How to Move Material From Your Old CoursesAfter requesting a course in the new semester you can expect to see a new course within 24 hours. However, the course will be empty. The data from the previous course, should you want to use it as a starting point for tour new course, must be uploaded to the new course. This is a multi-step operation.
- Sign on to the old course
- Backup the old course
- Download the backup to your desktop
- Sign on to the new course
- Upload the backup from your desktop
- Restore the new course from the uploaded backup using the KEEP USERS button
- Reset ALL the course
1. After signing on to the old course, from the Control Panel, select Mange Course
2. From the Mange Course screen, select Backup Courses
3. From the Backup Courses screen, select Create backup. If you already have three backups in the course you will have to delete the oldest one first. The maximum number of backups per course is three.
4. In the Create Backup screen, enter a brief description of this backup, then click Create
5. A Progress bar indicates how much time is remaining. DO NOT interrupt the process or you will have to start over.
6. When completed the "Success" screen displays. Click Continue
7. Click the radio button next to the backup just created so the green dot appears in the button.
8.Under Actions, click Download
9. On the File Download dialog box, click Save
10. On the Save As dialog box, chose the location and file name. I suggest saving the file to your My Documents folder. Click Save to download the backup of the old course to your computer.
11. When the Download complete dialog box appears, click Close - you DO NOT want to Open the file or the folder. This is NOT a normal compressed or zipped file. It will only open within the WebCT backup system.
12. You have successfully backed up the old course and created a copy of the backup on your local computer. Log Out of the old course, and then Log in to the new course.
When the new course opens, you will have an option of using the course designer.
13. You do NOT want to do so, click Use the Course Design Center later
14. Click Control Panel, then Mange Course, and then Backup Course
15. Under Actions, click Upload backup
16. Click Browse to locate the backup file on your local computer
17. On the Choose file dialog box, locate the downloaded backup file, click to select it, and then click Open
18. Click Upload
19. After a few minutes depending on the size of the file, the backup will appear under Backup Courses. Click the radio button next to the Backup Filename to select it—green dot should appear.
20. Under Actions, click Keep users. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. This restores the course from your backup WITHOUT populating the students from the old course. The users which are kept are the ones already in the new course, if any.
21. At the warning screen, click OK to proceed.
22. A progress bar shows you how far you are in the process. Do NOT interrupt the process or you will have to start over.
23. When completed you the "Success" message appears. Click Continue
The new course now contains all material from the old course except for the students from the old course. All materials from the old course are still present, so there is one more important step to take before you are finished.
24. On the Control Panel, click Manage Course
25. On the Manage Course screen, click Reset Course
26. Under Course Reset, click Select all
27. Click Reset
28. At the warning screen, click OK
29. The "Success" screen displays. Click Continue to complete the process
The course has been moved from your old course to the new one. All students and student material left over from the old course has been cleaned out of the new course. You are now ready to modify the new course for the new semester.