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Copying a FlatWorld Homework Assignment/Exam (Instructor)
Copying a FlatWorld Homework Assignment/Exam (Instructor)

This article provides Instructors with directions on how to copy an existing assignment into a current or new course.

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Written by Zack McWade
Updated over a week ago

*Please note that Exams are only available when using certain titles.

The Copy Assignment/Exam feature can be used to copy assignments within your current Homework course, or into a new Homework Course for the a new semester. You will need to log into FlatWorld and navigate to the Homework Site, where you will select your course. You can also copy assignments in your Learning Management System through the FlatWorld Homework tool. 

Click the +New button, and select Copy Assignment or *Copy Assignment/Exam from the dropdown.

The next page will bring you to the Copy Assignment options.

  1. The Course dropdown menu allows you to choose the course from which you would like to copy an assignment. You can choose any course on which you are listed as an educator.

  2. Once you have selected a course, the Assignment dropdown menu allows you to select an assignment to copy.

  3. Once you have chosen an assignment, you will be shown a preview of the assignment questions.

When you are done, click Copy. The copied assignment will then save as a draft, open, and you will be taken to Step 1 of the assignment creation process. 

*Please note: the assignment dates will need to be changed on the copied assignment as they will retain the start and due dates from the original course.

You can make any desired changes to the assignment, save the assignment as a draft if you plan to make future edits, or you can just head straight to publish.

LMS-Integrated Homework Course (Blackboard, Brightspace/D2L, Canvas, Moodle)

*Please note: We generally recommend copying assignments individually, as opposed to a course copy. If you encounter any issues with a copied assignment or course, please reach out to our Customer Service Team through our website live chat.

Copying assignments through your LMS-integrated Homework course works similarly to copying assignments in our standalone Homework system.

First, navigate to the Homework tool within your course as you would normally (Blackboard, Brightspace/D2L, Canvas, Moodle). Once you have opened the FlatWorld Homework tool within your LMS, click on the +New button in the Homework window.

Instead of selecting the Create Blank Assignment or Quick Create option, click on Copy Assignment. Use the Course and Assignment dropdown menus to select the assignment you are copying to your course.

After selecting the assignment, click on the Copy button. From here, you will be able to select your settings for the assignment. You can then Publish and Embed the assignment onto your LMS.


Q: Can I copy assignments from a standalone Homework course to an LMS-integrated Homework course (or vice versa?)

A: Yes, you can copy assignments from a standalone course to an LMS-integrated course, or vice versa, as long as both courses use the same title and edition of a book and you are listed as an Instructor for both courses.

Q: What if I'm updating the edition of my book for an upcoming course?

A: Please reach out to your designated representative, or our Customer Service Team so we can help update the course textbook for you.

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