Desire2Learn - How to Export Discussion Posts
UW-Madison is adopting Canvas as the single, centrally supported learning management system, and discontinuing support for Desire2Learn (D2L) and Moodle. Access to D2L and Moodle will permanently end June 1, 2018. For information about retaining materials from D2L or Moodle, please refer to this document.
Overview: There is no export tool to export discussion topics/messages in the discussions area but there is a work-a-round should a user wish to archive discussion postings from inside a course.
Step 2: When viewing the topic posts, you can change the view options to allow you to ‘print’ all posts. Change view to “All Posts” under “Unthreaded”
Step 5: A window will appear with the text from all posts.
- If Adobe Acrobat is installed, you can also select the “Print” button in the window to open the Print settings window for your computer. Select ‘Adobe PDF” for the printer.
- If you use other PDF software, you should be able to use that software to convert the posts to a PDF
- If you have Microsoft Office XP or higher for Windows, you can also print the document to “Microsoft Office Document Image Writer”/”Microsoft XPS Document Writer” which will save all pages as a multi-page TIFF file or XPS file.
- You can also select (highlight) all text and copy-and-paste into Word or another word processor application.