[Course Import/Export] Set all to unpublished when Importing
When I import content from another course, I would like all assignments and other content to be unpublished by default. Currently, when I copy course content, I need to click through all of the content to unpublish them if they were published in the old course.
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In many ways the Notifications issue is the most important piece here...students will not keep notifications turned on if they get "bursts" of 50+ irrelevant messages because multiple teachers are importing things near the start of the semester, and then will not get relevant notifications later in the semester about actual course changes because they turned the Irrelevant Noise Machine off back when everyone was importing things.
Hi, I know it's been a while since there has been any comment on this idea. But I would like to press for it to be re-evaluated - Teachers who are inheriting a course taught by a different instructor may not want to have any of their assignments published or notifications pushed out to students (whether or not they have students enrolled seems irrelevant overall - it's about making the instructors work eaiser, rather than going down a list of 174 or 181 days of assignments, events to make them unpublished seems like it should be a feature option when you select to copy a course or copy assignments or a single assignment.
It is a huge waste of my time to go through unpublish every single item individually.
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It's been three and a half years since this thread opened, and I'm not seeing this option available yet. Is there any chance it will be implemented in the near future?
Please implement this! It would help a lot on year-to-year course copies.
This is vital as more and more students opt in to push notifications for new Assignments. The instant the content is imported, the notifications go out - and there's no way to prevent it without manually copying the content into new Assignments.
Rob, isn't the course itself unpublished after it's copied? I tell the teachers to clean up things like announcements and events, both of which cannot be unpublished, before they publish the course itself.
Nancy, I think that when importing content, sometimes teachers are importing into a new course that already has students enrolled. If you have the course unpublished yes, they won't get the notifications (maybe), but you still have to go and unpublish every single assignment, announcement, quiz, etc., etc.
We also import into new courses that have students already enrolled. But the new course is unpublished and no one gets notifications or sees any content, imported or otherwise, until it's published. In the meantime, you have to do your course cleanup, including, as you say, unpublishing every single item you do not want them to see.
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