Cobra Learning - Doing a Course Reset
Everyone has done it - copied the wrong course content in your current semester course. Let's go through what your options are for cleaning the old content out and restarting fresh.
One option that you have is to email CobraLearning@parkland.edu and request a course reset. What this will do is completely wipe your course out and reset it to an empty shell. This is likely the easiest way to do this and the quickest. HOWEVER, it is worth noting that this is NOT recoverable. Once it has been deleted, it cannot be restored. So, if you have any content that you have uploaded (i.e. updated syllabus, schedule, etc.), you'll want to download that first before requesting the reset. Otherwise...
If you have already done some work that you don't want to lose and decide NOT to do the course reset option, then you can go through manually and methodically and clean your course.
NOTE:this is what you could also do for duplicated course content.
First, on your homepage, click the dropdown next to the Announcements title and select Go to Announcements.
Then, (1) click on the box to select all announcements, (2) click Delete; and (3) click Yes to confirm.
Finally, confirm the "no announcements to display" message.
Next, go to (1) Content. Click on the (2) Table of Contents module, click the (3) dropdown arrow next to the Table of Contents title, and (4) select the Delete All Modules option.
In the next window, select to "permanently delete all modules, topics, and all associated files and activities from the course." This will ensure that all remnants of course content is deleted. Click Delete.
Once you select to delete, you'll be given a status of the content deletion process. This may take a bit of time, depending on the size of your course content.
Once the deletion of content is complete, you should get an "all clear" in the form of a "welcome to your course" message.
NOTE: this only removes the content and associated files. This process does NOT remove discussions, dropboxes, quizzes, or grades. Please see those sections below for guidance on deleting those items.
Next, go to Discussions. (If you don't use discussions, then you can skip to the next section). If you have forums, in which your topics/board reside, you can click the dropdown arrow next to the forum name and select the delete option.
You will get a confirmation screen to approve the deletion of the forum.
NOTE: deleting the forum will delete all of the topics in the forum. However, you have to delete each forum individually...there is no bulk delete option for forums.
Once you have deleted your forums and topics, you'll get a notice that you don't have any discussion topics available, confirming that your discussions have been deleted successfully.
Next, go to (1) Dropbox. (If you don't use dropboxes, then you can skip to the next section). Select the box at the top of the dropbox listings (2) then click More Actions (3) and select Delete (4).
You'll get a confirmation screen to delete all dropboxes and files. Click Delete.
After your dropboxes have been deleted, you'll get a notification that you have no dropbox folders.
Next, go to (1) Quizzes. (If you don't use quizzes, then you can skip to the next section). On the (2) Manage Quizzes tab, select all of the quizzes (3), click More Actions (4), and select Delete (5).
You'll get a confirmation screen for deleting the quizzes. Click Delete to continue.
Once the quizzes have been deleted, you'll get a confirmation notice that you have no quizzes.
Deleting quizzes will not delete the questions in the Question Library, so click on the Question Library tab (if you use the question library).
Check the boxes next to the folders and/or questions to be deleted and click the Delete link.
You'll get the confirmation screen for deleting the items, so click Delete.
Once you have deleted the question library questions, you'll get a notification that there are no folders or questions.
Next, go to (1) Grades. Select the More Actions button (2), and then click Delete (3).
NOTE: you must click the delete option BEFORE selecting the items to delete.
Also, note in the Association column whether any associations to items in the course still exist. If they do, then they will need to be disassociated before they can be deleted.
After you click the delete option, you will be able to select the items to be deleted. You can select all of them at once. Note that the item that had an association cannot be selected, therefore it cannot be deleted. Be sure to go back to where that item is to remove the grade association. Then, you can delete it.
Once you have selected Delete, you will get a confirmation screen for the deletion of the grade items.
After you have disassociated the items and selected all to be deleted, your gradebook will no longer contain any grade items. (Final Calculated/Adjusted Grade are system grade items and cannot be deleted).
Lastly, go to Course Admin > Manage Files. You CAN skip this step, but to ensure that your course is entirely empty, it is best to do this step as well.
Ensure that you are at the topmost level of the content files, click the box to select all content folders and files, then click the trash can icon.
You'll get a confirmation screen for deleting all of these items. Click Yes.
Once the screen refreshes, you should see the "this folder is empty" message confirming that all files have been deleted.
Other Course Tools
You might also have Intelligent Agents, Rubrics, and Checklists. These are covered below.
Click on Course Admin and Intelligent Agents.
This will give you the list of your intelligent agents in the course. Check the box to select all of the agents, then click Delete.
You'll get a confirmation screen for the deletion of the agents. Click Delete.
Once they have been deleted, you should see a "no intelligent agents found" message to confirm they have been deleted.
Click on Course Admin and Rubrics.
This will give you the list of your rubrics in the course. Check the box to select all of the rubrics, then click the trash can icon.
You'll get a confirmation screen for the deletion of the rubrics. Click Delete.
Once they have been deleted, you should see a "you haven't created any rubrics" message to confirm they have been deleted.
Click on Course Admin and Checklists.
This will give you the list of your checklists in the course. Click on the More Actions button, then click Delete.
Click the box to select all of the checklists and then click Delete Selected.
Once they have been deleted, you should see a "you haven't created any checklists" message to confirm they have been deleted.
Your course should now be totally empty and ready for you to copy new content into without duplication.
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