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Help Canvas page overwrites all copies of the copied page to the latest page edit. in all locations

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I have a Canvas "page" that was part of an imported course template.  One particular page has been copied into several modules.  Although the page title is different for each copied/duplicated page, whenever any of the copied page is updated, ALL copies of the page are overwritten to the latest change.

I kept thinking I was crazy and that I had made changes to a specific page only to see the page was different seconds later.  It doesn't matter which page I edit, all of the pages though in different modules are overwritten to the latested page edit.

I looked through the HTML code and I don't know about code, but no obvious embedded problem code.

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Hi, @mark_johnson702,

The Copy to feature is mostly used when copying content to another course or sending content to another instructor. According to How do I copy a page to another course?, "If you copy the same page to the same course more than once, the page you previously copied will be overwritten with the newly copied page." To get around this, you could duplicate the page instead and you can make changes to those duplicates without it effecting the others. 

Naomi

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Hi, @mark_johnson702,

The Copy to feature is mostly used when copying content to another course or sending content to another instructor. According to How do I copy a page to another course?, "If you copy the same page to the same course more than once, the page you previously copied will be overwritten with the newly copied page." To get around this, you could duplicate the page instead and you can make changes to those duplicates without it effecting the others. 

Naomi

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Thank you Naomi, thank you for. your response and information.

Let me know if you have an answer to the following.

I've noticed that you have to remove a quiz from a module copied from one course to another to be able to duplicate v copy within the course.

Do you know what kind of events or modifications to a Module that makes duplicating it within the course no longer an option and it can only be copied as a whole module while parts within the module can still be duplicated?

I made modifications to a dupliated module and could then no longer duplicate versus copy.

Thanks for any information.

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Hi @mark_johnson702,

Apologies for the late response! According to How do I duplicate a module item?, "External links, quizzes, headers, and files cannot be duplicated individually. However, they can be duplicated as part of duplicating an entire module. Quizzes created using the classic Canvas quiz tool cannot be duplicated."

Naomi