Downloading and Importing e-packs (either scroll down through page or select from one of the following choices)
NOTE: In most cases e-packs (3.x-4.x) come in a zipped format, which once restored to a course will overwrite any existing materials with the e-pack content. It may be best to create a backup of a course prior to restoring an e-pack which will allow you to restore the course back to its original format if needed.
Some publishers are now releasing epacks (Vista/4.1 course package) that can be imported and merged with existing course content. These epack courses have an extension name of .epk as opposed to the more common .zip epacks described above. For more information on ordering epacks that can be merged select the following link: Merging an e-pack
For more information about epacks and links to some publishers submission forms visit the main WebCT corporate site by selecting the following URL: WebCT FAQ's About Digital Content
Submitting an e-pack request:
You can contact Linda Mcconnell for detailed information on who should be listed as Administrator or contact person for UH. The version of WebCT that should be listed is 3.x - 4.x or 4.1x.
Downloading an e-pack:
Click or copy and paste the URL into a browser address bar. You will be asked to log in, enter the username and password indicated in the email and click "OK" when done.
Locate and area on your computer in which to download the file (at this point you can make the name shorter by typing in a new title, making sure you keep the .zip extension name) and click Save.
NOTE: an e-pack file is typically in a zipped or compressed format and not meant to be unzipped or opened upon download.
Once downloaded you should see an icon or file similar to the following. In some cases the computer will automatically want to unzip the compressed file, if it is unzipped you can trash the unzipped folder, since it is the zipped file that will be uploaded and restored to the course.
Upload and Restore e-pack to Course:
Select the "Manage Course" button.
Select the link for "Upload backup".
Select the "Browse" button.
Locate the file on your local computer, click once to select, click "Open" and click the "Upload" button.
Confirm the radio button is selected next to the uploaded e-pack, over on the right select the button for "KEEP Users" (on the Instructional side you MUST select KEEP USERS in order to maintain registered students in the course) and click "Ok" if prompted.
WAIT till the progression bar is blue and WebCT informs you the restoration was successful/completed (corruption may occur if you do not wait for the entire process to finish) and click "Continue".
The course should now reflect what was contained in the e-pack.
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