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Intro to Content Replication
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Replicating (copying content) from one course to another is an efficient way to create and manage course creation and updates, without having to re-create or re-import content from scratch! 

You can replicate content from one course to another, or from a bank course into an associated course. 

Note: When replicating content from a bank, the replicated content is linked to the bank. 


Follow the steps below to replicate content and check out Helpful Replication Tips below to make the process seamless. 


The Replicator Cart allows BluePrint users to copy aspects of a course gradually. You can add content and/or structural components to this cart and replicate them within the existing course or across courses. In short, this feature makes it easy to create new courses from existing ones. We recommend using the replicator cart when creating multiple courses that should include the same or similar content to help save you time and work more efficiently. 


You can clone:

  • Lessons

  • Flashcards

  • Questions

  • Tests

  • Passages

  • Categories (Lesson, Flashcard, Question)

  • Study Tasks

  • Study Task Groups

  • Full Courses



Clearing the Replicator Cart

Before replicating content, it's important to make sure the replicator cart is empty. This way, you do not replicate/clone any additional content by accident.


To clear the cart:

  1. Log into BluePrint

  2. Click Courses

  3. Click the Name of the Desired Course you wish to replicate content from

  4. Click Replicator Cart on the Left Navigation Menu

  5. Review what's in your cart and click Clear Cart on the upper right to proceed


Once the cart is clear, you are ready to begin the replication process.


  1. In your existing course, click the content section you wish to replicate on the left. This could be Flashcards, Lessons, etc.

  2. Check the box(es) next to the content you want to replicate on the left.

    NOTE: For pieces of content that allow you to select a view (grid or tree) choose GRID view to display selectable checkboxes. 

  3. Click Replicate at the top, middle of your screen.

  4. The Replicator Cart will open with options that you can choose from. Note: The options for replication will be different based on what content you choose to replicate.
    Example: If you connected questions to this new lesson, you’ll want to bring over those connections. You can also bring over any study tasks and groups you built with your new content.
  5. Once you have finished selecting your replication options, click Add to Cart on the lower right. 
  6. Navigate back to the left menu options and click Replicator Cart
  7. The content you selected should be in the list. 
  8. If the content is what you’re trying to add to new courses, click Replicate.
  9. On the next screen you will be asked to select a destination for your replicated course content. Use the dropdown box to select the appropriate course.
  10. Once finished, click Replicate.
  11. Clear the Replicator Cart to ensure the cart is empty for your next replication. 


Replicating a Complete Course

Before you run a full course replication, make sure that your course is built. This ensures that you will clone your course with all your most recent changes made in BluePrint. Additionally, if you have custom styling, replicating will replicate all custom content styling for you convenience. Any feature access configurations and all uploaded materials will be replicated over to your new course.


To Replicate a Complete Course:

  1. In BluePrint, click the name of the course you would like to replicate.

  2. Click the Replicate Course button on the top right-hand side of the screen

  3. This will open the Full Course Replication window.

  4. Type in the name of the new course in the Destination field

  5. Select your desired course replication options. These options include whether or not the new course should keep a relationship to the original course and what course data should be cloned. Note that Associated Course option is only displayed when replicating a bank course. 

  6. Scroll to the bottom of the window and press Replicate.

  7. You will receive an email with the new Course ID when it’s completed.


Replicator Log

Similar to the Activity Log, the Replicator Log allows you to view all the replicate activity by Source Content (e.g., Questions, Lessons, Exams, etc.). You can also use filters to further drill down results. 


Helpful Replication Tips

  • We suggest having two browser tabs open: One with the course for the source material and another with the destination course. Double check course IDs. This will make navigation through the replication process more efficient.
  • Replication works based on the last build (published changes) version of each item.  If you are not sure if your saved changes have been published to the Webapp, check the Activity Log and, if needed, publish changes before you start replicating content. 
  • After the replication process completes, make sure you make any necessary changes to names of categories, subcategories, study tasks and study task groups in your destination courses.
  • Remember that all changes made via replication into your destination course will not appear to the user until you publish the changes. 
  • Connections between questions and lessons can be replicated over only if both the lessons and questions are replicated. If only the questions (or questions attached to a test) are moved over from one course to another, the connections will be broken. Copy over lessons and connected questions together so that you don't need to manually add connections later. 
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