Export a Brightspace Package

Exporting a Brightpspace Package

WARNING: Copying course content works best at the whole course level. Copying smaller portions of the course, such as Modules or HTML Templates, can cause unexpected results, such as broken links, missing images, and broken content.

Be aware, however, that Copying an entire course will transfer the origin course’s Calendar as well. This will cause certain course-specific Calendar entries, such as Webex or TEAMS Meeting events and manually created entries, to copy over to the destination course.

To avoid unwanted course items, we recommend following the “Copy Specific Course Components” method below and selecting every component except the Calendar. Any dates generated by tools, such as Assignments and Quizzes, will create new entries in the destination course.

The Brightspace Package is the standard export for Brightspace LMS, it contains all the necessary resources you need to share your course with another Brightspace site.

How to Export a Brightspace Package

Access your Brightspace course and select Course Tools, and Course Admin:


Select Import/Export/Copy Components:

Import/Export/Copy Components

Select Export as Brightspace Package, START:


Select Components to export, Continue:

Select Include Course Files, Export:

Include course files

Export has Started, Select DONE:

Eport Started

An orange bubble will appear in your notifications to alert you that the process is complete.


Select the Notification icon, select Export Finished to download the ZIP File:

Export finished

**Your file will download as a zipped Brightspace package to your downloads folder or otherwise directed by your device. The content can only be accessed by importing to Brightspace or similar LMS.


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