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Duplicating folder structures

Question asked by Rich Layden on Feb 1, 2018
Latest reply on Aug 22, 2019 by Chris Johnson

Hi - I'm a canvas newbie here but I have lots of Moodle and Blackboard experience.

I'd very much appreciate any help with the following little problem.


I'm playing about the different ways that we might be able to share 'template courses'

I want to create a fairly blank course that can be duplicated across Faculties that has placeholders for content.

I see that there are a number of ways to do that and I'm digesting lots of content most notably this thread


My question is about the backend file structure though.

As part of these structured courses I want to create a file tree that will house the content - Unit 1, Unit 2 etc. 


I have created the necessary structure in my 'Parent' course but I can't seem to duplicate this automatically no matter what method of copying I use (Copy, Export / import, Blueprint)

Now, importantly these folders are empty and I realise that this could be one issue.  If the folders have content they are copied/syncd.  


To add an extra touch of weirdness though the first time I did try it I somehow managed it.. or did I?  I think I did... but now I'm not sure...


Anyway - lovely to be here
Many thanks