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Course Lifecycle Policy

Archive Your Course

Copy Your myLesely Course



Course Lifecycle Policy

Courses in myLesley are disabled after a certain time period. Undergraduate and Masters' level courses are disable 2 years from the end date of the course. Doctoral level courses are disabled 5 years from the end date of the course. 


If you wish to archive materials from your courses, please refer to the following tutorials. We recommend that you take these steps as soon as the course completes. 



Archive Your Course

If you wish to archive a past or recently ended course, we recommend using the Archive function. This will allow you to save a .zip file to your computer containing all the content of your course. This .zip file can be imported into a future myLesley course or safely saved in your OneDrive on Office 365

 

To archive your course, go to the Control Panel, select Packages and Utilities and select Export/Archive Course.


This will bring you into the Export/Archive Course Area. Click Archive Course at the top of the page.



This will bring you to the Archive Course area. Select your copy options (if you use the Grade Center in your course we recommend checking the Include Grade Center History button) and select your file attachments (in order to retain anything you have uploaded into the course we recommend selecting Copy Links and Include Copies of the Files in the Course Default Directory).

 



Once you have finished, click Submit. It may take several minutes for your course to archive. You will receive an email notification once the archive has completed.  


Once you course has archived you must go back into your course and download your archive file.

 

To download your archive, go to the Control Panel, select Packages and Utilities and select Export/Archive Course.


 

This will bring you into the Export/Archive Course Area. Once your archive has processed you will see it listed on the page. Click on your file to download. 


 



Please note that any student data, including names attached to Discussion Board posts, will not be retained when importing the content into a new course. In order to retain student data attached to the Discussion Board you must collect and print your Discussion Forums. For more information see: Search and Collect Discussions



For more information on archiving, see Export and Archive Courses or view the video tutorial.


If you need to copy the content of a previous course into your upcoming course on myLesley, see Copying myLesley Courses.




Copy Your myLesley Course

If you need to copy the content of a previous course into your upcoming course on myLesley, we recommend using the Course Copy function. See Copying myLesley Courses for detailed instructions.