Importing Content: e-Packs
You can import an e-Learning Resource Pack (e-Pack). An e-Pack is online course content that is created by a publisher and is ready for use in the course system. For more information, click the following link:
You can only import one e-Pack to a course.
Because an e-Pack is protected by an access code, after an e-Pack is imported, you will no longer be able to export content (assessments, questions, and learning modules) from the course.
The files in an e-Pack are protected by an access code. You cannot move or copy files from an e-Pack.
Students need an access code to enter a course that contains an e-Pack. For more information, go to Digital Content and click on the Students link.
- It is recommended that you import your ePack into a Development course for review before importing it into a section with students.
Step 1: Before you import an e-Pack, we recommend that you ensure the course has been backed up.
Then later, if you decide you want to export content from the course, your campus' course system administrator can restore the backed up course.
Step 2: Do one of the following:
If you are on the Manage Course screen, go to step 3.
- To navigate to the Manage Course screen, under Designer Tools, click Manage Course. The Manage Course screen appears.
Step 3: Click Import. The Content Browser pop-up window appears.
Step 4: Do one of the following:
If the zip or .epk file you want to import is on your local computer or on an accessible network drive:
- Click the My Computer icon. Your computer's file browser or the Upload Files from Your Computer screen appears.
Locate and select the zip or .epk file.
- If the zip or .epk file you want to import is in the course File Manager, locate and select the zip or .epk file.
The Content Import in Progress screen appears, listing details of the import in progress. Depending on the size of the e-Pack, it may take a while for the file to import.
Step 5: After the content package finishes importing, if you want to view a log that contains details about the import process:
Click View Import Log. The Import Log pop-up window appears.
- When you are finished viewing the import log, click Close.
Step 6: Click Return. The Course Content Home screen appears and the e-Pack is imported.
Note: All imported files are stored in the File Manager in a folder called Imported_Resources.
A file called Content Import Log was created when the e-Pack was imported. This file describes what happened to the e-Pack content after it was imported and where you can find the content in this version of the course system. For more information, see Viewing the Content Import Log. e-Pack content is merged with existing content of the same type. For example, if the course already contained assignments and the e-Pack contains assignments, the e-Pack assignments are added to the existing assignments in the Assignments tool.
If the e-Pack contains a type of content that did not exist in the course already, the e-Pack content is added to the course and its corresponding tool is added under Course Tools. For example, if the course did not contain the Discussions tool or discussion topics but the e-Pack contains discussion topics, the Discussions tool is added under Course Tools and the discussion topics in the e-Pack are added to the Discussions tool.
Step 7: Get familiar with the imported e-Pack content and prepare the course for Students:
Use the Student View tab to view the course as a Student would.
- Give Students information about where to purchase and how to use access codes.