Some institutions allow instructors, teaching assistants, and even students to make copies of media that have been published to a section. This means that users can generate their own copies of content to edit and share with other users as appropriate.
You may not see the Create copy option. If your administrator or instructor has disabled the ability to create copies, you will not see the create copy option in the class list icon menu. Furthermore, Students CANNOT create copies of interactive media from their course class lists.
Creating copies of content generates an exact duplicate of the item, including polling slides in copied presentations. The duplicate is now owned by the user who created the copy and it lives in their Library. The copy also includes any transcripts or closed captions that the original also had.
Copying can take some time for large files. The create copy feature simply makes a copy of the original, but generating this copy can take some time. While this is happening, the copy will appear to be in "processing" status, and you cannot view the copy until the copy process is complete.
To create a copy of a class-published media
- From the class list, find the item you want to make a copy of.
- Click the media icon to open the menu for that media.
The options available in the content menu depend on which type of content was selected, whether you are an instructor, teaching assistant, or student, and what features are enabled for the institution or section. The below figure is a video icon menu for a student.
- Select Create copy from the menu.
You will receive a confirmation flag at the bottom of the screen to note that the copy is being created.
After the copy is created, it appears in your Library. You are now the owner of the copy.
You may want to use the Edit details feature to rename the copy, which has a default name of "original_name (copy)".