We've MOVED!

The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee has moved to D2L version 10.

Updated help files are located at uwmltc.org


How do I copy contents from an older D2L site to a newer one?

  • Log into D2L and go to your new course site
  • Click on [Edit Course]
  • Click on [Import/Export/Copy Components]
  • Choose [Copy Components from another Org Unit] and click the [Next] button
  • Using the dropdown box, find the old course site you want to copy from. Note: do NOT use "search for offering" -- you will get an error when you try to "add selected."
  • Wait a few seconds, and your screen will change.
  • Either choose to copy everything, or select specific items to copy.
  • Keep clicking on the [Next] button at the lower right, to proceed through the rest of the process.
  • Remember that to copy your course Content, you must copy both “Content” and “Course Files”!

After you've copied components into your new course site, we recommend making the following adjustments:

  • Quizzes: adjust availability dates for both the quiz -and- for any "submission views" that include answer keys.
  • Gradebook: delete "overall comments" for any copied grade items. Also make adjustments (1) if you dropped one or more items in a category at the end of the previous iteration; (2) if you had grade calculations treating a "null" grade as a zero at the end of the previous iteration.
  • News, Discussions, Dropboxes, Surveys, Content, Quizzes: adjust or remove date restrictions and release conditions.
  • News and Discussions: if you embedded a link to a course file --even if you replaced the file in Manage Files with another of the same name --the original file will remain linked! To ensure students will have access to the linked file, delete the link and rebuild it using the file in the current course site.
  • Groups: existing group parameters and categories are replicated in the new site. This could be good or bad, depending on how the current course varies from the former offering.

D2L 9.4.1 – January 2012