Migrating Course Content


If you previously taught a course in D2L Brightspace, you can migrate some or all of that course's components into another course using the Import/Export/Copy Components tool. 

Step 1. From within the course you would like to copy components TO (e.g., a new course you are creating), click Course Admin from the More Tools drop-down menu in the navigation bar.

course admin toolbar

Step 2. Select Import/Export/Copy Components from the menu.

Step 3. Select Search for offering.

Step 4.  Search for and select the course you would like to copy FROM.  All of the courses you have previously taught will be available to copy from. Click the button next to the course then Add Selected.

Step 5a. Choose either Copy All Components or Select Components.

If you select Copy All Components, the migration will begin. Depending on how much material you are copying over, the process could take a couple seconds or several minutes (particularly if copying large course files).

Note - This process makes a complete copy of everything in the course and while sometimes useful, IT recommends using Select Components to ensure you copy just what you need.

Step 5b. If you chose Select Components, a list will appear where you can select the components you wish to copy over. You can choose to either copy all the items within a component or select individual items to copy from within a component.

Note - when copying items from Content, you'll want to check (1) Include associated files checked to ensure that all necessary files are imported as well.

Copy all items   Select individual items to copy
OR Copy Individual items image Copy Select Individual Items image


Step 6. Review and Confirm the items to be copied and click Finish.