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Export your course to archive it locally on your PC, on a disc, or on some other external memory device. You can carry out the export at any time. Depending on the intended use of the course export or archive, there are four export formats available. After you have selected an export format, the course will be provided for download as a ZIP file. All courses exported from OPAL can be reimported into OPAL at any time.

import the two export formats CP learning content and SCORM learning content into other learning management systems or applications that support these formats.


With the release of OPAL 11.3, the course export function has become available in the new user interface. How to export courses in the old user interface will be explained in the section Course export in the old user interface.

Courses can be easily and quickly exported.


Start the function from within the more settings menu in the course view.

Open export function


Select the entry  Export.


A dialogue opens in which various export formats are provided.

Dialogue with export formats


Click on the link of an export format to create a .zip file of the selected content.

Available export formats

The following course export options are available:

Course without history data

This option exclusively saves course content and configurations (course elements, learning group assignments, tests, files, etc.).

All user data, such as group members, test results, forum contributions, etc. are not exported. The content of this export format thus corresponds to the "copy" function.

Course with history data

This option saves a complete copy of your course including all user data such as lists of participants, test results, task solutions, assessments, forum contributions, etc.

Course export in the old user interface

In the old user interface, this function can be used as follows:

To export a resource, proceed as follows:


Switch to the detailed view of the resource.

Open detailed view


Select the entry  Export content from the menu on the right.

Export content button


A dialogue window with different export formats opens.

Export formats


Click on an entry to automatically start the export. Your resource will be saved in ZIP format on your computer.