Archive D2L Content


There are two types of D2L content to save. Courses are one type of content. Courses includes materials generated by the instructor: readings, webpages, links, news items, and syllabi. Students largely generate the other type of material, but you can also think of this as material that is tied to a particular version of the course: dropbox submissions, discussion posts, and importantly, the gradebook. Instructor-generated material is important to keep as a reference and so that the instructor does not have to start from scratch in Canvas. The student-generated material is important to keep for writing letters of recommendation and responding to students who contest their grades.

Archiving course materials

Export D2L gradebook as an Excel file

Download and save student submissions to a D2L dropbox

D2L intended this video for instructors who wish to grade off line. You only need to watch the first minute, which shows the process for downloading student work so that you can save it for future reference.