LMS Update

Desire2Learn 

Preparing for the Purging of Courses in D2L (April 21, 2014)

Preparing for the D2L Upgrade (May 10, 2014)

What's New in D2L 10.3

Online Rooms (Blackboard Collaborate)

D2L Quickstart (PDF)

D2L FAQ

D2L Goes Mobile

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Instructional Design & Web Technologies Workshop Schedule

Instructional Design & Web Technologies department offers a wide variety of workshops. Please  let us know if you have a specific topic you would like covered!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Register via email at idwt@ship.edu. Please include the name and date of the workshop in your email.

We're available for individual consultations!

Need help? Please call and we will schedule a session with you.

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Exporting Course Materials

You can export components from your course offering to a file (zipped). User data is not exported. Associations between components will not be exported (for example, Quicklinks, links to grade items, release conditions, etc.).

The following components can be exported: 

  • checklists
  • competencies
  • content
  • course files
  • discussions
  • dropbox
 
  • external links
  • FAQ
  • glossary
  • grades (except calculated grade items)
  • navigation bar templates (not navigation bars)
  • news
 
  • question library
  • quizzes
  • calendar
  • self assessments
  • surveys
 

Export an Entire Course

  1. Click on the Edit Course link on the red navigation bar.
  2. Click on Import/Export/Copy components link.
  3. Select Export Components. Click on the Next button.
  4. Click on the Select All Components checkbox.
  5. Click on the Next button.
  6. The Confirm Export Selections page appears. This page lists all the components that are included in the export file along with the number of items selected for each component. You can change the items selected within a component by clicking Modify. This takes you to the Select Items page for that component.
  7. Click on the Next button to begin the export.
  8. The Export Course Components page is displayed, showing the export progress.
  9. When a component has been successfully exported, a green check mark appears beside it. If any component fails to export properly, a red X will appear beside it. Please call Donna at x3439 if a red X appears.
  10. When the process is finished, click Done.
  11. A final Export Summary page is displayed where you can download the export file.
  12. To download the file, click on the link that says Click here to download the export Zip package. Choose a location to save the file and save it.

Export components

  1. Click on the Edit Course link on the red navigation bar.
  2. Click on Import/Export/Copy components link.
  3. Select Export Components. If you want to include any files associated with components, select Include course files in the export package. Click Next.
  4. Select the components you want to export using the check box next to each component.
  5. To export only certain items from a component, choose Select individual items to export. This allows you to select, for example, individual quizzes, FAQ sections, dropbox folders, etc.
  6. When you are finished selecting components, click Next.
  7. If you chose “Select individual items to export” for any component in the previous step, the Select Items page appears. This page lists all of the items and any sub-items contained in the current component. (For example, on the Select Dropbox Items page, you will see all of the dropbox folders and categories.)
  8. Select the individual items and sub-items you want to export and click Next.
  9. To view sub-items, click the + icon next to an item or click Expand All at the top of the list. Not all components have sub-items.
  10. Repeat the previous step for any other components for which you chose “Select individual items to export.” The Confirm Export Selections page appears. This page lists all the components that are included in the export file along with the number of items selected for each component. You can change the items selected within a component by clicking Modify. This takes you to the Select Items page for that component.
  11. Click Next to begin the export.
  12. The Export Course Components page is displayed, showing the export progress.
  13. When a component has been successfully exported, a green check mark appears beside it. If any component fails to export properly, a red X will appear beside it.
  14. When the process is finished, click Done.
  15. A final Export Summary page is displayed where you can download the export file.
  16. To download the file, click on the link that says Click here to download the export Zip package. Choose a location to save the file and save it.

Note: If you do not download the file from this screen, it is lost. You cannot download it later.