Import Course Content

Course content from previous offerings can be imported for reuse. The entire course can be imported or just selected parts. 

Importing in Moodle 4


1. The first step is to open your Moodle Dashboard and click on the course you want to import content into.

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2. Click More

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3. Click Course reuse

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4. Scroll down and click Search courses

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5. Type the course number of the course you want to import.

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7. Scroll and click to select the course you want to import.

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8. Click Continue

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9. If you want to import all of the course content, scroll and click Jump to final step.

If you only want to import part, follow the other tutorial.

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10. Click Continue.

You can safely ignore all technical information and warnings.

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11. That's it. You're done.

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** Best experienced in Full Screen (click the icon in the top right corner before you begin) **

Importing a Whole Course

If something is not appearing correctly in your course, please do not import your course again. This will create a duplicate of everything in your course. First, try adjusting your course section numbers. If that doesn't fix the problem, please contact support.

1. Visit

2. Log in to your MLC account.

3. Choose the new course that you want to import content into.
     * If you do not see your new course, please check that your course is activated. Courses can take several hours to appear in Moodle after they've been activated. 

4. From the course home page, click on the settings gear and then Import

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5. Search for the course you'd like to import content from. The best option is usually the Master Copy of your course. 
     * Some courses, especially those taught every semester like Doctrine and BHL, have so many course sites that the one you're looking for might not appear in the search. If that is the case, search for the Course Short Name.

6. After you've located the correct course, click the radio button to the left of the course name and then choose Continue

7. If you want to import the entire course, click Jump to final step. If you only want to import some of the content, further directions can be found below.

8. Wait for the course content to import. Depending on the amount of information being imported, it can take a minute or two. After the import has been completed, click Continue
     * There might be some messages under the Technical information and warnings section after the import has been completed. These messages are normal and can be ignored. 

9. After clicking Continue, the course home page will appear with the course content from the previous course, and the import is completed.

Important Notes


Importing Specific Items

1. Follow steps 1-6 above.

2. After the proper course has been chosen in step 6, use the checkboxes to mark what kind of material you'd like to import into the course. Include activities and resources is the most common option.

3. Use the checkboxes on the next page to indicate which specific materials you want to import. By default, all the materials are checked. Use the Select All/None options at the top to quickly check or uncheck the boxes. Then choose the individual items to import. 
     * If you are not able to click on a specific box, look above it for a category header in bold. Check that category header to choose the items underneath it.

4. Click Next.

5. Confirm your choices on the next screen. If they are correct, choose Perform import. You can also choose Previous to go back and choose different items.

6. Continue with steps 8 and 9 above.




Revision #27
Created 1 April 2019 19:09:16 by Rachel Feld
Updated 6 May 2024 17:22:37 by Rachel Feld