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A good instructional design practice is to have a predictable module structure for students to follow throughout a course. This means repeating a similar format for pages and assignments within a course.
Currently copying a module item requires creating a new module and items for each section, and copying content for each item. By adding a “copy” option to the Module gear, the effort to build a course will be greatly reduced. If this triggered a dialogue to state how many copies to make, it would be very simple to quickly build out a course structure.
Please help to flesh out this idea by discussing your particular use case in the comments.
| Comments from Instructure|
December 2015 Update from Cosme Salazar
As is mentioned above, there is already a way to copy objects including modules into a course using the course copy tool. Commons can also be used to copy a module to another course. Given there are good alternatives to accomplish this goal, we will not be able to invest in adding this feature right now.
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*Note from the Community Team
Just to clarify; it is possible to copy a module and its content directly across from one course to another via the import content... copy from a Canvas Course... select content: