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Restoring a Moodle 1.9 course into Moodle 2.1

From: Moodle 2.1 Essential Training for Teachers

Video: Restoring a Moodle 1.9 course into Moodle 2.1

If you've been using Moodle for sometime now, you may have been using Moodle on a previous version of Moodle, such as Moodle 1.9. In which case, you probably have some courses that you've created that you don't waste all of the time that you spent building all of that course content. You'd like to bring it into Moodle 2. Well, you can do that now with Moodle 2.1, and it is possible to do this as a teacher. However, your Moodle Server would need to have several settings changes in order to make it possible for a teacher to do this smoothly.

Restoring a Moodle 1.9 course into Moodle 2.1

If you've been using Moodle for sometime now, you may have been using Moodle on a previous version of Moodle, such as Moodle 1.9. In which case, you probably have some courses that you've created that you don't waste all of the time that you spent building all of that course content. You'd like to bring it into Moodle 2. Well, you can do that now with Moodle 2.1, and it is possible to do this as a teacher. However, your Moodle Server would need to have several settings changes in order to make it possible for a teacher to do this smoothly.

The default settings in our test server for an administrator work quite well though. So, if you need to, you may need to get help from your IT department in order to step through this process at your actual institution, but if you're following along with me, go ahead and go up to the upper right-hand corner and click the Logout button. Next, click the Login button and let's log in as the Administrator user by typing in admin and the password of 12345. The first step in restoring a course from Moodle 1.9 is to go over the left-hand side and scroll down and click on Site administration>Courses, and then the link for Add/edit courses.

We need to go into the Miscellaneous category, and then simply click the Add a new course button. The Course full name that we will use will be Import from Moodle 1.9. For the Course short name, we will call it ImportM19. We are going to leave all the other settings blank or at their defaults with the exception of Number of weeks/topics. We will go ahead and select 15 for that option, because that's the number of weeks that we had in the previous course. Go ahead and scroll all the way down to the bottom and click the Save changes button.

Now, we don't need to worry about enrolling any users into this course yet, we will handle that in a few minutes. But for now, go ahead and go up to the breadcrumbs and click on ImportM19. This will take us directly into the Import from Moodle 1.9 course. Here we can see that there is no content currently inside of this course. To bring in our old course, all we need to do is go over to the Settings block and click the Restore link just as we did in the previous movie. Only this time, there's no course backup files to be able to restore so we need to Import a backup file.

Click the Choose a file button, then make sure on your File picker, you're selected on Upload a file, and click the Browse button. In the Chapter 15, exercise files, there is a file called backup-biol432-20090414-1543.zip. Go ahead and select that file and Hit the Open button, and then click the Upload this file button. The file name should appear inside of the Import backup file. Now, what file is this? This is the course that we created as part of the Moodle 1.9 Essential Training for Teachers that we recorded back in April of 2009.

So, this file is pulled directly out of those exercise files and it's the complete course that we set up back a couple of years ago. Let's restore that course directly into Moodle 2. Click the Restore button and Moodle will now try to detect the type of file that we've just uploaded. It's noticing that this is not a standard backup file, but it's going to do its best to try and figure the file out. So, go ahead and click the Continue button and see what Moodle is able to do. It looks like it's figured it out. So now, we have the choice to be able to Restore to a new course or Restore into this course.

I'd like to restore all of these data directly into this current course that we're working with, and we have two options. We can either merge the backup data into this course as we did in last movie, or we can delete the contents of the course completely and then restore, and that's the one that we want. We want to make sure that there's nothing from his this current course. We want to get rid of this and we want to just restore everything from our old Moodle 1.9 course. So, go ahead and click the Continue button, and now we are able to see what settings that we can import. We can include activities and blocks, none of the other options will come in.

Go ahead and hit the Next button and now we have our detailed view of every individual item that we can import. At the top, we're also able to decide if we want to reset the course name to be Coral Reef Ecology, the short name to be BIOL432 and set the Course startdate to the same thing that it was back in 2009. But we don't want to reset all of these settings. we want to leave the import Moodle 19 course name and ImportM19 field the way that we just set it. So, we'll go ahead and leave Overwrite course configuration set to No.

That way it'll be easy to tell what we've done. Go ahead and scroll down through the list and we can see all of the individual items that we're going to import. Hit the Next button at the bottom right, and we're going to have one more chance to review all of our settings. Everything looks good, so we'll simply scroll all the way down to the bottom of our page and click the Perform restore button. When the restore completes, our page refreshes and lets us know that everything went smoothly. Go ahead and click the Continue button and now we can see that the bulk of our contact has come over. Now, if you watched the previous title, you may remember that we used to have a header graphic up here at the top.

Now that header graphic didn't come over, and there may be a few other small items throughout the course that we may have to go in and tweak, but for the most part, the vast majority of all of our content came over from the older Moodle 1.9 course. Now, the process is not perfect yet, but you're able to bring over most of your content and save yourself an enormous amount time. The last step in bringing over a course is to go ahead and set up the user accounts. All we need to do is go over to the Settings block and click on Users. Then select Enrollment methods and add the method of Manual enrollments.

We're going to make sure that the Default role is set to Student and we'll hit the Add method button. Now, we can click only the Enroll users icon over in the Edit column for manual enrollments,, and then we can go in and we can add in all of our students holding down the Command or Ctrl key to multiple select our students and hit Add. Then change the assigned role to Teacher, select ourselves and hit Add. Then we can go back into our main course by clicking on the ImportM19 field.

Now, when we log out and we log back in, our course should appear for us. In the next movie, we're going to remain logged in as our administrator, so we can create one more course, and then we'll look at how to use the Import course function.

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  1. 3m 26s
    1. Welcome
      1m 14s
    2. Course overview
      1m 34s
    3. Using the exercise files
      38s
  2. 1h 10m
    1. What you need to get started
      4m 27s
    2. Installing Moodle on a Mac
      9m 23s
    3. Configuring Moodle for the Mac
      5m 29s
    4. Installing Moodle on a Windows computer
      11m 35s
    5. Configuring Moodle for Windows
      7m 21s
    6. Creating a custom theme
      10m 0s
    7. Creating user accounts
      6m 4s
    8. Creating a new course
      6m 35s
    9. Just enough site administration
      9m 51s
  3. 1h 20m
    1. Logging in and getting oriented
      4m 23s
    2. Managing private files
      3m 41s
    3. Customizing your profile
      8m 26s
    4. Customizing course settings
      10m 14s
    5. Editing the header block
      5m 18s
    6. Posting a course syllabus
      3m 43s
    7. Communicating news to students
      4m 4s
    8. Managing files and folders
      6m 14s
    9. Posting lecture slides
      4m 37s
    10. Organizing course content
      12m 31s
    11. Setting up the Gradebook
      5m 4s
    12. Creating a simple assignment
      9m 45s
    13. Messaging students
      2m 49s
  4. 26m 45s
    1. HTML Editor overview
      5m 9s
    2. Formatting text
      5m 10s
    3. Creating internal links
      3m 14s
    4. Creating external links
      2m 42s
    5. Inserting local pictures with HTML
      4m 26s
    6. Creating equations
      6m 4s
  5. 47m 28s
    1. Preparing images
      5m 19s
    2. Posting image files
      3m 18s
    3. Posting a photo gallery
      3m 23s
    4. Creating header graphics in Fireworks
      7m 58s
    5. Preparing audio
      9m 41s
    6. Posting audio files
      4m 49s
    7. Preparing video
      7m 21s
    8. Posting QuickTime video as .mov files
      2m 43s
    9. Posting Flash video as .flv files
      2m 56s
  6. 36m 9s
    1. Understanding repositories
      3m 5s
    2. Configuring a Dropbox repository
      6m 13s
    3. Using a Dropbox repository
      4m 43s
    4. Configuring a Google Docs repository
      1m 15s
    5. Using a Google Docs repository
      5m 20s
    6. Configuring a Flickr repository
      6m 13s
    7. Using a Flickr repository
      4m 5s
    8. Configuring the YouTube videos repository
      1m 7s
    9. Using the YouTube videos repository
      4m 8s
  7. 38m 50s
    1. Understanding resources and activities
      1m 9s
    2. Posting a file or document
      8m 36s
    3. Displaying a folder of documents
      4m 33s
    4. Using a label to bring your course to life
      6m 42s
    5. Creating a custom web page
      10m 33s
    6. Posting a URL for a web resource
      7m 17s
  8. 25m 51s
    1. Assignments overview
      1m 43s
    2. Advanced uploading of files assignment
      11m 32s
    3. Online text assignment
      4m 20s
    4. Uploading a single file assignment
      3m 42s
    5. Offline activity assignment
      3m 21s
    6. Assignment and Gradebook interactions
      1m 13s
  9. 35m 34s
    1. Creating a live chat room
      4m 57s
    2. Understanding Choice, Feedback, and Survey activities
      1m 23s
    3. Creating a Choice activity
      5m 10s
    4. Creating a customized Feedback activity
      4m 47s
    5. Adding a multiple choice question
      3m 14s
    6. Adding a dependent followup question
      3m 7s
    7. Adding a rating question
      2m 39s
    8. Adding an open response question
      2m 36s
    9. Analyzing Feedback results
      4m 16s
    10. Adding a standardized survey
      3m 25s
  10. 17m 18s
    1. Creating a main glossary
      5m 29s
    2. Adding concepts to the glossary
      2m 53s
    3. Enabling glossary auto-linking
      2m 53s
    4. Creating a secondary glossary
      6m 3s
  11. 11m 56s
    1. Creating a forum
      4m 40s
    2. Seeding a forum with questions
      3m 9s
    3. Participating in a forum
      4m 7s
  12. 31m 24s
    1. Creating a wiki
      4m 15s
    2. Wiki editing basics
      5m 28s
    3. Creating new pages
      2m 47s
    4. Creating lists
      3m 42s
    5. Adding images
      3m 53s
    6. Creating external links
      4m 24s
    7. Creating a table
      6m 55s
  13. 1h 4m
    1. Online assessment overview
      1m 20s
    2. Creating question pool categories
      2m 24s
    3. Creating a first question
      7m 10s
    4. Creating true/false questions
      3m 1s
    5. Creating multiple choice questions
      8m 22s
    6. Creating short answer questions
      8m 19s
    7. Creating essay questions
      4m 59s
    8. Creating match questions
      7m 10s
    9. Creating a quiz
      9m 0s
    10. Adding questions to a quiz
      2m 20s
    11. Changing the order of questions
      3m 1s
    12. Assigning quiz points
      1m 35s
    13. Previewing a finished quiz
      5m 50s
  14. 39m 38s
    1. Gradebook overview
      4m 53s
    2. Moving an assignment into a category
      1m 33s
    3. Completing assignments as a student
      11m 31s
    4. Grading assignments
      5m 5s
    5. Using quick grading
      1m 28s
    6. Grading assignments with uploaded files
      1m 58s
    7. Grading offline assignments
      1m 26s
    8. Grading an online quiz
      5m 1s
    9. Exporting grades to Excel
      2m 48s
    10. Importing grades from Excel
      3m 55s
  15. 9m 55s
    1. Calendars and events overview
      4m 8s
    2. Creating a new event
      2m 40s
    3. Creating a repeating event
      3m 7s
  16. 50m 41s
    1. Course administration overview
      2m 54s
    2. Managing course settings
      9m 5s
    3. Enabling completion tracking
      2m 20s
    4. Setting tracking for resources and activities
      3m 38s
    5. Managing tracking settings
      3m 51s
    6. Reporting on course tracking
      1m 32s
    7. Managing user roles
      4m 2s
    8. Backing up your course
      3m 36s
    9. Restoring data from a backup
      4m 50s
    10. Restoring a Moodle 1.9 course into Moodle 2.1
      6m 25s
    11. Importing content to another course
      3m 46s
    12. Resetting a course
      4m 42s
  17. 2m 6s
    1. Additional resources
      1m 37s
    2. Goodbye
      29s

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