and retains the archived state in the destination courses.

When an assignment is copied from one course to another, the following properties are not carried over:

  • Instruction quicklinks and attachment resources created with the Attach link to existing activity action
  • Instruction images added using Insert Image that were saved to course files
  • Availability Release conditions and special access settings
  • Submission and completion information including group assignment designation
  • Evaluation and Feedback information including Turnitin associations, competency, and outcome associations
  • Content topic associations (for example, if the assignment is linked from content)


  1. First, on the navbar of the course that contains the assignment you want to copy, click Assignments
  2. Next, in the assignment list, click the dropdown menu next to the assignment title and select Copy to Other Courses.
    The more actions menu is expanded and an arrow points to Copy to Other Courses. Another arrow points to a Unit drop-down menu.
  3. Then check the appropriate boxes to include the rubrics and/or grade items, if you’d like them copied with the assignment.
  4. Next, in the "Choose Destinations" section, you can search by keyword or semester to find the destination course for the assignment. Click to select the destination course for the assignment.
    Note: you can select up to 10 courses to copy the assignment into.
    The Copy Assignment page is shown with arrows pointing to the choose destination field and to the checkbox below.
  5. Finally, select Copy.

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