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How do I view the sync history for a blueprint course as an instructor?

How do I view the sync history for a blueprint course as an instructor?

If you are enrolled in a blueprint course as an instructor, you can sync blueprint content changes to associated courses. Once a sync has been made in a blueprint course to associated courses, the sync is recorded in the Sync History page. You can view Sync History to view prior syncs and details about the sync.

The Sync History page records the last five syncs to the blueprint course.


  • Associated courses display the latest blueprint sync information in Course Settings.
  • If sync history shows no sync details, the blueprint course was being synced to an associated course by an admin. The sync history for association syncs show the date and time the sync was made but no additional details are included.

Open Course

Open Course

In Global Navigation, click the Courses link [1], then click the name of the course [2].

Open Sync History

In the Course Home Page, click the Blueprint sidebar tab [1], then click the Sync History link [2].

Note: You can access the Blueprint sidebar from any Course Navigation page.

View Sync History

The Sync History page shows information about the last five syncs to the blueprint course. The page displays the date and time of the sync [1] and the number of changes [2].

If a message was included as part of the notification, the message is displayed above the list of synced changes [3].

For a course association made by an admin, sync history will show the date and time the sync was made but no details will be included related to the sync.

View Sync Details

The Sync History page shows the specific content that has been synced. Each content object shows the synced status of the object (locked or unlocked) [1], the name of the content item [2], the content change [3], the content object type [4], and whether or not the sync was applied [5].

Content changes can be created, updated, or deleted. Updated changes indicate any change to existing content.

View Sync Exceptions

The Sync History page may show items with a sync exception. Exceptions occur when content is not synced because the content was modified in an associated course before the blueprint course was synced.

An exception is noted by the Exception indicator [1], which includes the number of exceptions.

To view which course(s) had an exception, click the arrow icon next to the name of the content item [2]. The expanded details show the term and the name of the course.

Close Sync History

Close Sync History

When you are finished viewing the Sync History page, click the Done button.


I'm not sure how the exceptions work. Shouldn't the page in the master/blueprint override the content in the course it is copied to? Is there a work around? How can I correct this?

Hi @Cwertheimer

Good question! When an instructor makes changes to an unlocked object in their associated course, those changes are not overwritten with a blueprint course sync. These course items that are not synced are exceptions to the blueprint sync. You can lock unlocked objects at any time and re-sync to overwrite any edits made by the instructor. (You can learn more about this in the lesson How do I lock course objects in a blueprint course as an admin? )

Hopefully this clarifies the behavior. Please reach out if you have more questions. 



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