If you wish to retain content from a course site, you can do so prior to the annual Course Cleanup date.
The process described here will allow you to download a .zip archive file of all the material from the course site it is performed in. This includes Content, Course Files, News Items, Quizzes/Surveys and Question Libraries, Grade book, Discussion Forums and Topics, and Dropbox folders.
This does not include any student submissions, contributions, or individual grades.
Information on downloading various types of student data is available in Section 2: Student Data Export.
A video tutorial of the course export process is available too.
First and foremost it is critical to maintain the privacy of student records. It is recommended that this information reside only on secure campus networks and not on personal or portable storage devices.
For more detail, please refer to Marquette's FERPA policy. Student data and contributions for Grades, Quizzes, Dropbox, and Discussions, are all exported from each area within D2L. The following guides explain the different methods necessary for exporting student data from each.