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You can export all or part of your D2L course site as a .zip file. This allows you to save a backup copy of your course, which is particularly useful since courses are removed from D2L based on
DePaul's records management policy.
Exporting your course also allows you to create a copy of your course's design and content that can be imported into another course if you are not its instructor. An exported course does not include student data like grades, quiz attempts, submission folder files, etc.
NOTE: If “Select individual items to export” for any components was selected, go to the next step; if “Export all items” was select, skip to step 11.
You must click on the link to download the .zip file when it appears, or it will be lost. The file is not stored in Desire2Learn for later download.