Moodle 3: Blocks: Administration: Selective Import Content From Other Moodle Courses



You can Import selected content from another Moodle course in which you are enrolled as the Primary or Non-Primary Instructor.  This feature is different from the Overwrite current course process in that it will not erase or overwrite any course material. It is also different from the Import all materials into current course process because it will simply add the content that you select. If you want to restore an entire course, see the article: Overwrite A Current Course.

Note: The Selective Import feature only lists your courses in Moodle 3. You will not see courses from Moodle 2 listed when using the Selective Import feature because they are not on the same site.

For more information about the different ways to restore or import materials into a course, see GROK article # 18477 "Moodle 3: Ways to Restore or Import Content into a Course."
 

To Selective Import Content From Other Moodle Courses:

1. Log in to Moodle and click on the course you want to import content into. 

2. Click the Selective Import link in the Administration block within the Moodle course that you want to import content into. This can be a blank course, or a course that already has material in it.

selective import button on the administration block


3. Select the Moodle course you want to import content items from then click Continue.

 Import Course data


4. Select/deselect activities, blocks, and filters according to what you would like to be included. Then, click Next.

 Backup settings


5. Moodle will then show you a page that lists all of the content items that will be imported. Select the items that you want to import. (*This may take several minutes depending on how many and the size of items you have selected to import.)

NOTE:  Moodle will only import the content items that have a check next to them.  By default, ALL items are checked. You must manually uncheck the items that you DO NOT WANT to import.

Included Import files
 

5. Click Next.

Next button


6. The next page shows you all of the content items that are written to the new import file that is created. (*This may take several minutes depending on how many and the size of items you have selected to import.)

backup settings window

 

7. Click Perform import.

Perform Import button


8. A page will show you the status of all of the content items that have been imported into your course.  (*This may take several minutes depending on how many and the size of items you have selected to import.)

9. Click Continue to return to your Moodle course.

Note: If you notice any sections (topics/weeks) missing after importing materials, check to see if any are under sections labled as 'orphaned activities.' For more information, please visit GROK article 18947.  

Referenced from: moodle3.lsu.edu

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