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Moodle Import Function

August 18th, 2010

Directions regarding the Moodle Import function to re-use content from Moodle courses from previous semesters.

Note: If you need access to your previous semester’s Moodle course, please email TLTC@purchase.edu.

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To move content (resources and activities) from your previous Moodle courses into your FA10 Moodle shells, you can use the Import link located within the Administration block of the course to which you’d like to add content:

  1. Navigate to the FA10 version of your course; which you can find in your ‘My Courses’ block on the Moodle main page or on your Moodle profile (click on your name at the upper right side of Moodle)
  2. Click on ‘Import’, located in the Administration block, usually on the left side of the page
  3. Under “Import activities from another course,” locate your previously taught course in the pull-down menu and click the “Use this course” button
  4. On the next screen, choose the activities and resources you’d like to import into the new version of the course. If you’d like all of the content, leave all boxes checked and click ‘Continue
  5. On the next screen, review the items being imported, and click ‘Continue’ at the bottom of the page
  6. Moodle will copy the activities and resources you’ve chosen, export that content, and import it into the new course once you click ‘Continue’ > Import Course Data, click ‘Continue’ again > Continue again > Import Complete! Continue to your course

You can now make your edits and updates to the FA10 version of your course using the content you’ve imported into the new shell.

Marie Sciangula

  1. August 19th, 2010 at 10:31 | #1

    Good tip. A little nerve racking because you dont see alot of documentation from MOODLE telling you really what you are doing..but definitely works. I like.

  2. Peggy DeStefano
    October 16th, 2010 at 23:23 | #2

    Thanks for the easy to follow recipe for Importing course content. The only follow-up question I have is will the contents remain in the old course too?

  3. October 20th, 2010 at 11:38 | #3

    Hi Peggy: Yes, all course materials will remain in the original course after importing into a new course. Nothing will be altered with regards to the original Moodle course. MS

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