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  1. If you have files, webpages or activities in one Moodle course that you want to copy to another course, you can use the Import function.
  2. Note: You must have edit rights on both courses in order to copy files across.
  3. Make sure you are in the course you want to copy items to.
  4. In the Settings block, click Import.
  5. You can select the course you want to copy from, by either selecting one of the options shown in the list or searching for another course in the search box below.
  6. If you have edit rights on a lot of courses, you may need to use the Search courses feature instead.
  7. Once you have selected a course click Continue.
  8. Select whether you want to include activities (e.g. assignments, wikis, questionnaires) , blocks (appear in the left/right columns), filters and question bank.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Select which topics you want to import from. General means the topic at the top of the page (topic 0).
  11. Deselect the News forum, as you should already have one in your course.  If there are are only a few items that you would like to take across, you can use the Select All/ None function at the top of the page to manage your imports
  12. Click Next.
  13. Review what will be imported on the following page. .  Anything with a cross will not be imported and anything with a tick will.
  14. For each topic area you choose to import, the title and description will only be copied across if these are blank on the course you are importing into. In other words, nothing will be overridden - only blank areas. So if you want to bring across the titles and summaries, you will need to delete any that are currently on your course.
  15. Blocks will be imported in roughly the same order as how they appear on the course you are importing from, however, any existing blocks will appear in amongst these imported blocks, which may interfere with the order they appear in.
  16. If you are happy with this list click Perform import - otherwise click *Previous *to change your selections on previous screens.