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<p class="note">'''Please refer to [[Page_notes#Re-using courses and activities|these notes]] before editing this page.'''</p>
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Course activities and resources may be imported from any other course that the teacher has editing permissions in. This will allow teachers to re-use instead of re-creating one or more [[Activities|activities]] or [[Resources|resources]].  
  
Course activities and resources may be imported from any other course that the teacher has editing permissions. This will allow teachers to re-use instead of re-creating one or more [[Adding resources and activities|activities and resources]](contexts).  
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Import course data is similar to a backup and restore process and does not include any user data.
  
Import course data is similar to a backup and restore process, except the two step process is combined into one step and no user data is included.  This feature will not import student or teacher data, such as quizzes, forum posts and discussions. It will only import the structure of such activities. 
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==How to import activities or resources==
  
==How to use import course data==
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*In ''Course Administration>Settings'', click on the ''Import'' link:
  
# Select the Import option from the [[Course administration block|Course administration menu]]
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[[File:Importactivities.png]]
# Next, select the course you wish to import from and click the ''Use this course'' button.
 
# You will be presented with a check box list from which you can select the type of activities or resources you wish to import (see below).
 
# Finally, click ''Continue'' after you have made your selections to import those items.
 
  
[[Image:Import.jpg|frame|center|Course Administration block]]
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*Select the course you wish to import from and click  ''Continue''.
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*You will be presented with the "backup settings" page. Use the check boxes for import activities, blocks and or filters as types of items which will show on the next screen.
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[[File:Importsettings.png]]
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*Select the elements you want to include in the import in the Schema settings step.
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[[File:Includeforimport.png]]
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*Review and click ''Perform import'' or click the cancel or previous buttons. The confirmation page will place green check marks and red marks next to the backup settings and include item list for you to review.
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[[File:Includeforimportconfirm.png]]
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*You should see the Import complete; click Continue to return to the course.
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*You'll find your imported element in the same-numbered section where it appeared in its original course; to move it to a different section Turn Editing On and drag into place.
  
 
==Examples and tips==
 
==Examples and tips==
[[Image:Course Import Data 1.jpg|thumb|center|You can select only those things you want from another course.]]
 
  
Importing a quiz from course A to course B, will bring in the questions.  
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*Importing a quiz from course A to course B, will also add the questions to the question bank so you can use them in new quizzes.
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*''Tip:'' Groups can also be imported as a batch from a file.
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* ''Tip:'' It may be necessary to check all Activities (Forums, Assignments, etc.) to assure they are now using HTML format. Due to the change in the HTML editor from 1.9 to 2.2, editing of Activities comes up as "Moodle Auto-format" which displays the HTML version of the Description. Once the "Moodle Auto-format" has been changed to "HTML format" the new HTML editor is available by default when editing.
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==Import course capabilities==
  
:''Tip:'' Groups can also be imported as a batch from a file.
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* [[Capabilities/moodle/backup:backuptargetimport|Backup for import]] - allows a user to backup a course ready for importing into another course
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* [[Capabilities/moodle/restore:restoretargetimport|Restore from files targeted as import]] - allows a user to import activities or resources from another course
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
[[Course backup]] =
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*[[Course backup]] & [[Course restore]] - for a similar process
[[Category:Teacher]]
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*Course import does not restore legacy files MDL-25631 (fixed for 2.3.7)
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* Tracker issue MDL-25993 Import screen needs deselect all option - including browser workaround tip
  
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Latest revision as of 07:31, 24 May 2013

Course activities and resources may be imported from any other course that the teacher has editing permissions in. This will allow teachers to re-use instead of re-creating one or more activities or resources.

Import course data is similar to a backup and restore process and does not include any user data.

How to import activities or resources

  • In Course Administration>Settings, click on the Import link:

Importactivities.png

  • Select the course you wish to import from and click Continue.
  • You will be presented with the "backup settings" page. Use the check boxes for import activities, blocks and or filters as types of items which will show on the next screen.

Importsettings.png

  • Select the elements you want to include in the import in the Schema settings step.

Includeforimport.png

  • Review and click Perform import or click the cancel or previous buttons. The confirmation page will place green check marks and red marks next to the backup settings and include item list for you to review.

Includeforimportconfirm.png

  • You should see the Import complete; click Continue to return to the course.
  • You'll find your imported element in the same-numbered section where it appeared in its original course; to move it to a different section Turn Editing On and drag into place.

Examples and tips

  • Importing a quiz from course A to course B, will also add the questions to the question bank so you can use them in new quizzes.
  • Tip: Groups can also be imported as a batch from a file.
  • Tip: It may be necessary to check all Activities (Forums, Assignments, etc.) to assure they are now using HTML format. Due to the change in the HTML editor from 1.9 to 2.2, editing of Activities comes up as "Moodle Auto-format" which displays the HTML version of the Description. Once the "Moodle Auto-format" has been changed to "HTML format" the new HTML editor is available by default when editing.


Import course capabilities

See also

  • Course backup & Course restore - for a similar process
  • Course import does not restore legacy files MDL-25631 (fixed for 2.3.7)
  • Tracker issue MDL-25993 Import screen needs deselect all option - including browser workaround tip