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NU Learn Common Tasks for Faculty

Here you will find a number of tasks that you may, at one time or another, need to accomplish in Learn. If you have a task that you would like to see listed here, please send it to the ITR Academic Technology team at and we will post it.

How to log in to NU Learn

  1. Navigate to

  2. Enter Neumann credentials

  3. Click Login button​

Reordering Courses in My Courses Module

  1. From the Home tab, hover over the My Courses module

  2. Click on the icon at the top right of the module (looks like a gear)

  3. Under Edit Course List, click and drag courses into the order you want them
    to appear

  4. Click the Submit button​


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Grouping Courses by Term

  1. From the Home tab, hover over the My Courses module

  2. Click on the icon at the top right of the module (looks like a gear)

  3. Under Terms, click on the checkbox to select Group by Term

  4. Select which terms you want to see and whether or not they are expanded
    You can also reorder terms by clicking and dragging them up or down the list

  5. Click the Submit button​


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How to Copy Content to a New Learn Course

  1. Navigate to the course in Learn that has content
  2. Under the Control Panel, click on Packages and Utilities to expand the options
  3. Click on Course Copy
  4. Choose the course to copy to:
    1. Under Select Copy Options, click the Browse button
    2. Click the radio button next to the course that needs content
    3. Click Submit
  5. Click Select All to copy everything in the course
    1. Uncheck content you do not want
    2. Under Discussion Board, choose “Include only the forums, …” unless the starter posts are all yours.
    3. Be sure to include tools if you want the links that were created for them.
  6. Under File Attachments, use the default:
    "Copy links and copies of the content (Include all Course Files)."
    If the course contains much obsolete or duplicated content, it may be better to choose the middle option. Call us for advice.
  7. Click Submit
    You will see a green confirmation bar and receive an e-mail when the copy has completed.


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How to Import a Template into a Course Shell

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Program specific course templates may be downloaded from the NU Learn Institution Content Collection and imported into a Learn course shell by following these steps:

Part 1 – Download the template

  1. Log into NU Learn and click the Content Collection tab at the top of
    the screen

  2. Click Institution Content in the left-hand menu

  3. Click the Templates link next to the folder icon on the right

  4. Click the link for the appropriate template

  5. Save the file to your computer, and note where it is saved.
    Note: Do not try to open the file. While these look like normal zip archives, they are not.

Part 2 – Import the template into your course shell

  1. In NU Learn, navigate to your course shell.

  2. Click Packages and Utilities in the left-hand menu

  3. Click Import Package / View Logs

  4. Click the Import Package button at the top of the page

  5. Click Browse My Computer and navigate to the file downloaded in Part 1.

  6. Select the file and click “Open”

  7. Under heading “3. Select Course Materials” click Select All

  8. Submit


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Importing a ZIP package of content into a Learn course

  1. After you have downloaded the Zip file to your computer, click on the course into which you would like to import the Zip file.

  2. Under Control Panel in the left-hand menu, click on Packages and Utilities.

  3. Select Import Package / View Logs.

  4. On the next screen, click Import Package.

  5. Click the Browse button and browse to the Zip file you downloaded to
    your computer.

  6. Under "3. Select Course Materials," click the "Select All" button.

  7. Click Submit at the bottom of the screen.

  8. You will receive an email when the import is complete.​


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Change Course Start or End Dates

NOTE: These instructions can be used to allow student access to a course site early or extend availability after the end of the term (e.g., to allow access during exams).  If you need to reopen a course at a later date (e.g., to allow students to finish incomplete work), please contact for assistance.
  1. Under COURSE MANAGEMENT, click Customization and then Properties

  2. In section 3 (“Set Course Duration”), enter the desired Start Date and End Date

  3. Click the Submit button at the top or bottom of the page


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How to use Student Preview

  1. Enter a course in Learn where you are an Instructor
  2. Click the eye-like icon to the left of the color palette and Edit Mode icons.

    You are now in Student Preview mode.

  3. To exit, click Exit Preview, at top right in the orange bar


    • Select the first option, to "Delete the preview user and all data" if you are finished with the preview, or
    • Choose the second option, "Keep the preview user and all data" to grade preview user papers or tests or to see the preview user data in the Grade Center.
  4. Click Continue

If you chose to keep the preview user, the user data will stay in the course until you open the preview view again and exit, choosing the first option.


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How to add users to your course

  1. Enter a course in Learn where you are an Instructor
  2. In the Course Management Control Panel open Course Tools and click Manage Users.

  3. The first time that you use Manage Users it will display a multi-page help screen. The tool is easy to use, however. To make the help screen go away, click Preferences just above the help information. You will not need to do this again.

  4. Check off the first five roles to display and click Submit


  5. Click the Add Users button

  6. On the Add Users page:
    1. Search for users, if necessary, or type one or more usernames separated by commas in the Username(s) field,
    2. Select the role you wish them to have, and
    3. Submit. Note: Only the Registrar can add students and instructors.

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