Creating a Course Export File (Both Campuses)

Both Campuses

A course export file makes a copy of all of the course content (teaching materials, assignments, quizzes, etc.). Export files can be imported into any course shell by an instructor. They are most commonly used to move course content from one course into another.

How to create an Export File of an eLearning Course

  1. First, navigate into the course you'd like to create the export file for.

  2. On the course menu to the left, under Control Panel, choose Packages and Utilities >> Export/Archive Course


  3. On the Export/Archive Course page you will see two buttons. Click the button that says Export Package.


  4. On the Export Course page, choose the following options under File Attachments:

    • Course Files Default Directory: Copy links and include copies of the files in the course default directory

    • Files Outside of the Course Default Directory: Copy links and include copies of the files outside of the course default directory


  5. Under the Select Course Materials area, click the Select All button, or select specific materials to include.

  6. Click the Submit button at the bottom of the page. 

    • Upon clicking Submit, you will be shown a success message at the top of your screen letting you know that you will receive an email when the process is complete. Please be sure you receive this email before continuing.

  7. Once the backup is complete, return to the Export/Archive course page where you will now see a .zip file listed with a timestamp that matches when the process was run. Right click on the .zip file name and choose Save Link As. (The phrasing may be different if you're using a browser other than Chrome.)

    • Be sure you right click on the name of the file. Right clicking on the blank white space around the file name won't result in the correct prompt, and neither will using the small drop down menu beside the file name. 


  8. Save the file to a location on your computer where you will be able to find it later. (Suggestion: consider saving the file to your RCSJ Microsoft OneDrive account.)

Note: Do not attempt to click on the file to open it. This type of file can only be used to import into another eLearning course. 

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