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carolpeabody
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bulk publishing and unpublishing of modules, assignments, files

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Is it possible to publish all the assignments and all the files within a module at the same time, or to publish or unpublish all the modules within a course at the same time?

I've recently copied a course's contents into a new course, and am trying to unpublish everything.  Is it necessary to click on the unpublish button for each individual item or is there a more efficient way of getting this accomplished?

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Renee_Carney
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 @carolpeabody  

I'm sorry you didn't get a super quick answer on this.  And  @twassmer  I hope this will help you as well.

How do I use Draft State in Modules? is the guide that covers publishing and unpublishing modules.  I believe this specific section is what you are looking for clarity on?  

Please be aware that the status of the Module overrides the state of module items. If an item is published within an unpublished module, students cannot view the item on the Modules page but they can still view the published items in other areas of Canvas.

If you are seeking more advanced features in module publishing and unpublishing you may want to comment or vote on https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/6173-publish-unpublish-all-option 

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carolpeabody
Community Member

So, I am guessing the answer is "No"?  Is this something anyone else would find useful?

twassmer
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I would also appreciate this. It is quite a long list of assignments that I do not all want to be published when I publish the course.

I would also appreciate a less tedious way of unpublishing a large number of items within a module without having to visit each individually with multiple key clicks for each and every one of them. Some along the notion of a multiple disjoint select, then unpublish those selected items. It's too easy to publish everything within a module with a single click (publish the module); less easy to undo that.

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Renee_Carney
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Community Team

 @carolpeabody  

I'm sorry you didn't get a super quick answer on this.  And  @twassmer  I hope this will help you as well.

How do I use Draft State in Modules? is the guide that covers publishing and unpublishing modules.  I believe this specific section is what you are looking for clarity on?  

Please be aware that the status of the Module overrides the state of module items. If an item is published within an unpublished module, students cannot view the item on the Modules page but they can still view the published items in other areas of Canvas.

If you are seeking more advanced features in module publishing and unpublishing you may want to comment or vote on https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/6173-publish-unpublish-all-option 

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