Save Course Files and Activities Offline 

The VIULearn Import/Export/Copy Components tool allows you to export all (or a selection of) your course content to be stored offline. The exported course can be imported back into VIULearn in the future. 

Click on the headings below to see detailed steps for exporting and importing course materials and activities. 

Important Information about Course Export Packages

When you export your course, you will download a .zip folder which is your "export package." This file will be automatically named by VIULearn and you will likely want to rename this folder in order to help you identify the course backup in the future. Renaming the .zip folder will not prevent you from importing the course in the future as long as you keep the .zip at the end. 

If you need to edit the files within the export package, please be advised that any changes made to the organization of the files in the export package (such as changing a file name, adding a new file, or moving files into sub-folders) will prevent you from importing the course package into VIULearn. If you have questions about how to make changes to your course files outside of VIULearn, please contact the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning for assistance. 

Export Your Whole Course

Export Your Whole Course

  1. Go to Faculty Tools located in the course navigation bar and select Course Admin.



  2. Select Import/Export/Copy Components



  3. Select Export Components



  4. Check the box to "Include course files in the export package" 

  5. Click Start 

  6. Check Select All Components and click Continue



  7. On the confirmation page that loads, click Continue 

  8. Wait for the course export to process and then click Finish 

  9. Click the blue link Click here to download the export Zip package to download your course export 



  10. Once you have downloaded the course package, click Done 

Export Selected Files or Activities

Export Selected Files or Activities

  1. Go to Faculty Tools located in the course navigation bar and select Course Admin.



  2. Select Import/Export/Copy Components



  3. Select Export Components



  4. Check the box to "Include course files in the export package" 

  5. Click Start 

  6. Check the box beside any components you want to export. If you want to export only some items from a category (for example: a single content module) choose the "Select individual items to export" radio button. 



  7. Click Continue

  8. On the confirmation page confirm that the components you want to export are selected. If you need to make changes, click Modify

  9. Click Continue.
    If you chose "Select individual items to export" you will see a screen allowing you to check the box for each of the items you want to import. When you have selected all of the items click Continue.  

  10. Wait for the course export to process and then click Finish 

  11. Click the blue link Click here to download the export Zip package to download your course export

     

  12. Once you have downloaded the course package, click Done 

Import a Course into VIULearn

Import a Course into VIULearn

  1. Go to Faculty Tools located in the course navigation bar and select Course Admin.



  2. Select Import/Export/Copy Components



  3. Select Import Components

  4. Under "Select a component source:"  choose from a course package



  5. Click Start 

  6. Drag and drop the zipped course export folder into the perforated box, or click Upload to browse for your file. 



  7. Depending on the size of your course package, it may take several minutes to upload. If possible, we recommend using a wired internet connection to minimize interruptions to your internet connection. 



  8. When the upload is completed, click Import All Components  



  9. VIULearn will process the course package. If it is compatible, you will see three green check marks indicating that your content has been imported successfully.



  10.  Click View Content to exit the Import/Export/Copy Components tool and go to your Content. 

Import Selected Course Files or Activities into VIULearn

Import Selected Course Files or Activities into VIULearn

  1. Go to Faculty Tools located in the course navigation bar and select Course Admin.



  2. Select Import/Export/Copy Components



  3. Select Import Components

  4. Under "Select a component source:"  choose from a course package



  5. Click Start 

  6. Drag and drop the zipped course export folder into the perforated box, or click Upload to browse for your file. 



  7. Depending on the size of your course package, it may take several minutes to upload. If possible, we recommend using a wired internet connection to minimize interruptions to your internet connection. 



  8. When the upload is completed, click Advanced Options  



  9. VIULearn will process the course package. When you see two check marks, click Continue



  10. Check the box beside the content or activity you want to import. For each category you can choose to import all items or to select individual items to import. 



    Also on the Customize Your Course Package page: you can chose where in the Manage Files area you want files to be located and whether or not duplicate files should be overwritten. 

  11. Click Continue 

  12. If you chose to import only select items, you will be taken to a selection page where you can choose individual content topics or activities to import. When you are finished selecting, click Continue

  13. Confirm your selections and then click Continue 

  14. Your content will be imported. When the import is complete you will see three check marks. Click Continue 



  15.  Click View Content to exit the Import/Export/Copy Components tool and go to your Content. 

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