Downloading Online Course Publication Files From Course Console​

The Download field is only available to users with the “Online Class - Download Files” permission. The download process allows downloading a zip file of the Publication folder containing the requested course. The Publication file might include one or more courses, depending on what was originally uploaded.

The download process includes four stages:

  • Generate Download Link
  • Processing
  • Download Ready
  • View Errors | Retry

Generate Download Link

Click Generate Download Link to trigger a disclaimer, after which the download process starts. The download process is asynchronous and takes a few minutes or more, depending on the course size.

Processing

The download status moves to “Processing” until the file is ready to be downloaded. Use the “Refresh” option next to the “Processing” text to see the latest status. The page can be left and returned to later. The download status moves to “Download Ready” after processing.

Download Ready

Click Download Ready to download a zip file of the content locally. A few points to remember are as follows:

  • The “Download Ready” status is valid for 30 days. After 30 days, the “Download Ready” status resets to “Generate Download Link.”
  • Generating the Download is an unlimited action.
  • The “Download Ready” status allows users with the “Online Class - Download Files” permission to download the files.
  • Modifying the course using the “Modify Content” option resets the download status to “Generate Download Link.”

View Errors | Retry

Admin can “Retry” the download request if errors occur.

  • Click View Errors to display the errors encountered.
  • Click Retry to move the Download status back to “Processing.”

The downloaded zip file name will be TrainingObjectID_filename.zip if the requested course was the only course inside the zip file initially uploaded. The content of the downloaded zip file will include the course files of the requested course. The downloaded file name will be PublicationID_filename.zip if the requested course was one of multiple courses inside the zip file initially uploaded. The content of this downloaded file will include the course files of all the courses uploaded in the same Publication as the requested course, including the requested course.

Courses uploaded as part of the same Publication will all have a “Download Ready” status if one of the courses in the Publication had a successful download generated by an administrator.