Course cartridges are pre-made materials produced by professional authors,
editors, and textbook publishers that can be downloaded (from a CD or from a
Web page) and added to a course. Course cartridges enable faculty to gain
access to complete sets of teaching tools provided by academic publishers. In
one central location, faculty can find relevant, publisher-created materials.
Once the materials are downloaded to a course, faculty can customize the
content by adding and deleting materials as needed to match with specific
topics covered in the course.
An imported course
package is a .ZIP file of exported course content. Importing a package into an existing course copies the contents of
the package into the existing course. Import
packages do not include student names or records (such as grades or discussion
It is important that faculty should never upload an Exported Course package that has been edited
since it was created and downloaded. Opening the .ZIP file and changing any of
the files in the Exported Course
package will result in errors when the course is imported.