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Copy To ignores active course dates in past terms

Copy To ignores active course dates in past terms

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When using the copy to feature, active courses by course date will not appear if they are in a term in the past even when the "Students can only participate in the course between these dates" option is selected to override term dates.

Expected Behavior

Instead it should show the course based on course dates when overriding term dates.


Open the term.

Steps to Reproduce


  1. Create a term in the past and a term in the present

  2. Create a course in each term and publish both

  3. In the course with the past term set the course dates to active and override term dates

  4. In the course in the present term create a page or other shareable content

  5. Add the same teacher to both courses

  6. As the teacher select the copy to option on the page in the active course and try to select the past course only to see it is not appearing in your options


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