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Create a Backup/Export of Your Course

Quick steps:

  1. Select your course.
  2. Click the Course Admin link.
  3. Click the Import/Export/Copy Components link.
  4. Click the radio button for Export Components.
  5. Click the Start button.
  6. Click Select All Components checkbox.
  7. Click the Continue button.
  8. Confirm Components to Export.
  9. Click the Continue button.
  10. Files will show a green check mark if successfully exported.
  11. Click the Finish button.
  12. Click the link to download the .zip package to your desktop for backup. You cannot access this file at any other time than this step.
  13. Click Done.

You can export components from your course offering to a file. This allows you to reuse these components in another learning management system, including another D2L Learning Environment, or to store the components and then re-import them into another course offering or template at a later date.

Components are exported to an IMSCP-compliant zip file, a standard file format based on the IMS Content Packaging specification, meaning you should be able to reuse these components in any learning management system that supports this format.

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