web access button
Request Space

WebCT Student Orientation
Check Browser
Help Guide
WebCT Login


Downloading and Importing e-packs (either scroll down through page or select from one of the following choices)
About e-packs
Submitting an e-pack Request
To Download
To Upload and Restore

Download the Text Based Version

Laulima Based Tutorials
WebCT Based Tutorials

> Exporting Existing WebCT Quizzes/Surveys & Importing into Laulima Tests & Quizzes Tool

Stay tuned for additional tutorials!

> Adding a Syllabus
> Adding a new course section (organizer page)
> Adding a single page (single page link to .pdf, .html, .doc, etc.)
> Adding a URL (link to an outside resource site)
> Adding the Student Presentation Tool
> Adding the Assignment Tool
> Adding a TA
(teaching assistant)
> Adding a co-designer
> Adding Guest Accounts
> Adding a PowerPoint presentation (for Windows)
> Adding a PowerPoint presentation (for Macintosh)
> Adding a PowerPoint for Downloading

> Narrating PowerPoint & Processing in Impatica
> Adding a Quiz or Survey

> Importing and Uploading a Quiz via Respondus (for Windows)
> Importing and Uploading Games/Self-Test via StudyMate (for Windows)
> Importing and Uploading a Multiple Choice Quiz via MakeQuiz (for Macintosh)
> Manual Grading of a Quiz
> Assessment Strategies
> Viewing Quiz/Survey Statistics
> Adding a Score (grade) column
> Adding a Final Score (grade) column
> Downloading and Importing e-packs
> Creating and Restoring a Course Backup
> Fast Uploading of multiple Files with WebDAV
> Exporting/Importing the Student Database
> Exporting Final Grades to Banner
> Word 2000 & 2003
> Private (group) Discussions

About e-packs:
e-Packs are customizable, content ready courses in a box that can be downloaded and restored to an existing WebCT course shell. The main corporate site for WebCT has over 2,000 e-Packs in more than 50 disciplines and they are all created by leading higher education publishers, including McGraw-Hill, Thomson Learning, Pearson and more.

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:
The process of submitting a request is dependent on the publisher but in most cases the submission form will ask for a WebCT Administrator or contact person from your campus as well as the version of WebCT currently being used.

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:
The downloading or accessing of requested e-packs are dependent upon publisher, but in most cases once a publisher processes an e-pack request they send an email which contains a URL, username and password used to download the e-pack file similar to the following screen shot.

Graphic Image

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.

Graphic Image

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.

Graphic Image

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.

Graphic Image

Upload and Restore e-pack to Course:
Log all the way into your course on either the Instructional ( or Development ( server and select "Control Panel".

Graphic Image

Select the "Manage Course" button.

Graphic Image

Select the link for "Upload backup".

Graphic Image

Select the "Browse" button.

Graphic Image

Locate the file on your local computer, click once to select, click "Open" and click the "Upload" button.

Graphic Image

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".

Graphic Image

The course should now reflect what was contained in the e-pack.

Return to Main Tutorial Menu

Site managed by Linda Mcconnell
University of Hawaii, Distributed Learning & User Servers
Last Update:10/9/04