Why might I need to copy a Pathway?
You can copy an existing Pathway and use this as a basis for a second course. This could be your own Pathway or one of our licensed Pathways (e.g. Governance Risk and Compliance content). When copying one of our pathways, you cannot amend the actual content within it, but you can do the following:
Add and remove activities
Top and tail with your own eCreator activities
Change the pass mark on assessments if you choose to copy the assessments
Change the activity settings
- Apply your own pathway theme
If we update our Governance Risk and Compliance content, the changes will be applied directly to your copied Pathway. The only exception to this is if we decide to remove an activity in one of our Pathways and replace it with a different one. If this is the case you will need to update your pathway accordingly by removing and updating the relevant activity. You may also need to maintain any copied assessments. Please read on for details of when and how to do this. Administrators will be notified of any changes or actions required via the Unicorn Blog.
How to copy a Pathway
Locate the Pathway you wish to copy and go into its administration area (see find content in Content Manager if you're unsure how to to this).
Click on the Details tab.
Click Copy below the text at the bottom of the page.
You will be presented with a popup window with several options.
Firstly, you can rename the copy of the Pathway to distinguish it from the original. If you enter a Suffix, this will be applied to the copy of the top-level parent Pathway and any child Pathways you choose to copy.
The new title example box shows you how the name of the copied Pathway(s) will appear.
Next, you can choose from 3 options regarding any Pathways contained within the Pathway (child Pathways). This option will only appear if the Pathway you are copying contains child Pathways.
You can also choose from 2 options regarding any Assessments within the Pathway.
The options are explained in detail below.
|Copy first level of child Pathways only||
This option will copy the first level of child Pathways only. You will be able to customise the copied child Pathway activity and assessment settings in the same way that you can with the parent Pathway.
The copied child Pathway(s) will only appear in the Activities tab of your main Pathway and not in Content Manager.
|Copy all levels of child Pathways||
This option will copy all levels of child Pathways, i.e. if you have a Pathway within a child Pathway, this will be copied as well. You will be able to customise the copied child Pathways activity and assessment settings in the same way that you can with the parent Pathway.
|Link to existing child pathways||
This option keeps a link to the original child Pathways so you won't be able to amend any of the activity or assessment settings of those child Pathways.
This radio button will copy any Assessments as well as the Pathway so you are able to edit the questions, increase the pass mark and set a number of attempts.
If you choose this option, the copy will need to be maintained manually by an Administrator if any amendments are made to the original Assessment (i.e. if questions are Retired in the original Assessment). Administrators are notified or Retired questions in the Unicorn Blog.
|Link to existing assessments||
This radio button will link to any existing Assessments and will not allow you to make any changes to the questions or settings.
No maintenance is required with this option - if the original Assessment is updated, the new Pathway will reflect these changes automatically.
Click on Continue to save the changes.
You will be taken to the Common Tasks area for your new Pathway where you will be able to carry out administration tasks as you would for any other Pathway, such as adding new Activities to it or assigning Users.
If you wish to change Activity settings, such as the roll-up settings or the order of Activities, please see the following guides: