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Moodle 1.9 Essential Training for Teachers

Importing content to another course


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Moodle 1.9 Essential Training for Teachers

with Chris Mattia

Video: Importing content to another course

It's a wonderful feature that's built in the Moodle that's going to save you an enormous amount of time when you teach multiple courses, and that's the Import function that's built into the Administration block. The Import function allows you to import material that you are building in one course and have it import into another course that you are teaching on the same Moodle system. To demonstrate this though, we are going to need to create another course that you are enrolled as the instructor on. To do this, go up to the upper right hand corner of your screen and click the Logout button.
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  1. 8m 21s
    1. Welcome
      2m 8s
    2. Course overview
      5m 22s
    3. Using the exercise files
      51s
  2. 34m 55s
    1. Getting started
      2m 59s
    2. Installing Moodle on a Mac
      8m 45s
    3. Installing Moodle on a Windows computer
      14m 24s
    4. Creating user accounts
      3m 55s
    5. Creating a new course
      3m 0s
    6. Just enough site administration to get you going
      1m 52s
  3. 41m 16s
    1. Logging in and getting oriented with Moodle
      5m 8s
    2. Customizing your profile
      4m 7s
    3. Customizing course settings
      3m 49s
    4. Editing the header block
      1m 33s
    5. Posting a course syllabus
      3m 55s
    6. Communicating news to students
      3m 5s
    7. Managing files and folders
      3m 41s
    8. Posting lecture slides
      3m 11s
    9. Setting up the gradebook
      5m 35s
    10. Sending email to the class
      2m 54s
    11. Creating a simple assignment
      4m 18s
  4. 51m 28s
    1. HTML editor overview
      10m 11s
    2. Formatting text
      8m 42s
    3. Creating tables
      9m 36s
    4. Creating internal links
      7m 27s
    5. Creating external links
      7m 2s
    6. Inserting local pictures with HTML
      3m 55s
    7. Inserting pictures from Flickr
      4m 35s
  5. 49m 22s
    1. Preparing images
      6m 53s
    2. Batch-uploading files
      5m 58s
    3. Posting image files
      2m 33s
    4. Posting a photo gallery
      3m 45s
    5. Preparing audio files
      10m 14s
    6. Posting audio
      3m 50s
    7. Preparing video files
      7m 45s
    8. Posting video
      3m 48s
    9. Inserting video from YouTube
      4m 36s
  6. 37m 11s
    1. Creating a text label
      6m 14s
    2. Linking to a web site
      6m 2s
    3. Creating a text page
      4m 45s
    4. Creating a web page
      10m 56s
    5. Linking to a folder of documents
      4m 18s
    6. Inserting an IMS content package
      4m 56s
  7. 27m 23s
    1. Assignments overview
      2m 13s
    2. Advanced uploading of files
      10m 32s
    3. Online text
      4m 26s
    4. Uploading a single file
      5m 1s
    5. Offline activity
      5m 11s
  8. 11m 39s
    1. Creating a live chat room
      5m 13s
    2. Creating a choice
      6m 26s
  9. 15m 45s
    1. Setting up a simple database
      4m 14s
    2. Creating database fields
      2m 49s
    3. Customizing a database template
      1m 33s
    4. Entering data into a database
      1m 43s
    5. Enabling database auto-linking
      3m 23s
    6. Enhancing a database with file uploads
      2m 3s
  10. 17m 16s
    1. Creating a main glossary
      4m 45s
    2. Adding concepts to the glossary
      3m 16s
    3. Enabling glossary auto-linking
      3m 38s
    4. Enabling students to edit a glossary
      2m 5s
    5. Creating a secondary glossary
      3m 32s
  11. 9m 58s
    1. Creating a forum
      5m 21s
    2. Using a discussion forum
      4m 37s
  12. 32m 17s
    1. Creating a wiki
      7m 3s
    2. Wiki editing basics
      4m 26s
    3. Creating lists
      6m 1s
    4. Subdividing a class wiki
      3m 43s
    5. Adding attachments and images
      2m 54s
    6. Creating external links
      2m 27s
    7. Creating a table
      5m 43s
  13. 1h 9m
    1. Online assessment overview
      1m 38s
    2. Creating question pool categories
      1m 58s
    3. Creating a first question
      6m 24s
    4. Creating true/false questions
      4m 39s
    5. Creating multiple choice questions
      7m 23s
    6. Creating short answer questions
      6m 59s
    7. Creating essay questions
      6m 22s
    8. Creating match questions
      6m 38s
    9. Creating numerical questions
      4m 56s
    10. Importing question pools from Blackboard
      6m 24s
    11. Creating a quiz
      9m 9s
    12. Adding questions to a quiz
      6m 50s
  14. 39m 16s
    1. Gradebook overview
      2m 6s
    2. Completing assignments as a student
      9m 34s
    3. Grading an assignment
      4m 52s
    4. Quick grading
      2m 25s
    5. Grading assignments with uploaded files
      2m 18s
    6. Grading offline assignments
      1m 16s
    7. Grading an online quiz
      3m 30s
    8. Quiz data analysis
      3m 4s
    9. Adding assignments
      2m 3s
    10. Exporting grades
      3m 55s
    11. Importing grades
      4m 13s
  15. 20m 4s
    1. Calendars and events overview
      3m 51s
    2. Creating a new event
      3m 21s
    3. Creating a repeating event
      3m 15s
    4. Exporting a calendar to iCal
      4m 5s
    5. Exporting a calendar to Outlook
      5m 32s
  16. 44m 40s
    1. Course administration overview
      3m 3s
    2. Managing course settings
      12m 48s
    3. Managing user roles
      2m 59s
    4. Managing groups
      4m 51s
    5. Backing up your course
      4m 34s
    6. Restoring data from a backup
      3m 14s
    7. Importing content to another course
      4m 53s
    8. Resetting a course
      3m 24s
    9. Running reports
      4m 54s
  17. 4m 14s
    1. Additional resources
      2m 58s
    2. Goodbye
      1m 16s

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Moodle 1.9 Essential Training for Teachers
8h 34m Beginner May 28, 2009

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Moodle is an online tool that allows educators to interact with students outside the classroom and manage a course from anywhere. In Moodle Essential Training for Teachers, Chris Mattia shows how this program works for teachers on three levels: disseminating information, creating a forum where ideas are exchanged, and assessing the progress of students. Chris shows how to build course materials with Moodle's HTML editor, post assignments, and save time by using Moodle's grade book to evaluate tests automatically and organize scores. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Installing and configuring Moodle
  • Preparing media files for distribution inside a Moodle course
  • Posting instructions on the course home page
  • Setting up course-specific glossaries and databases
  • Building assignments students can complete online
  • Using Moodle's built-in email and discussion boards
  • Creating a wiki inside Moodle for students to build and contribute content
  • Developing multimedia exams to assess course comprehension
Subjects:
Elearning Teacher Tools Education Educational Technology Higher Education Student Tools
Software:
Moodle
Author:
Chris Mattia

Importing content to another course

It's a wonderful feature that's built in the Moodle that's going to save you an enormous amount of time when you teach multiple courses, and that's the Import function that's built into the Administration block. The Import function allows you to import material that you are building in one course and have it import into another course that you are teaching on the same Moodle system. To demonstrate this though, we are going to need to create another course that you are enrolled as the instructor on. To do this, go up to the upper right hand corner of your screen and click the Logout button.

If you are following along with one of the test servers that we installed in a previous movie, then you can go ahead and follow along with me; otherwise you'll need to contact your IT department and ask them to create a separate course for you. To create the course, simply select the Username under Login and type in admin. Then under the Password, type in the administrator's password, which on our test servers is 12345. We'll click the Login button, and then in the left hand side under Site Administration, click on the link for Courses.

Then click on the link for Add/Edit courses and click the button for Add a new course. We'll select the Full name of the course to be Import Course, and then for the Short name, we'll simply select import101. Now, we'll scroll all the way to the bottom of the page because none of the other settings are going to make any difference whatsoever. We'll then click the Save Changes button and we are taken to a location where we can assign local roles to all the users. We want to click on the Teachers link and then select their name from the list of potential users and click Add.

We can then go ahead and enroll the students into this course by clicking on the dropdown at the top for Role to assign, selecting Student, and then holding down the Command or Ctrl key on your keyboard, individually select the other students, and then click the Add button. This will add all of the students into this course as well. Our course is now created and it's ready for us to demonstrate the import process. Let's go ahead and click the Logout button in the upper right hand corner of the screen, and then Log back in as ourself. If you are following along with my login, my login user name is Chris and my password is 12345. Click the Login button and now we can see that we have a second course that we are listed as the instructor on.

Let's go ahead and go into that course by clicking on the link for Import Course. You can see that the topic outline is completely blank. We'll go over to the left hand Administration block and click on the Import button. Now, the top option shows courses that I have taught and it lists the Coral Reef Ecology course that we've been building throughout these exercises. We'll click the button for Use this course and then we are given the ability to select which resources and assignments that we want to import. We'll go ahead and leave these set to All, which is the default.

If we scroll all the way to the bottom, we can then click the Continue button. Scroll to the bottom again, click the Continue button again, and after a few seconds, the Import Course function will run. We can then scroll all the way to the bottom, clicking Continue one more time, another process runs. We scroll to the bottom of the screen again, click Continue, and now we are inside of our new course.

We can tell that we are in a different course from our normal Coral Reef Course because in the upper left hand corner, we can see the link for lyndaU and then we see the link for import101. This is a different course than our BIOL432 course that we've been building, but all the materials that we've been working with are now inside of this new course. You will also notice that since we took the default settings when we created the course, we have discourses created in the form of a topics listing, which is the default for the server that we are using.

So if you look any material that doesn't fit inside of the first 10 weeks of the course, then get add it to the top block of content. Here you can see we've got the listing for the final exam, and other items that show up in later Content block in our main course. But overall, all the materials from our main course have now been imported into this new import101 course. The Import feature is a great feature to save you a lot of time especially, when you are teaching multiple courses using a lot of materials that you are sharing between the same courses, or if you are teaching similar courses from one semester to the next and you have built some content that you want to move from one course to another.

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