Organize Files and Backup Course

UWF will move to Canvas in Fall 2018. This means all courses offered by the University will be in Canvas, there will no longer be access to our current learning management system. All active courses and attached files in the Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018 terms will be migrated into Canvas for you. If you have courses that are in development, ex: a master course shell that is used to populate active courses or a development shell that you use to work on a course, these will not be migrated. Courses also not from the previously mentioned terms will not be migrated.  You will need to back up these courses on your computer to have access to them and the files in them after the transition. Here is how to do that!

Organize Course Files

  1. Log in to your eLearning course.
  2. Go to My Tools > Edit Course.
  3. Select File Manager   
  4. There are options to arrange files by Name, Size, Type, and Last Modified. You can use these to find old, duplicate, or large files. Ex: by clicking on the Size option you can see which files are the largest in your course.
  5. If a file has a link icon next to it that means it is being used in the course. Be careful because this only applies to .HTML files. Images, video, .PDFs or other files used in the course. will not have this link icon. 
  6. To delete a file or folder click the error to the right of the option and choose Delete.
  7. To delete multiple files click the checkbox next to the files you want to be deleted and then click the trash icon.  

Export and Save Your Course.

  1. Log in to your eLearning course.
  2. Go to My Tools > Edit Course.
  3. Select Import/Export/Copy Components  
  4. Select Export Components and check the box to include course files and then click Start.
  5. Click Select All Components to export the entire course. 
  6. Click Continue. Confirm Components to export and click Continue again.
  7. Once done, you will see green checkmarks next to each component to be exported.  Click Finish and then click on the link:  “Click here to download the export Zip package.”  If this is a large file (more than 600 megs), then it may take more than 15 minutes to download.
  8. Save the Zip package to your desktop or somewhere you can easily locate it for upload into Canvas.



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