Learn@Illinois Moodle - Manually Exporting your Course from Moodle to Canvas

Learn how to export a course from the Learn@Illinois Moodle and import this content into Canvas.

For a permanent link to this information, please use: https://go.illinois.edu/MoodleToCanvasCopyContent

Request your new Canvas space on the Space Request Application 

  1. Canvas, Request a Space for a Registrar-Affiliated Course (Detailed) (uillinois.edu)
  2. https://go.illinois.edu/sra  
  3. Do not proceed until you have verified that the new Canvas course space is available.

In your Moodle course

  1. Expand the "More" drop-down menu, and select Course reuse (Import, Backup, Restore).
    More menu with an option called course reuse where you will backup your course
  2. Choose Backup from the drop-down in the upper left corner.
    A second drop down menu, where you should choose backup
  3. In "Backup settings," uncheck any items you do not want to include, such as calendar events or groups and groupings. Click Next.
    Options you can exclude from your course backup
  4. Uncheck any items from the weeks/sections you do not wish to include and click Next.
    Some External tools added in Moodle may not work Canvas.
    Uncheck any items you do not wish to include in your backup file
  5. Optional: Change the file name to something more recognizable.
    Field with the name of the file
  6. Review the "Backup Settings" and the list of items that will be included in the backup file, then click Perform backup.
    Click Perform Backup
  7. A loading bar will appear on the screen.
    Progress bar for your backup file
  8. Click Continue once it is complete.
    Click continue
  9. Scroll down to the "User private backup area" to find your file and click Download.
    Click download under the User Private backup area


In your Canvas course

  1. Navigate to the new course shell created earlier.
  2. On the right-hand menu, click Import Existing Content.

    Import existing content

  3. For “Content Type” choose Moodle 1.9/2.x.

     content type: choose moodle

  4. On this page, choose the options you want for your course.

    upload your moodle course backup

    • Click the Source button and navigate to the backup file you downloaded from Moodle and select it.
    • Choose if you want to import a question bank or create a new one.
    • Choose whether you want to import all content or select specific content.
      Note: If you chose to import only select content, the importer will pause and allow you to select the content you would like to import.
      Select content
    • Choose whether you want to adjust events and due dates.
    • Once this is completed, click Import and the import process will begin.

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Keywordsexport, manual, copy, move, moving, migrating, migrate, transfer, transferring   Doc ID110505
OwnerATLAS-TLTGroupUniversity of Illinois LAS
Created2021-04-26 10:56:27Updated2024-01-24 11:42:51
SitesUniversity of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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