Option to Import from Commons as a Copy (rather than overwriting) for Templating

Idea created by communityteam Administrator on Apr 28, 2015
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    Right now, if you import the same content from the commons into a course you have already imported into, it does not make a new copy of the content.  This is a desirable behavior for fully fleshed out content, but with the option to bring in content as a copy, it would open up the Commons as an amazing templating tool.  For example, a teacher could build a perfect module template, without all the content fleshed out, share it to the Commons, and then copy it into their course numerous times for each module in the course.  So it would be a way to build something once, and use it multiple times in the same course!



    Transferred from the old Commuity

    Originally posted by: Michelle Lattke

    Additional contributions by: Jason Abbitt


    Comments from Instructure


    We love this idea and see this as a very necessary interaction between Canvas and Commons! Thanks for sharing and stay posted for when we'll be able to work into our product development timeline.

    Kate McGee
    Commons Product Manager