Moving Material Between Courses

Course activities and resources may be imported from any other course in which the teacher has editing permissions. This will allow teachers to re-use instead of re-creating one or more activities or resources.

Imports of files between courses do not include most user data, or include grades. If you'd like to move a complete copy of user data as well, or make a single archive file of an entire course for your own records or to take elsewhere, see Creating a Course Backup File and Restoring a Course Backup to an Empty Course

To reuse course materials from semester to semester in frequently taught courses, importing is usually the better choice. If you're not sure which method to use, please contact your LITS Liaison

If you'd like to use the import function, see the instructions below. 

How to import activities or resources

  • In Course Administration>Settings, click on the Import link:


  • Select the course you wish to import from and click Continue.
  • You will be presented with the "backup settings" page. Use the check boxes for import activities, blocks and or filters as types of items which will show on the next screen.


  • Select the elements you want to include in the import in the Schema settings step.


  • Review and click Perform import or click the cancel or previous buttons. The confirmation page will place green check marks and red marks next to the backup settings and include item list for you to review.


  • You should see the "Import complete. Click continue to return to the course." message, or an error message indicating that the import process did not take place.


  • Importing a quiz from one course to another will add the questions to the question bank in the target course, for use in new quizzes.