How can I copy a post?

Learn how to copy posts between Spaces

Alasdair McMillan avatar
Written by Alasdair McMillan
Updated over a week ago

Do you have a great post in one Space that you want to transfer into another? You can easily copy posts as a teacher or a student.

To copy a post:

  1. Click the menu button (three dots) at the bottom right of the post

  2. Select Copy Post - here you will see the post editing panel, with the contents of the post you are copying

  3. In the Post Details section, you have the option to edit the title, description, and attachments of the original post before creating the copy

  4. In the Post Selections panel, you have the following options:

    1. Under Post to you can select the Class and Space (Class, Group, or Individual) where you'd like to copy the post

    2. Under Post Type you can select either a Shared or Template Post (click here to learn more about this distinction)

    3. Under Students, select the student(s) you'd like to copy it to, or Entire Class

  5. For schools using the Portfolios add-on with SpacesEDU Pro, you additionally have the option to toggle between Classes and Portfolios at the top of the screen

    1. This allows you to copy posts from other spaces within a class into students' Portfolios

    2. With the Portfolios tab selected at the top of the screen, your options in the Post Selections panel will update to select the Portfolio and Section you'd like to copy the post to, rather than Class and Space

    3. Posts can only be copied to Portfolios for one student at a time

  6. Click Post at the top right when you're happy with all your selections

You have successfully copied a post! The copied post is treated as its own new post with visibility settings based on the space it is in.

Here are a few more things to keep in mind when copying posts:

  • Teachers can copy posts for any individual student in their class, and/or Entire Class posts

  • Students can only copy their own posts, and can only copy into spaces that they have access to post in.

    • Don't see the Copy Post option, or a particular space to select when copying? This means it's not your post, or you don't have access to create posts in that space.

  • Copied posts include all of the attachments and curriculum tags associated with the original post, but not any comments on the post.

  • Edits made to the copied post will not affect the original post

  • New comments added to the copied post will not be visible on the original post.

Looking to copy an Activity instead? Take a look at this article! Note that copying an Activity will not copy any posts that have been published from the existing activity.

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