How do I copy a course?

Copying a course can come in handy when you:

  • Need multiple versions of a similar course,

  • Need to create a new version of the course and change up the content.

Instead of creating the course again from scratch, it can simply be copied, and the content can be edited from within the new course.

 Note: If you would like separate cohorts of learners to go through a course together but do not need to change any course content, creating a new class within the same course would be a better alternative to a course copy.

How do I create a new class?

What is the difference between a class and a course?

More about classes here.

Go to Course Setup > Advanced and scroll down to the section titled Course Copy.

Fill out the text boxes:

Course Name:  Type the name you would like your new course to have.

Course URL: When you typed the Course name, the Course URL section has filled itself out.

If the URL is unique, the URL is approved, you will see a green tick.

If the URL already exists, you will get a red cross. Please try something else. (add a year, a number, underscores between words, etc)

 Note: Course URLs cannot be changed once created, however, the Course name can.

Institutions: If you are on an institution plan, you will be able to choose the institution from the drop-down.

 Note: You must be an admin within the institution to do this.


Click Create a New Copy and wait.

When a copy is successfully created, you will see a success pop-up with a button to go to the new course copy.  You will also receive an email notifying you the new course is created,

You will also be able to find the new copy on your course list.



If there is an error pop-up instead, please check to make sure you've entered the correct information and have the right permissions. If you've already tried everything and the error still occurs, please email us at support@openlearning.com for assistance.

 Please note that courses created via course copy will not automatically be listed in the OpenLearning Marketplace. If you would like a course to get listed in the Marketplace, you will need to submit it for review via Step 3 of the Setup Wizard.


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