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Post pages, assignments, quizzes, modules to multiple classes at creation and at editing.

Post pages, assignments, quizzes, modules to multiple classes at creation and at editing.

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Instead of selecting only one class at a time to copy to via Direct Share, select multiple classes at once just as when importing from Commons. Even better, allow for teachers to select posting to multiple other classes right at the beginning during the creation of  content and at editing.

Why make teachers select a single class to copy to, click copy and then have to repeat that 6 or 7 more times to copy the same assignment for the rest of the classes they need the assignment in? And while you are at it, why not set the creation of an original assignment, page, quiz, etc so that teachers can already select multiple other classes where to post it to just like EDSBY? That's is actually one of the main features why many teachers prefer EDSBY which is more intuitive and you can post easily and fast into the multiple classes you select right there during the original creation or editing.

Hopefully it doesn't take Canvas years to include the option to post pages, assignments, quizzes and modules to multiple classes right from its creation instead of all this frustrating workaround of having to unnecessarily click hundreds of extra times per day to accomplish such a simple task. 

They will tell you to create content somewhere else like in the Sandbox. Then find it listed, click on the right side dots, then click copy to, then select the single class you want to copy to, click to copy and then repeat for each of the rest of your classes. Or create it in the Sandbox, exported to commons, go to commons, click to import it back, select all the classes you want to import it to, but lose your due dates, so then you have to go into each class and edit each one of the dates of the item. I say, skip all that and simply include the option to select posting to multiple classes right from the beginning.

Thanks

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Stef_retired
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni
Status changed to: Open
 
Stef_retired
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni
Status changed to: Open

@update 

Thanks for sharing this idea. As it moves forward for broader discussion, keep in mind that many teachers who teach multiple courses of the same subject with the same content and due dates choose to cross-list those courses instead of maintaining six or seven different shells independently. This is not always a viable solution, but in the event it might work for you, check out the Cross Listing Overview video.

MrsDish
New Member

Yes, please--make it a one-stop-shop to create content and then publish it to any/all of our courses, just like the box that allows us to assign something to any/all of our students.

Copying things individually to individual courses takes too long.

Note, this conversation is essentially the same as https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Idea-Conversations/Copying-Assignments-to-Multiple-Classes/idi-p/...

AND the Commons/Blueprint courses solutions proposed in this "completed" thread are either too time-consuming or do not work for teachers who are creating courses as we go: https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Idea-Conversations/Adding-content-to-multiple-courses-at-one-time... 

Yes, Canvas already has work-arounds, but they're not EASY. Thanks!

MusicMarm
Community Member

This would save me so many hours of prep. Our Illuminate Ed gradebook allows this. Here's a screenshot, for example:

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RichardHowe
New Member

Please include the ability when you create an assignment to post it to multiple classes. This would be an easy fix. Come on Canvas, you can do this.