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Duplicate Activities or Resources in Your Moodle Course

It can be time-consuming to add Resources and Activities to a course. If you have multiple similar items in a course, you may find it helpful to use the Duplicate feature (Duplicate icon) that is available for each resource and activity. Duplication can be especially useful if you use the same Labels in each section. After duplicating an item, edit the settings and/or rearrange the items on the course page as needed.

Duplicate a Resource or Activity

  1. select Edit > DuplicateIn the menu bar at the top of your course page, select Turn editing on (green pencil icon pencil icon). Editing icons and links will appear.
  2. To the right of the Resource or Activity you wish to duplicate, select Edit, then select Duplicate icon Duplicate. The duplicated activity or resource will appear below the original activity or resource with "(copy)" appended to the name.
  3. To move the duplicated item to a new position, select and drag the Move (Moodle move icon) icon at the left of the item link. As you drag, Moodle will dim the items under the item you are dragging. Release the mouse to drop the item in a new location.
    Note: If you are using the Collapsed topics format, you cannot move an item into a closed section. Before moving the duplicated item, open the closed section by selecting the Section name.
  4. Edit the settings for the duplicated item. To the right of the duplicated item, select Edit, then select Edit settings. The Update Assignment page will open.
  5. On the Update Assignment page, rename the item and reconfigure any applicable settings such as the description, due date, or group settings.
    Note: If you have duplicated an activity such as a quiz or database, also open the duplicated item to update any configurations set from within the activity.

Duplicate an Entire Section

Moodle does not provide a tool for duplicating an entire section, but you can use the Mass Actions tool to duplicate all (or selected) items into a new empty section. For details, see The Mass Actions Block in Moodle.