To duplicate an existing course for a new run, course creators can use the course re-run option. See Re-running a Course.
There are several reasons you may want to export your course:
When you export your course, Studio creates a .tar.gz file that includes the following course data:
The following data is not exported with your course:
To export a course:
When the export completes you can then access the .tar.gz file on your computer.
Content of the imported course replaces all the content of this course. You cannot undo a course import. We recommend that you first export the current course, so you have a backup copy of it.
There are several reasons you may want to import a course. For example:
The course that you import must be in a .tar.gz file (that is, a .tar file compressed with GNU Zip). This .tar.gz file must contain a course.xml file in a course data directory. The tar.gz file must have the same name as the course data directory. It may also contain other files.
If your course uses legacy layout structures, you may not be able to edit the course in Studio, although it will probably appear correctly on Edge. To make sure that your course is completely editable, ensure that all of your material is embedded in a unit.
The import process has five stages. During the first two stages, you must stay on the Course Import page. You can leave this page after the Unpacking stage has completed. We recommend, however, that you don’t make important changes to your course until the import operation has completed.
To import a course: