SNAP: How to Import All Materials into a Course

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 are importing content from a Master Course, or a course in which you made recent changes, be sure to first make a backup of the course before importing the content. For instructions, visit SNAP: How to Backup a Course. 

If you wish to override all content within your current course and start from scratch, visit SNAP: How to Overwrite a Course. If you wish to manually select which content should be imported, visit SNAP: Selective Import Content From Other Moodle Courses.

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

How to Import All Materials From Another 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. Once entered into desired course click Course Tools.

SNAP course tools select


3. Then scroll to the Simple Restore section and click Import all materials into current course

simple restore import SNAP


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.

SNAP import selection

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 19847 for instructions).

6. Click Continue to proceed

continue to import on SNAP


7. A message regarding the courses restoration will appear, click continue to view the restored course.

SNAP course restoration success


7. You have now been redirected to the newly restored courses page.

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 19964.  


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