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Instructors can export all or part of a D2L course site as a .zip file. This saves a backup copy of the course, which is particularly useful since courses are removed from D2L based on
DePaul's records management policy.
Exporting a course also allows instructors to create a copy of the course design and content that can be imported into another course. 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.
Note: The link to download the .zip file must be selected when it appears, or it will be lost. The file is not stored in D2L for later download.