Moodle 3: Blocks: Administration: Import All Materials From Other Moodle Courses

Importing All Materials allows the instructor to import all of the content from another Moodle course into a current course without clearing the content that already exists there. If you wish to override all content within your current course and start from scratch, you will need to Overwrite Your Course. If you wish to manually select which content should be imported, use the Selective Import.

For additional information, please visit GROK article #18477 Moodle 3: Ways to Restore or Import Content into a Course.

To Import All Materials From An Older Course Into A Current Course:

1. Log in to Moodle and click on the course you want to import content into (e.g., your new course). 

2. The Simple Restore block is a default block within the course. If the block was deleted, it can be added back. See GROK article 18411 for instructions.

3. In the Simple Restore block, click Import all materials into current course.

 Import all materials into current course link in the simple restore widget.

4. In the “Short name” field, enter text to search for the desired course. You can enter an easy search term, such as your name, or the department code and course number. (Example: BIOL 1001).

Short name text box

5. A list of backups will appear. Select the desired backup file. You will only see those courses where you have authorized access.

Note: If you do not see a backup listed for the course you would like to import from, you can manually backup your course (see GROK article 18459 for instructions). 

list of moodle backups available for import

6. Click Continue at the top of the screen to proceed with the import.

Continue button at the top of the screen.

7. A screen will appear telling you that the course was restored successfully. Select Continue to return to the course.

Continue button on the successful restore screen.

Note: If you notice any sections (topics/weeks) missing after importing materials, check the section labeled as "orphaned activities." For more information, please visit GROK article 18947.  

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