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Copy and Move Content

Copying an item or a folder creates an exact replica of that item or folder. The item or folder can be copied to the same location or a new location. The name of the item or folder remains the same if it is copied to a different location. If the copy is placed in the same folder as the original item or folder, the copy is named “Copy of (file name)" followed by the file or folder name.

If the name of the copied item or folder matches the name of an item or folder in the destination location, the Content Collection will prompt a user to confirm an overwrite.

You can select multiple items and folders for copying, making it easy to share content between folders. This is especially useful when teaching different sections of the same course. Each section can have its own folder for different sets of users, but they will start the course with the same content.

Moving folders and items removes the folders and items from the current location and stores them in a new location. You can select multiple items and folders for moving, making it easy to transport large batches of content to new locations.

Permissions

The following table labels which permission is necessary for each action. To learn more, see Granting Permissions.

Necessary Permissions
Permission Needed Action
Read Copy and Move
Write Copy and Move
Delete Move

How to Copy a Content Item or Folder

  1. Navigate to the folder that holds the items or folders to be copied.
  2. Select the check box next to the items or folders to be copied.
  3. Click Copy.

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  4. Enter the path to the destination folder to store the copy of the item or folder including the name of the item or folder or click Browse to locate and select the destination folder.
  5. Select the check box to replace any folders or items in the destination that share the same name as any folders or items that are moved into the destination.
  6. Click Submit.

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How to Move an Item or Folder

  1. Navigate to the folder that holds the items or folders to be moved.
  2. Select the check boxes next to the items or folders to be moved.
  3. Click Move.

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  4. Type the path to the destination folder to store the item or folder or click Browse to locate and select a folder.
  5. Select the check box to replace any folders or items in the destination that share the same name as any folders or items that are moved into the destination.
  6. Click Submit.

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