There are a couple of reasons you may want to Export your course materials. This is a fast and efficient way to share your data with others. For example, if you have developed quizzes that you want to share with your colleague, simple use the Import/Export/Copy Component tool from your Edit Course menu. This feature allows you to select as much or as little as you want for export. You have total control over what is exported to the resulting zip file. The compressed file can then be given to others via a USB key, CD, or email (if it is not too large).
You may also want to archive a copy of your entire course for use in the future and/or portability. The zip file can be imported into any Desire2Learn installation. This is a great option for those who develop “Master” classrooms and share with their part-time instructors.
*Note: This IS NOT an archive of the work that was done by the students during the semester as the exported courses DO NOT contain any student data.
For information on the “how to” Export your course materials with the Import/Export/Copy Components tool, click here.
Regards, Dr. Jill
Jonnie “Jill” Phipps, Ph.D.