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

Updated help files are located at uwmltc.org


Exporting a D2L Course

How to Export a D2L Course Site

Instructors can now download a .zip file that contains their D2L course site components. The .zip file will not contain student data, but may be useful for future reference or to expedite setup of an identical course in another D2L server environment.

This operation is most reliably performed on a high-speed internet connection (DSL, cable, or campus network) and on a computer that has a direct connection to the internet port (not wireless).

  1. From your D2L Course Home page, click [Edit Course]
  2. Click [Import / Export / Copy Components]
  3. Select [Export Components] and choose [Include course files in the export package]
  4. Select the components to be included in the export and click [Next]
  5. Click [Next]
  6. *** WAIT *** while the animated "Exporting..." symbol is displayed
  7. When green checkmarks appear for all selected components, click [Done]
  8. On the Export Summary screen, you should see a message "The course export was successful." Click on the link [Click here to download the export Zip package.]
  9. Save the .zip file to your local drive or portable storage device

IMPORTANT NOTE: If your export does not complete as expected, please consider:
  • Are you on a high-speed internet connection? (DSL, cable, or campus internet are recommended)
  • Is your computer hard-wired, not wireless? (wireless is NOT recommended)
  • Is your course very large? If so, try exporting it in smaller "chunks." For example, do one export selecting only Content and Course Files. Then do a second export of other components. If the export times out again, break down the export even further.