Duplicating a Team with existing files and content (creating a template course)
It would be nice to be able duplicate files and content as well from a previous Team (something that can be done now on Google Classroom). As it is now, one can duplicate a Team but is an empty shell. Having the possibility to duplicate all the files and other materials (minus students and assignments) could help curriculum managers create course templates for their teachers. This would speed up the Team creation process, especially for those courses that are frequently repeated within one academic year and for those colleges that have hundreds of short courses that repeat every term.
Martin Fletcher commented
I don't want a new Team that is based on a previous Team to have the resources added to it when the Team is created. Some of the courses that I deliver run for 2 years with the final exams at the end of the 2 year period. I have now created a "Master" Team (it has taken almost 18 months to get right) which has the correct Channel structure all files that are needed for the course and links to external resources. In addition, the OneNote for this Team is also complete and includes notes and activities. The recent developments in OneDrive means that I can copy content from one SharePoint Library to another Library thus giving the students the files as and when the time is right. As each of my Class Teams has their own OneNote I am also able to distribute content to them, again, as and when the time is right.
The biggest issue for my teachers is they have spent work creating assignments with lots of great detail, and they are going to have to re-create all of the details for these assignments next year. Having a template where the assignments could "live" and be re-used even when we archive/delete teams once the semester/year is over.