We have created a new plugin called "Course templates".
Goal of the plugin is:
- Easily let users (with appropriate rights, e.g. admins) create courses based on course templates
- Provide an easy way to duplicate courses
- Make the creation of new courses more efficient
How it works (the 2 main steps for creating new courses):
The plugin is freely available (GPL)
We are in the process of submitting the plugin to the moodle.org plugin database.You can also find the download link to the plugin here (you need to create an user account) : http://www.emeneoplugins.chocolatelms.com/