Copying content from one Moodle course to another
You can copy contents from one course to another in different ways. Below are the methods from the lightest to the hardest.
The sharing cart is suitable for you if you only need some contents or sections of the Moodle course. The sharing cart also works best when you want to collect some contents or sections from several Moodle courses without importing each one via the import function. When using the sharing cart, you can always ensure that the contents are moved precisely to the topic where you want them. It takes a while for the contents to transfer, please be patient.
Adding content to the sharing cart
- Turn on editing mode.
- Add a section or content to the sharing cart by pressing the fsharing cart icon next to the content.
Bringing content from the sharing cart to the Moodle course
- Select the desired section or content in the sharing cart from the last button in the sharing cart content row.
2. Click with the cursor on the place where you want to place the content. The areas are indicated by a dashed line and an arrow. If you are moving a section, confirm whether you want to replace the section name with the name of the copied partition.
As a teacher you can import all or part of the contents of a previous Moodle course into the same or another Moodle course.
- Go to the Moodle course where you want to import content.
- Open More menu and choose Course reuse.
- You will see a list of your own Moodle courses. If there are more than 10 Moodle courses, only the first ones are displayed. If the name of a suitable course does not appear in the list, the search box below the list will help. Search by name or part of name.
- The import proceeds with the Continue button.
- In the next steps of the import, you can choose to import either all the contents (default) or only some of the contents. All those marked with a cross will be imported. Moodle shows almost the same information several times (order proposal list, packing list, transfer list), you shouldn’t be surprised.
When importing from one Moodle course to another, the contents of the sections are placed to exactly the same location where they were in the original Moodle course: the contents of the fifth section to the fifth section, the contents of the second section to the second section, etc.
If the new Moodle course already has some content in the same section, the copied content will be added after those. If someone has already changed the name of that section to something else, the name of the section will be the name after this newly copied section.
The calendar days of the assignments are not transferred directly to the calendar of the new Moodle course. The dates are visible in the workspace calendar when each task is opened and saved.
NOTE If the Grid course format is used in the workspace, the images of these grids will not be visible in the other course with the Import function, unless you change the course format accordingly to Grid before importing. Images are imported, but you must choose them again to make them visible.
You can transfer contents to another Moodle course via a backup file if you wish.
- Make a backup of the desired Moodle course without users and download it to your own computer. (Course reuse >Backup from the drop-down menu)
- Go to the Moodle course where you want to use a similar course template.
- If the grid format is used in the course, change the course format of the new course to match the old one in advance: Settings > Edit settings > course format. Save the changes.
- Select Restore from the settings and retrieve the file you downloaded to your computer.
- The return is multi-stage procedure, continue from the bottom of the pages. The different pages mostly have summaries of the content to be restored, there is hardly any need to make changes to these.
- Under Restore to this course (a few pages later), select the appropriate setting:
- The Merge function adds the backup file content to this course
- Remove and restore, empties the previous materials that may already be in the Moodle course.
Did you have Grid format in the course, but you forgot to change the format before importing the file?
If you used the Grid format you can find front page images in Server files (the path and the name of the course will appear, under which the Course section summaries folder, with all subjects/sections with their files.
Copying content from one Moodle to another
- Create a course backup in one Moodle environment.
- Download the backup file to your computer.
- Restore the backup file in the other Moodle environment.