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How do I link to or copy content from another course?

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Ryan Richins
  • Agilix team member

During the summer of 2017, we released a new Buzz UI, giving you the same features and functionality with a cleaner, simpler user experience!

Until all users have switched to the new UI, our Help Center articles will include information for both. 

Click the header below that aligns with the Buzz UI version you are using (Old UI or New UI); if you don't know which version you are using, review the differences and/or contact your system admin or Agilix account manager.

Old UI

Sharing approved content between courses and teachers is easy with Buzz.

Enable a course to be shared

If you have permission to borrow content from another course, the owner of that course (teacher, course author, etc.,) may have to enable that access for you. To do so, they would:

  1. Open the Editor and click Settings in the toolbar.
  2. Check the Include course in subscriber search index box under Options in the General tab.  
  3. Save.
Enable a course to be shared
Access shared course

Copying content between courses not only saves you from having to recreate identical activities, but it also allows you to easily collaborate with colleagues.

To use content from another course:

  1. Open the Editor for the course you want to copy content into.
  2. Select and expand the folder you want to add content to.
  3. Click the Add to ... button at the bottom of the folder and select Library.
Access shared course
  1. Select the domain from which you want to copy content; to browse content from your own courses, select your domain.
  2. Select the desired items and folders.
  3. Once you’ve selected all of the content, you can select:
    • Create Link to allow the items to be accessed, but not edited in the new course. Linked content reflects updates made to the content source.
    • Create Copy to create a static copy of the content. Copied content is fully editable, but receives no updates.

Tips

  • Using the Create Link option can save significant time when revising activities; simply, build the activity once, create links to other courses, and every revision is automatically reflected.
New UI

Sharing approved content between courses and teachers is easy with Buzz.

Enable a course to be shared

If you have permission to borrow content from another course, the owner of that course (teacher, course author, etc.,) may have to enable that access for you. To do so, they would:

  1. Open the Editor and click Settings in the toolbar.
  2. Check the Include course in subscriber search index box on the Publisher options card.  
  3. Save.
Enable a course to be shared
Access shared course

Copying content between courses not only saves you from having to recreate identical activities, but it also allows you to easily collaborate with colleagues.

To use content from another course:

  1. Open the Editor for the course you want to copy content into.
  2. Select and expand the folder you want to add content to.
  3. Click the Add to ... button at the bottom of the folder and select Library.
Access shared course
  1. Select the domain from which you want to copy content; to browse content from your own courses, select your domain.
  2. Select the desired items and folders.
  3. Once you’ve selected all of the content, you can select:
    • Link to Activity to allow the items to be accessed, but not edited in the new course. Linked content reflects updates made to the content source.
    • Copy Activity to create a static copy of the content. Copied content is fully editable, but receives no updates.

Tips

  • Using the Create Link option can save significant time when revising activities; simply, build the activity once, create links to other courses, and every revision is automatically reflected.

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Celeste Robichaux

I have followed this process but cannot access the course materials I am looking for.  I subscribed to the course, and still cannot see the course in the library.  The course I am trying to copy into is course ID 46690621.  I am trying to copy from course ID 25066892.  Where am I going wrong?

Celeste

Brad Marshall
  • Agilix team member

Hey Celeste, I will have the support team look into this for you. 

Brian Williams
  • Agilix team member

Hello Celeste!

 Within the course settings, enabling the setting "Include course in subscriber search index" box under Sharing resolved not being able to search course content.

 For the future, Agilix has added documentation regarding turning on that setting as a necessary step at the top of this document page to assists users with sharing course content. 

 

 Thank you for bringing this to Agilix's attention! 

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