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Exporting and Archiving a Course

Create backups of course content and student information.

About Exporting and Archiving Courses

Archiving a course creates a permanent record of a course including all the content and user interactions available at the time the archive is created.

Exporting a course creates a package of course content that can later be imported into the same course or a different course. Unlike Archive Course, Export Course does not include any user interactions. It only includes Content, Settings, and Tools. You must have Manage Permissions on these files in order to make copies of them or to re-link them when copied.

Exporting or Archiving Course Content

  1. Go to Control Panel > Packages and Utilities > Export/Archive Course.
  2. Click Export or Archive.
  3. Complete page options.
  4. Click Submit.

Export and Archive packages are saved as a .ZIP files. Exporting or Archiving a Course does not remove it from the system.

After the selections for Export or Archive are submitted, the system creates the Export or Archive package. When the package is complete, an email alert is sent to the instructor.

After the email is received,

  1. Go to Control Panel > Packages and Utilities > Export/Archive Course.
  2. Click on the export or archive package.
  3. Save the file to the local computer.

Do not unzip an Export or Archive package or remove files from the package, otherwise the package will not import correctly.

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