Transferring Content Between Courses
Article Last Updated June 2021
If you are the instructor of a course in eClass, the best and preferred method for you to get content into your course from a different course is to copy that content during the course request process when your course is initially set up. The request system can copy your content from any existing Moodle courses or any that you had previously on Vista. You can access the system by going to https://eclass.srv.ualberta.ca/portal/ and clicking the 'Request your course in eClass' button on the left side.
There are some situations when you may want to use an alternative method of transferring content:
In these cases, you can use the Moodle import feature to copy selected content from one course to another. In any of these cases, we recommend that you contact IST eClass Support team to discuss what would be the best approach to meet your needs.
To use the Import function, you must be an instructor in both the course where the content is (source) and in the course where you want the content to go (target). Go into the target course, click on the gear icon at the top right corner of the course header and click on Import.
Then select the source course from the list of available courses. If the desired course does not appear, enter a part of its title into the search bar and click search to locate and select it. Once the target course has been selected, leave the initial settings untouched with check marks beside 'Include activities and resourse', 'Include blocks', 'Include filters', and 'Include question bank', then click Next.
The next step is to select any of the resources or activities in your source course that you wish to import into the target course by checking the box beside them. You will also need to uncheck any resources or activities that you do not want or else these will be imported as well. You can uncheck entire topics by clicking the bolded topic headings.
There are a some different processes available to instructors who need to copy quizzes - see the article Creating and Managing Large Question Banks for more information or contact the IST eClass support team for information on which is the best process for your needs.