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How do I create and manage my domain courses?

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Ryan Richins
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You can create a course by copying one that already exists, or you can create a new one from scratch or from a course template.

Copy an existing course

  1. Open Courses from the Main Menu to manage courses in your domain.
  2. Click New.
Copy an existing course
  1. Choose one of the following tabs:
    • Copy From Your Domain
    • Copy Shared Course
  2. Provide the Original Course name or ID of the course you are copying.  
  3. Choose the type of copy you want to create. Buzz limits the types of copies users can make based the state of the course they are copying, and provides a recommended default (see the Course copy limitations section). You might see any of the following options:
    • A Static Copy is an exact copy of the chosen course. Choose this option when you want to create an independent copy of a course. Changes made to the copied course, known as the Master Course, have no impact on a Static Copy after it is made.
    • A Derivative Child Copy is an exact copy of the Master Course and inherits changes to the Master. This option works best when you are copying a course with only content and no students enrolled because, once a Derivative Child Copy is made, you can no longer access student enrollment information in the Master Course.
    • A Derivative Sibling Copy is an exact copy of a Derivative Child Course that continues to inherit changes to all unaltered elements of the Master Course. This option works best when you want to make a copy of an active course in which students are enrolled because, after making a Derivative Sibling Copy, you can still access the student enrollment information in the Master Course.
  4. Provide Title, Term, and, if you have multiple roles in the domain, the Role you want to have in the course.
  5. Specify the course's date range. All course activities must be completed by the End Date; your students have read-only access for two weeks after that date. If you want Continuous enrollments, check the box and specify for how many days you want the course to run.
  6. Click Create.

Create a new course

  1. Open Courses from the Main Menu to manage courses in your domain.
  2. Click New.
Create a new course
  1. Select the Create New tab.
  2. Choose a course Template from the dropdown menu (if enabled) to bring over everything from that template. A template is selected by default, so select (Blank) if you don't want to use one.
  3. Provide Title, Term, and, if you have multiple roles in the domain, the Role you want to have in the course.
  4. Specify the course's date range. All course activities must be completed by the End Date; your students have read-only access for two weeks after that date. If you want Continuous enrollments, check the box and specify for how many days you want the course to run.
  5. Click Create.

Course copy limitations

Buzz limits the types of copies users can make based on the state of the course they are copying. This table outlines which states allow users to make which types of copies. (To learn more about copy types, review How do Master and Derivative Courses work?.)

Static copies Sibling copies Child copies
The copied course has a Master and student enrollments X X
The copied course has a Master and no student enrollments X X X
The copied course has no Master and has student enrollments X
The copied course has no Master and no student enrollments X X

Manage existing courses

From the Courses tool, you can:

  1. Delete a course by checking its box and clicking Delete; check multiple boxes to delete more than one at a time.
  2. Import courses using tab-delimited or comma-separated files.
  3. Use Bulk Update to make permanent changes to their:
    • Fields, including Term, Type (continuous/range), number of Days running, Start Date, or End Date.
    • Template settings, including General Course-Grade View, Grade Scales, Grading Categories, Grading Periods, Options, Enrollment Completion, Formative Assessment, and/or Remediation Assessment.
  4. Click Edit in a course's column to make changes.
Manage existing courses

Editing existing courses

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Tips

  • If you want to make changes to the content of a Derivative Course's Master, open the Curriculum Map in the Derivative and choose the Master from the Course Chooser. This way, your changes are inherited by all Derivatives.

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