Saving D2L Brightspace Course Materials, Student Records, Student Submissions

How can I save my course for the purpose of re-offering it later or to create a backup for archiving? | How can I save my Grades and student submissions from Assignments, Discussions, and Quizzes in a D2L Brightspace course?

Exporting Course Components (content, quizzes, etc.)

  1. From the course homepage, Click Course Admin.
  2. Click Import / Export / Copy Components.
  3. Select Export Components and check Include course files in the export package. Learn what components/class materials will export here.
  4. Click Start.
  5. Place a checkmark in the Select All Components box to copy the entire course.  Otherwise, place a checkmark next to individual components you wish to copy.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. On the Export Confirmation page check Include course files in the export package, click Continue.
  8. You will see an Export Components Export summary page. Wait while the animated exporting symbol is displayed.  When the export is complete, checkmarks should appear for all selected components.
  9. Click Finish.
  10. On the Export Summary screen, you should see a message: "The course export was successful".
  11. Click on the link.
  12. Click the Click here to download the export Zip package link.
  13. Save the .zip file to your choice of locations or folders on your local drive or portable storage device.
  14. Click Done.

Note:  This operation is most reliably performed on a high-speed internet connection and on a computer that has a direct connection to the internet port (not wireless). If you have issues and your course is very large, you may want to 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.

Exporting Gradebook

  1. Login to D2L Brightspace and access the course you wish to edit.
  2. In your course's navigation bar, click Assessments and then click Grades.
  3. At the top of the Enter Grades tab, select the Export link. The 'Export Grades' page will appear.
  4. By default, the 'Export Grade Items For' field is set to 'All users'. Leave it as set.
  5. Select Both under the Key Field heading to export all available information.
  6. Select the Grade Values you wish to export. Suggested are 'Points Grade' and 'Grade Scheme'.
  7. Select the User Details you wish to retain.
  8. Select the Grade Items you wish to export. To select individual items, select the checkboxes to the left of each grade item. The background of the item will turn blue. To select all items, select the checkbox to the left, above the Grade Item heading.
  9. Make sure to choose the Final Grade, either Calculated, Adjusted, or both.
  10. Select the Export to CSV button at the bottom of the page to export.
  11. A window will open, and you will see a download progress animation. When it is complete you will see a "your file is ready for download" message.
  12. Click the download button to download the file. Save the file to your device or cloud storage.

Downloading Assignments Submissions

  1. From the course navigation, click Assessments and then click Assignments.
  2. Click the Assignments submission folder you wish to export.
  3. Click the small box at the top of the list of submissions. This will select all submissions. (Note: To download submissions for just a subset of users, check the box by each user.)
  4. Click the Download icon at the top of the submission list.
  5. A window will open, and you will see a download progress animation. When it is complete you will see a "your file is ready for download" message.
  6. Click the download button to download the file. Save the file to your device or cloud storage.

 

Exporting Discussion Posts

  1. From the course, click Communication and then click Discussions.
  2. Click on Settings near the upper-right corner and select Grid View under Personal Settings if not already set.
  3. Click the topic you wish to download posts from.
  4. In the View drop down menu in the upper right corner, select All Posts and click the Apply button.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the post list. In the bottom right corner, select 50 per a page from the pagination drop down menu. If there are more than 50 posts, you will have to repeat the procedure steps below for each page to save all posts in that topic.
  6. Scroll to the top of the post list.
  7. Check the box in the upper right corner of the post list to select all posts on that page.
  8. Click the Print icon. Do one of the following:
  • Select all text and copy and paste into a word processor software like Word.
  • Press the Print button and select save as a .pdf option.

 

Exporting Quiz Attempts

 

  1. From the course navigation, click Assessments and then click Quizzes.
  2. Click the arrow next to the title of the Quiz you wish to export.
  3. Check the box at the top left corner of the list of attempts. This will select all attempts. (Note: To download submissions for just a subset of users, check the box by each user.)
  4. Click the Export to CSV or Export to Excel button at the top of the page.
  5. A window will open, and you will see a download progress animation. An exported file will then automatically download.
  6. Locate and Save the file to your device or cloud storage.

Note: You may need to repeat this if you have many user attempts by scrolling to the next page of attempts and checking the box and downloading those attempts as well.

 

 

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