D2L Course Export

How to export a D2L course site and/or individual course components.

When exporting D2L course components, it is strongly recommended that you do so while connected to 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).

Course components can be exported from your D2L course as a .zip file. The downloaded .zip file can then be imported into another course offering. 

Note: The downloaded zip file will not contain student data.


How to Export a D2L Course

Log in to D2L. 


Go to the course from which you want to export components. 


Click to expand the My Tools drop down menu, select Edit Course.


Click on the Import / Export /Copy Components link.


Select the Export Components option. Be sure to check the Include course files in the export package box.


Click on the Start button.

Select the Export Components option. Be sure to include course files in the export.


To export all components, check the Select all Components option.

Click on the Continue button.

Choose Select all Components option


On the Confirm Components for Export screen, confirm or modify the selected components to be exported.

Click on the Continue button to begin the export process. 

Confirm Components for Export and then click on the Continue button.


The Export Summary is a confirmation of the components selected for export. 

Click on the Finish button to continue. 

Export Summary page is a confirmation of components selected for export



To Save the exported .zip file, select the Click here to download the export Zip package link. 

Once the .zip file has downloaded, click on the Done button. 

To save the export file, select the Click here to download the export Zip package link.


For additional information regarding the export of specific course items, go to: https://www.wisconsin.edu/learning-tech/resources/d2l-cleanup/how-to/



Keywords:D2L, export, course, site, .zip, components, copy components, import, purge   Doc ID:49969
Owner:Linda W.Group:UW Parkside
Created:2015-04-03 11:49 CDTUpdated:2019-05-02 13:26 CDT
Sites:UW Parkside
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