Tag: Semester

D2L Course Copy – Copy Previous Course Content to a New Term Course Shell

Great news! You do not need to recreate your course content every semester. It is easy to roll it over from a previous term.

  • In D2L, enter your current course.
  • Go to Course Tools (or More) →Course Admin →Import/Export/Copy Components.
Course Tools Course Admin
  • Choose “Copy Components from another Org Unit” and select “Search for offering”.
Course to Copy
  • Type in your course ID you want to copy “from” (for example: BIO) and Search.
Course Copy Search
  • From the search list choose the course you want to copy “from”, then select “Add Selected”
Copy Selected Course
  • At the bottom of the screen, you have two options: Copy All Components (entire course) or Select Component (perhaps you just want to copy a few quizzes).
Copy all or selected

  • If you choose Select Components, select what you’d like to copy then Continue.
  • Copy Select Components

  • Course content should then copy from a previous course to a new course shell.
  • Moving Course Content from Moodle to D2L

    If you have course content in Moodle you would like to use in D2L it is no problem to import it.

    1. In Moodle: Backup your Moodle course and then download that file to your computer.
    2. In D2L: Go to Course Tools →Course Admin →Import/Export/Copy Components
    3. Select “Import Components”and choose “from a course package”
    4. Upload the Moodle backup file and then click “Import all Components”
    5. You will need to go through the content and other materials once imported to clean up the structure and to ensure things came across OK. We’ve noticed issues with the following Moodle items not transferring properly to D2L (Labels, Multi-select question types and matching question types)
    6. Verify imported content in D2L and adjust as needed.