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FAST & EASY Way to Copy Content on the FLY

FAST & EASY Way to Copy Content on the FLY

This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas
For details, please read through the Canvas Release Notes (2020-01-18) and Canvas Release: Direct Share

A couple of years ago in a community far, far away...

 

I submitted a feature idea to Copy content into multiple courses at once. This feature was marked as completed with the 2016 May update made to Canvas Commons and it does accomplish what was asked for, but we want something more awesome than that.

 

During the time it took to vote on the idea and fully implement it, we had lots of great use cases and sub-ideas that kind of got lost in translation. It turns out that a lot of Canvas users create course assignments, announcements, discussions, quizzes on the fly and they want a FAST & EASY way to send all that to multiple courses all at once. To do this using the current commons workflow it takes 23 clicks, 2 text entry fields, an image selection and some waiting. And then you still have to go back and adjust your assignment groups and due dates!

 

Teachers from K-landia to Academia would all love it if this could be accomplished with less than 3 clicks and take no longer than 1 second. Here's how one popular system does this.

 

Let's up the Awesome and FLY!

 

Reference: Copy an Assignment , Copy a Discussion , Copying assignments from one class to another without using the commons.

 

Comments in completed feature idea: Copy to multiple courses

67 Comments
christine_estab
Community Member

Yes!!!  Well Put!!  I have Participation/Following Instruction Assignment to update every two weeks per grade period.

It would be wonderful to just copy and move from 1 class to my 4 other classes.

Thanks!

Christine

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

The Radar idea stage has been removed from the Feature Idea Process.  You can read more about why in the blog post Adaptation: Feature Idea Process Changes.

 

This change will only impact the stage sort of this idea and will not change how it is voted on or how it is considered during prioritization activities.  This change will streamline the list of ideas 'open for voting', making it easier for you to see the true top voted ideas in one sort, here.

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team
Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team
Comments from Instructure

Instructors can copy and share content directly in Canvas without having to use a secondary repository like Commons. For details, please refer to Canvas Release: Direct Share and  Canvas Release Notes (2020-01-18) 

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team
Comments from Instructure

For more information, please read through the Canvas Release Notes (2020-01-18)

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team
clong
Community Champion

YES!!!!!

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