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Links in Master don't carry over

We've recently had some trouble with links not carrying over from the master course to the live course.

We check all the links before copying and assume all is well; however, recently one speed grader rubric did not carry over. 

In a different course, the link to a file was broken in the course copying process.

I know how to validate links but wonder if this is a problem that others have experienced: links to files or websites or rubrics, or etc. breaking when making a course copy.

Is it just a matter of re-checking the links in the live cours?


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Community Coach‌, we see this here and there (not every course and not every time), but I've never been able to pin-point a specific reason for why some things break and others don't. In general I just recommend that faculty always check the new/live course before publishing it to students.

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Thanks a lot.

Just wanted to compare my experience with others.

Surveyor II or  I'm curious, is it links to external resources that break?

Or are links to resources within the course also breaking?

In one case it was a link to a file in the course (which did copy over but

the link broke) and in the other case, it was speedgrader rubrics in one

module (out of 😎 that were in the master but did not carry over to the

live course.

On Tue, May 23, 2017 at 11:55 AM, <

I have seen link errors, but it has always traced back to a link that is manually added to a page for an asset or assignment that has been deleted.

I have not run into your specific scenario yet, where a link to a valid asset is lost, but I'll ask our course devs to keep an eye out.

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For us it has been internal linking. As to whether the content has been deleted/changed, I can't always tell. Our Instructors create and edit their own courses so it's often difficult to back-track to exactly what happened.

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Community Coach,

We are giving the Canvas Admins area a little bit of love (especially questions that are really, really old) and just want to check in with you.  This will also bring this question new attention. 


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