Skip navigation links

Quick steps:

  • Select your course.
  • Click Course Admin.
  • Select Import/Export/Copy Components.
  • Click the radio button for Import Components.
  • Choose whether to import from a Learning Object Repository or from a backup .zip file you may have downloaded.
  • Click the Start button.
  • D2L will download the file and read the package; a green check mark will note success.
  • Click Continue.
  • Select the components you wish to import by checking the box.
  • Click Continue.
  • Components to Import will be displayed.
  • Click Continue.
  • Green check marks will indicate success.
  • Click Finish.
  • You will see a success message.
  • Click Done.

Read more:

You can import courses from a D2L export file using this tool. You can also import components created in other learning managements systems, provided by content vendors, or created in a content creation program (like Respondus). To import components, you must have a file containing the components in a format supported by the Import tool.

Course Copy is the preferred tool when copying a course from semester to semester because all elements of the course will be identical, minus student data. The export/import tools are useful when sharing a course with another instructor or importing to another system. Some of the elements lost in the import process that are not lost in the course copy process include: Release conditions, active Course Homepage, custom widgets, and active Theme.

MSU Documentation