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Desire2Learn Course Conversion Utility Streamlines Migration from WebCT

Press Release

Desire2Learn Course Conversion Utility eliminates need for manual recreation of courses

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, today announced the release of the Desire2Learn Course Conversion Utility. This conversion tool eliminates the need to recreate courses manually when moving from WebCT to the Desire2Learn platform.

While WebCT CE 6.0 and Vista 4 may no longer provide a full standards-based export to enable clients to migrate their content into other Learning Management Systems, Desire2Learn provides a conversion utility that can be used with either the course import tool or with the Bulk Course Create solution. The Desire2Learn Course Conversion Utility supports conversion of a variety of client course materials within WebCT including content, quizzes, question banks, surveys, self assessments, discussion forums, assignments (Dropbox), public and private folder structures as well as Web Links.

Desire2Learn consultants work with an institution to define the goals of the migration process, gather requirements, identify any gaps and considerations and present a plan for course migration working closely with the client throughout the process.

Key Benefits of the Desire2Learn Course Conversion Utility include:

  • Unlocking content that cannot otherwise be migrated from WebCT to other platforms;
  • Drastically reducing the cost to migrate from WebCT;
  • Reuse of existing courses rather than recreating them;
  • Use of industry standard IMS CP import utility that already exists in the Desire2Learn platform;
  • Flexibility to convert one course at a time, or in a scheduled batch process;
  • Automation of the course migration process for the whole organization.

“Through the Desire2Learn Course Conversion Utility, users can convert and import full Web CT 6.0 (and later) courses into their Desire2Learn site,” said John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn. “By using this utility, clients will save time, money and valuable resources.”

Desire2Learn also supports conversion of course material from ANGEL, Blackboard, SCORM 1.2 and 2004 as well as any IMS CP 1.1.x compliant content packages.

Visit, call 1.888.772.0325 or email for further details.

About Desire2Learn Incorporated

Desire2Learn Incorporated is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, pedagogical approaches and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than five million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. For more information, visit:, call 1.888.772.0325 or 1.519.772.0325.


John McLeod
Director of Marketing
Desire2Learn Incorporated
519.772.0325 ext. 378