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Exporting Components from Spaces

The ZIP tool in VU Collaborate helps create backups of spaces and can also transfer content between spaces. The tool allows you to export all materials in one click or gives you the option to select individual components for export. The ZIP file can later be used to import content into a space.

This tool can be utilised by staff enrolled as Block Convenors and Block Instructors in both master and delivery spaces. 

 Following are steps to assist with exporting components from spaces:


Step One: Navigate to Import/Export/Copy Components

1. Log into the space you wish to export content from.

2. From Space Admin on the space navbar, click on Import / Export / Copy Components.

screen 1 navigate from Space Admin to Import and Export 

3. Choose Export Components.

4. Click Start.

No student data or user data will be exported across.

screen 2 export components is selected


Step Two: Select Course Material

Select the course materials you would like to export. You will have two options to either export all components or export individual contents and activities.

 2.1. Export all unit items

This option allows you to export all available items from your course, including teaching materials, assessment settings and external learning tools.

1. To export all items, check the Select All Components option.

2. Click Continue.

screen 3 select export all items 


2.2. Export individual items

This option allows you to export selected individual items that are available in your unit space.

1. Select items that you would like to export. For each selected component, you have two options – Export all items or Select individual items to export

  • When checking Export all items, all items in the selected component will be exported.
  • When checking Select individual items to export, you will be able to select specific items in the selected component you would like to export.

For example, suppose you selected Question Library from the picture below. In that case, you can choose all 15 items by clicking Export all items or select a specific number of items by clicking Select individual items to export.

export the intelligent agent

2. Click Continue to proceed to the next step.

3. If you choose to export selected individual items, you will be led through a series of screens ( for each component selected ) where you can make your selections.

On each screen, make your desired selections, then click Continue

screen 5 select question library items to exported


Step Three: Confirm Components to Export

1. In the Confirm Components to Export window, check if all selected export items are correct. If not, click on Modify on each component to re-select the item.

2. Make sure the checkbox Include course files in the export package is selected, then click Export.

screen 6 confirm exported conponents


Step Four: Export Started

1. You will be redirected to the Export started page as below. Select Done.

Depending on the amount of content you choose to export, this process can take some time. Once the export is complete, you will be alerted by the notifications icon.

screen 7 export started

2. Once you are notified that the export is complete, select the notifications ( bell ) icon and select the notification Export finished.

export finished


Step Five: Download Zip package

1. Click the link Click here to download the export Zip package to download the ZIP file to your computer.

2. After you have downloaded the file, click Done. This will take you back to the start of the Import / Export / Copy Components screen, or click any other link to go to the desired area in the VU Collaborate space. 

screen 9 select click here to download screen 8 download the zip


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