You may want to duplicate a particular activity in your course instead of recreating it over and over again. For example, you might have 5 videos to share. By duplicating the activity, all you will have to change is the name and link to the video. It is much quicker.
1. Login to your course and turn on editing in the top right-hand corner.
2. Click on "add activity" in the bottom right-hand side of the topic week (*note, if you are duplicating an existing item, skip to step 4).
3. Choose the activity that you want to create and click "add."
4. Click on the duplicate icon (shown in figure 1 below).
4. Click on the duplicate icon.
5. You will be given the choice to continue or cancel. You want to continue.
6. You will then be given the choice to edit the activity or return to the course. If you want to work on it immediately, choose edit now.
7. The name of the item that you duplicated will be automatically populated in the name field. This is great if you are only changing the number (e..g. Ch. 8, Ch 9., Ch. 10). So make sure that you change the name (see figure 2).
***Save your changes.
Add the content
8. Add the content and be sure to check the box if you want the students to see the description.
9. If you have a lot of data to add, you may want to expand the text field so it is easier for you to read. Figure 3 shows you how.
Expand the text field
10. In the lower right-hand side of the text field, you will notice three small diagonal lines in the corner. Placing the mouse over the lines, clicking and dragging your mouse down and to the right will expand the box.
If you quickly click your mouse on the duplicate icon you can add more than one item at a time. For example, if you click it 8 times very quickly, you will get 8 pages of that item. The duplication process works the same for every possible activity. This is especially helpful if you have certain settings for your activity.
*Note-if you have a date range created in the first activity, it will be copied into the other activities so be sure to change the dates if this applied to you.