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Cleaning content duplicates in your D2L course
Posted by Andre Temkin
Last week while working on the Faculty Help Desk, I had few phone calls from PCC instructors that had a similar nature. These folks made duplicates while copying course content from an old shell to a new one and asked for help with cleaning up. If you run into this situation and have multiple copies of the content in your course, the most straightforward solution is to delete everything in this shell and copy the content from the previous shell one more time.
While there is no simple “clear everything” button in D2L, the procedure of cleaning is fairly simple and will take you just a few minutes to do.
Choose Go to News Tool in the News widget on your course Homepage. Select all your news items and click Delete.
Delete Course Files
Delete Content Items
Delete Dropbox Folders
Go to list of Quizzes from Navigation Bar. Select all quizzes and choose Delete under More Actions action menu.
Go to Question Library tab. Select all the questions and use Delete button. This item is the most often missed!
Delete Grade Items
That’s all. You should have an empty shell now and only one area should stay untouched is your Classlist. It should still have all you students listed.
Now you can go back to Export/Import/Copy Components and make a content transfer one more time.