Many faculty don't realize they can always request a "template
course site." Unlike each semester's courses, these template
sites do not disappear. Like your practice test course, they are
always available. They serve as a great place to work on building your
courses over time, as well as a great place to keep track of resources
or ideas that you might use in the future. Once a new semester
arrives, the content from your template site can be copied into the
new term's site.
If there's a particular reason to, you can even have additional
template sites (e.g. for courses that get team taught, different
template sites for an online versus face-to-face course).
can use this Service Portal request form to request as many
template sites as you need. The form will also ask you to identify
other faculty that might need shared access to your template.