Import course data

Revision as of 18:28, 12 October 2011 by Mary Cooch (talk | contribs) (edited this page)

Jump to: navigation, search

Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.3. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Import course data.

Template:Re-using courses and activities

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 activities or resources.

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

How to use import

Import is a 6 step process.

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


  • 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.


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


  • Review and click Preform 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.


  1. You should see the "Import complete. Click continue to return to the course." message, or an error message indicating that the import process did not take place.

Examples and tips

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.

Tip: Groups can also be imported as a batch from a file.

See also

Course backup & Course restore - for a similar process