Course (Quarter) to Course (Semester) - Export and  Import Procedures

Step I: Export and Import Content Package: If you are instructing several sections of the same course or want to copy all the course content into a new semester course shell. You MUST BE a course editor within both courses, to populate the course shell with content while retaining the new template structure, the content package must be imported into the shell.

** NOTE: DO NOT USE the “Copy Course” function to populate your course shell with content. Performing a Copy Course rather than importing the content will overwrite the course template.

Video: Export and Import Content Package  
Step-by-Step Instructions:
Export and Import Content Package (PDF Version)

Export the Content Package from the source course:

  • Log into the course where the content currently resides.
  • Click “Manage > Export Console > Angel Format”
  • Click “Next” without making changes on the Export Summary page.
  • Export is queued. Once complete:

Download the Content Package to your hard drive:

  • Log into the course where the export was completed.
  • Click “Manage > Export Console”
  • Click the Content Package file name (Under Export History).
  • At File Download box, click “Save”
  • Choose a location and click “Save”

Import Content Package into the Semester Classroom Master shell:

  • Log into the Semester Course Shell.
  • Click “Manage > Import Console > Content Package”
  • Browse for the file downloaded and click “Upload File”
  • Click “Next” without changes at the Import Details page.
  • Import is queued. Once complete, move to next step. 

Step II: Perform Course Clean Up: Depending upon how the course was built (with or without a repository), repository/course links may need to be recreated within the new Semester Course. Additionally, the following steps will help you make sure your ANGEL Course shell is ready for the new semester.

  • Make sure your syllabus is edited and up to date for the new semester.
    If you have any specific dates listed on any of your course material (including titles, subtitles, page text, etc.) be sure to change the dates for the new semester.
  • Check the start and end dates for all of your announcements and make sure they are correct for the new semester. Click the edit button on the Course Announcements nugget. Edit each announcement to change the dates.
  • Be sure to check all of the access dates for your content items – including all folders (if applicable) to make sure the dates are correct for the new semester. This is done in the Settings hyperlink under the Access tab of each content item. You will need to check the dates as well as the interaction dates for Assessments.5. If you are using Teams, make sure all of your Teams are set up correctly. Teams can be found under the Manage Tab.
  • If you are teaching a 16, 12 or 8-week curriculum, rearrange the topic folders under the Lessons tab, according to your curriculum version.
  • Once you have performed the course clean up, it is recommend that you Back-Up the course shell. Click on this link to view a video tutorial of the Back-Up Process

For additional Information: keith.knox@sinclair.edu  or nancy.rader@sinclair.edu