Learn@UW - Options for Downloading Content from a Course

This document describes methods for downloading Content files from a course.

Students and instructors can download Content files from the Content tool. Instructors can download Content files from Manage Files.


Options For Students or Instructors

Downloading from the Content Tool

You have the choice of downloading:

  • All Content topics in the course as a .zip file.
  • All Content topics in a specific module as a .zip file.
  • An individual file.  An .html topic will be downloaded as a .zip file; otherwise it will be downloaded as is.

Downloading All Content Topics

  1. Select "Table of Contents" from the left pane.
  2. Select Download from the 'Actions for Table of Contents' drop-down by "Table of Contents" near the top of the right pane.  (If a "Download" button appears near the top of the page you may alternatively press that button.)
  3. Select where you want the .zip file saved on your computer.
  4. The .zip file that will later have to be unzipped.

Download

Downloading All Content Topics in a specific Module

  1. Select the module's title from the left pane.
  2. Select Download from the 'Actions for ...' drop-down by the module's title near the top.  (If a "Download" button appears near the top of the page you may alternatively press that button.)
  3. Select where you want the .zip file saved on your computer.
  4. The .zip file that will later have to be unzipped.The .zip file that will later have to be unzipped.

Download

Downloading an Individual Topic

  1. Select the module's title from the left pane in which the topic resides.
  2. Select Download from the 'Actions for ...' drop-down by the topic's title.
  3. Select where you want the file saved on your computer.
  4. An html file will be downloaded as a .zip file that will later have to be unzipped.

Download

  • You may also download an individual topic by viewing it.  Select Download from the drop-down by the topic's title near the top or press the "Download" button near the bottom.

Download


Options For Instructors Only

Downloading from Manage Files

Instructors may use one of two methods for downloading content files from Manage Files:

  1. Go to the appropriate folder, right-click the file you wish to save, select Save Target As (or Save Link Target As), and use the Save dialog to save the file.
  2. Go to the appropriate folder, select the file(s) you wish to save, and click the 'Download' ( Download ) icon. This brings up a dialog allowing you to saved the zipped file(s) on your machine as a .zip file that will later have to be unzipped.

Note that attempting to download a topic as a file from the Content tool by right-clicking a link and selecting the Save As... menu item does not work.

Learn@UW uses JavaScript code to link to course files. JavaScript often causes certain operations initiated by right-clicking a file to fail.




Keywords:brightspace learn@uw learnuw d2l desire2learn print download courses content tool zip manage files Javascript   Doc ID:4312
Owner:Joan W.Group:Learn@UW Utility
Created:2006-01-03 19:00 CDTUpdated:2016-05-24 14:31 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, Learn@UW Madison, Learn@UW Utility
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