Keywords: miniguide, import, export, copy, course, moodle, transfer

What is it?

The Moodle import function allows course editors to import resources and activities from one course to another.

Why use it?

Some courses may share the same content (e.g. module handbooks), so this process may save you time if you manage a number of courses.

Who can use it?

 All course admins and tutors, providing you have edit access to both courses

Before I start...

The Import function will import items into the same topics as they appeared in the original course. If you need to move them around once the import is complete, use the arrow icon to the right of any items to drag them up or down the page.

How do I set one up?

Once your import is complete you will see an 'Import complete' message. Click Continue to return to the course homepage. Finally, don't forget to rearrange the activities that you have imported, find out how by visiting 'Move items within or between sections'.

Further help

Further guidance on the Import function is available from moodledocs.

If you find any inaccurate or missing information you can even update this yourself (it's a communal wiki).

If you have a specific question about the tool please contact the Digital Education team.


The process must not be used for Turnitin assignments, Blackboard Collaborate/Zoom sessions or Lecturecast links.  Doing so will cause problems on both the parent and child course you copy from.

Examples and case studies

- None at this time.

Questions & Answers

- None at this time.

Further information

- None at this time.