Start of Term: Copy Course Content

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If you have Teacher, Manager, or Course Content Viewer roles within Moodle, you are able to copy content from another course into your own. If you do not have access to the other course, you can request the assigned instructor enroll you with the Course Content Viewer Role.

Log in to Moodle from your Staff/Faculty account

Enter your new, empty course

TROUBLESHOOTING: If you accidentally brought over the incorrect content (or brought over the correct content more than once) you can clear your course shell of content to give yourself a fresh start

Scroll to the top of the main page of your course.

Click the More… item from the Secondary Navigation.

Select Course reuse.

NOTE: This page will default to the Import page in the tertiary navigation which is what we’re after.

Select the radio button to the left of the course you want to pull content from

Click the Continue button when ready

NOTE: If you do not see the desired course, you can limit your results to a term by entering the four-digit year slash two-letter term code (e.g. 2019/FA, 2018/SP, 2020/SU, 2017/WI) and clicking the Search button

If you are still unable to find a course, it may be have been archived and can be restored upon request via CCC’s Ticketing System for Moodle Troubleshooting.

Leave this page as-is

Single-click the Jump to final step button

NOTE: Double-clicking on this button may result in duplicated content and will require contacting to wipe the course for you. You can also clear your own course and then try again.

It make take a moment, but eventually a progress bar as shown below will appear

Wait for it to finish

NOTE: Depending on how much content you have hosted in Moodle, it may take a substantial amount of time. Talk to to explore other hosting options for large multimedia files, like video and audio such as Kaltura.

Once the progress bar finishes, the page will reload

Click the Continue button to appreciate your handiwork

Post-Import Reminders:

Import isn’t perfect and has been known to not bring over the following settings from one course to another. If you don’t use them no problem but if you do, don’t forget to double-check and update the following:

  • Course settings:
    • Course Layout: If you use Show one section per page, you’ll need to re-select that course layout.
    • Course image, you’ll need to upload the image again or find a new one.
  • Enrollments and groups:
  • News/Announcements forums, items from our Course Template, and/or blocks may be duplicated and can be deleted or re-added as needed..
  • Gradebook Settings you may want to double-check:
  • Considered User Data (question prompts and glossary entries):
    • Re-post your initial Q and A forum question(s)/discussion(s) manually.
    • If you plan to pre-populate Glossary entries don’t forget to import and export your entries from within the Activity.
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