Importing Course Content  Moodle ISU


The Import function allows course content to be moved from one course to another within the same instance of Moodle. User data (student files), manually added calendar events, and topic headings (summaries) will not be imported using this function.

This guide will help you to:

Note: It is important to allow each page in this process to load completely before moving on to the next step.

Import Content into your Course

  1. In the My Courses area, Click on the Course Title of the course to which you want to import content.

Hot Tip: You can access your courses from anywhere in Moodle  ISU by opening the My Courses dropdown menu in the Navigation block.  

  1. In the Administration block, Click on the arrow left of Course Administration.

  1. Click on Import.

  1. Select the course that contains the data you want to import and Click the Continue button.

Note: If you do not see the course with the content you want listed in the courses that come up, use the search function located below the list of courses.

  1. Select the item categories you want to import from the course by clicking on the box next to each activity.
  2. Click the Next button.

  1. Select the specific items you want to import from the list that appears on the screen.


Hot Tip: Entire Weeks/Topics can be selected at once by Clicking on the Check Box next to the week/topic title.

Note: If you would like to add specific items from a Week/Topic you must select the name of the Week/Topic and then select the specific items you would like imported.

Note: Unless you have specific posts or information in the news forum, do not import it into the new course. Importing the news forum will create duplicate news forums in your course.

  1. Once you have selected the items you wish to import, Click the Next button.  On the Confirmation and Review page, you will see a checkmark next to the items that are to be imported and an “X” next to the ones that will not be imported.

  1. Click the Perform Import button to continue.
  2. When the import is complete a new screen will appear that says “Import complete”. Click on the  Continue button to return to the course.


The imported course content should now be visible on your course homepage.        

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