If you're a new instructor, then transferring your announcements, or at least a template of them, from semester to semester is a great idea you may want to consider. If you're a veteran who likes to carry over their announcements from semester to semester, then you will want to pay attention.
In I-Learn 3, when you go to transfer your announcements, you're copying and pasting them from the old course to the new one or to a Word document. Whether you are copying them in the visual editor or html editor, you will encounter the same bug with images and video notes.
The Problem With Transferring Images
As an instructor, you can copy your past announcements and paste them in your next semester announcements. It will appear as if all is well, but the images you placed in a course last semester are hosted in that past course. Your current students will not have access to those images or be able to see them. If you wish to transfer images so current students can see them, you should save the images separately to upload in the new announcement.
The Problem With Video Notes
Video notes have a similar issue as pictures. They are hosted in the course they were made in, and just copying and pasting the announcement text will not carry them over to the new course. However, you can transfer a video note made in a previous course to a new course. Simply follow these instructions for transferring video notes.
What Doesn't Have Problems
*Embedded videos, **external hyperlinks, and text. These items, if copied and pasted, will transfer over to your new course as long as the original video or hyperlink is still active. To test this, simply click on the hyperlink or watch the embedded video to see if it still works. If so, then it will transfer when you copy and paste.
*Embedded videos are videos that come from another, 3rd-party source such as YouTube or Kaltura and play within your course.
**External hyperlinks are links that connect to places outside of I-Learn 3. Internal links are links that connect within your course, for example, to a content instruction page or discussion board. Internal links will not work if simply copied and pasted from one semester's course to another.