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your q/s, our a/s: backup of D2L courses and components (e.g. grades)

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on May 28, 2013

Question:I have a question about expiration policy of D2L courses, and how to save the courses.
Do you archive the courses before they disappear on D2L? And is it possible to restore them after  on demand?
questions and answers

Answer:

D2L administrators and the D2L listserv announces the purge of D2L courses usually early August, before the start of the academic year. D2L administrators do NOT back up D2L courses, since this requires a lot of space, so faculty are responsible for their backup.
IMS faculty (http://lrts.stcloudstate.edu/library/general/ims/default.asp) have been offering regular information and sessions on D2L backup.

Here is a link to a handout with snapshots how to back up your D2L course

http://web.stcloudstate.edu/informedia/d2l/backup_d2l_course_components.docx

If more assistance needed, pls look up for scheduled sessions:

https://secure.mnsu.edu/mnscupd/login/default.asp?campusid=0073

to schedule F2F or virtual session with IMS faculty, please contact us: ims@stcloudstate.edu

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