How To: Backup Course Components

How To:  Back Up Course Components



As D2L is now hosted by a central server, each campus does not have the capability to perform system back on a periodic basis. Instructors are strongly encouraged to perform course backup to avoid possible data loss.

Back Up Instructions:

To back up your course or course components, do the following:

Select Edit Course from the navigation bar.
Select Import/Export/Copy Components
Select Export Components and Include course files in the export package

Import/Export/Copy Components screen clip  

Select all or some components and click Continue to proceed.

select course material


The next page will allow you to confirm or modify the selection. Make sure that the box is checked to include course files in the export package. Click Continue to move on.

Confirm Components to export

The export process may take a while if you have lots of things to export. If everything goes well, you’ll see green checkmarks. Click Finish to move on.

Export course components screen clip


Click Finish and you’ll see a link on the next page asking you to download the exported zip package. Click to save the zip package to your desktop.
Export summary


Export Grades

The Export tool includes only course files; it does not include student data, such as student grades and their assignment submissions.  To archive student grades, do the following.

Select Grades under the Assessments menu on the course navigation bar. Select Enter Grades and then select Export.

Enter Grades export screen clip 


By default, all users and all grade items are selected, though you can change the selections.
export grades export options

Select either Export to CSV or Export to Excel

The next page will give you a link to download and save the export file.

export download link 



Please contact Instructional Technology at if you have any issues or questions regarding this How To.



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