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Importing and Exporting Content

To access the Import feature, click on the Edit Course hyperlink in the default course navigation bar.

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D2L supports the copying, importing, and exporting of course content. Commonly, textbook publishers and other learning resource materials companies will provide instructors with course content. This content can be easily imported into your course using the Import utility found within the Import/Export/Copy Components tools. When importing a file, it is important to avoid unzipping or decompressing the import file. The import feature can accept only .ZIP files.


Importing External Content (.ZIP files)

Importing External Content (.ZIP files)

  1. From the Course Administration menu click Import/Export/Copy Components.

    Image of the course administration menu with import/export/copy components selected.

  2. Click the Import option radio button and then click Browse.

    Image of the import/export/copy compnents tool with the Import option selected.

  3. Select your zip file (do not unzip the file).

    Image of a windows explorer window with a ZIPfile selected.

  4. Click Start.

    Imafe of the Start button to being the import process

  5. Once D2L has processed the file, click Continue.

    Image of the preprocessing screen with the continue button selected.

  6. You’ll then need to select the quiz , question library, and/or other content. Then, click Continue.

    Image of the Select components to import screen

  7. Click Finish to complete the importing process.
Exporting Course Content

Exporting Course Content ( Creating .ZIP files)

You can export your course content in order to create a backup of your course. Additionally, you may need to export content in order to import the same content into a separate course or other instance of D2L.

 

  1. From the Course Administration menu click Import/Export/Copy Components.

    Image of the course administration menu with import/export/copy components selected.

  2. Click the Export option radio button, ensuring that the Course Files checkbox is also marked, and then click Start.

    Image of the import/export/copy compnents tool with the Export option selected.

  3. Select the course components you would like to export by selecting the checkbox(es). Optionally, you may select to export you entire course by choosing the Select All option. After you have selected all of the components you want to export, click Continue.
    Image of the Select Course Matierlas screen.


  4. Once D2L has processed the file, click Finish.

    Image of the export components confirmation screen

  5. You’ll then need to download the file generated by the export process. To do so, click the hyperlink labeled Click here to download the export Zip package. The file will be saved in your default Downloads location. 

    Image of the export summary screen with the zip package hyperlink and the done button selected

  6. Click Done to complete the export process.

 

 

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