Transfering contents from old Moodle to new Moodle
How to transfer contents, materials and activities from the old Moodle (moodle.hamk.fi) to the new Moodle (learn.hamk.fi)?
The transfer can be made with Moodle backups. Users or student assignments cannot be transferred. Group names and grouping names are included in backup anyway.
Step 1. Back up in old Moodle
Make a backup of the course in the old Moodle ( http://moodle.hamk.fi ). You can not include users or user information. You can still use previously created groups and groupings in the new course.
- Go to the right course.
- Open the course settings (cogwheel menu) to access course settings. Select Backup
- You can exclude unnecessary content from the backup by unchecking them the selection. Use the Next / Continue button to move forward. Do not select IM cartridge.
- There is a few review steps, from which you can proceed with the Continue / Next button at the bottom of the page ►► Lastly Perform the backup. ► If you do not need to check the contents to be copied separately, select “Skip directly to the last step”.
- At the end of the last step, the message: “Backup completed successfully.” Continue ►
- You will be taken to the Restore page where you manage various backups. You can find the file you just created in the User Private Backup Area section with the most recent date for this backup.
- Download the backup to your own computer. The download link can be found in the file list at the end of the line.
Step 2. Get a course in the new Moodle
Moodle courses and participants are managed in Peppi. Help (Peppi–Moodle) . If you have used Grid formatting in your old course, you may want to switch to this new course before the next step.
Step 3. Restore the contents from the backup in the new Moodle
- Go to the empty course you ordered in Peppi in the new Moodle ( http://learn.hamk.fi ).
- In the course, select Settings – Restore►
- Import backup file: select and download the newly created backup file (backup-moodle2-course-mb. Mbz) from your own computer. The file is probably located in the Downloads folder in the file manager.
- Press the Restore button to start the restore.
- A) Confirm: The Confirm page displays a summary of the work situation information. Select Continue ►
B) Destination: Make sure you restore to the correct course. If the ”Select Restore to this course” heading is displayed, click ”Merge the backed up course to this course”. NB! If there is nothing left in the new course and you want a new course in grid format, click “Delete and Restore here”. In this case, the grid enters the course directly and the thumbnails appear directly in the grid view. The Merge feature adds course to the contents of the backup, Delete and Restore Roller over any materials already in the course. Continue ►
C) Settings: Options are usually ok. Next ►
D) Schema: You can edit the name, abbreviation and start date and uncheck any content you no longer want to import into the new course. To edit, change “Overwrite Course Settings” to Yes. If there were groups or groupings in the backed-up course that you want to include in the course, change the “Keep current groups and groupings” option to Yes. Please note that you can only use the following characters in the abbreviation: international alphabet a-ö, numbers, space, hyphen, underscore. Next ► E) Preview:
Checklist of what is being brought into the new course. If necessary, you can return to the previous step. Perform a restore. ►
F) Process: Moodle displays the restore progress bar.
G) Done: Moodle may warn you of a version conflict, you can still proceed with the restore. If necessary, confirm the link with student roles. Continue ►
If you used the Grid format and the box thumbnails do not appear, then after importing the backup to the course, the home page images can be found with File Picker in System Files – Course Section Summaries.
Step 4. Finish the new course
- To change the top image, add files related to the course description in the course settings.
- The text and image of the course description appear in the course summary on the Moodle desktop.
- Content layout is affected by selections in Settings / Course Format. Course formats include, e.g., topics, grid, and tabs.
- Individuals are managed through Peppi: teachers are added as resources for implementation and registered students are accepted for implementation.