Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Create a course backup

Creating a backup of your course allows you to have access to your course content if Desire2Learn is unavailable, and it protects against accidental deletion of content. In Desire2Learn, the course backups are a modified common cartridge formatted zip archive. This means you can unzip the file on your computer to access the files, or you can restore the backup to another Desire2Learn server or other learning management systems that use common cartridge formats.

  • Who is this for: Online Instructors
  • What is required: A Desire2Learn course and a device to store your downloaded zip file


You can create a full backup of your course using the Desire2Learn documentation for Exporting course content.

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