FAQ and Other Tips and Tricks

This page is home to our Frequently Asked Questions, where you can find information on all sorts of things, from useful info about using Moodle and Google Docs to how to give someone access to course materials.  If you have any questions you would like to see us add answers to, please email us.

Since we have many questions answered here, we recommend that you either search by entering a keyword or by choosing a category. You may choose to add a focus (second category) to narrow your search.

For more in-depth Moodle FAQs, check out the wiki.

How do I import course materials from 2014-15 to a 2015-16 course site?

Starting with the 2014-15 academic year, all courses will remain on the same Moodle server for up to 5 years.  To copy materials from your 2014-15 course to a 2015-16 course page, you can use the Import function of Moodle rather than the old Backup and Restore method.  Import is used when both the source course site and the destination course site are available on the same Moodle server, and is a faster method for copying content from site to another.

1. Open your destination course site

2. Click on the Administration block > Import link

Moodle Import - Search Courses

3. If you do not see your source (previous) course site, use the search box to find it

4. Click the radio button to the left of the source course name and click Continue

5. Next - to pick and choose which items to import

6. Jump to final step - to import everything from the source site (this option becomes available after the 6/18 upgrade)

Moodle Import - Jump to final step

7. Accept the checked boxes, and then choose either

8. Click Continue after the process completes

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