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/MoodleToCanvas

Request your new Canvas space on the Space Request Application 

  1. Illinois Compass 2g, Request a Space for a Registrar-Affiliated Course (Detailed) (uillinois.edu)
  2. https://go.illinois.edu/sra  
  3. Please include “Canvas” in the Special Instructions area at the end.
  4. Do not proceed until you have verified that the new Canvas course space is available.

In your Moodle course

  1. In the upper right corner, click the blue Actions menu gear icon and select Backup from the drop-down menu.
  2. In Backup settings, uncheck Include enrolled users and any other items you do not want to include, such as calendar events or groups and groupings. Click Next.
  3. Uncheck the items from the weeks/sections you do not wish to include and click Next.
    Some External tools added in Moodle may not be added to Canva.
  4. Optional: Change the file name to something more recognizable.
  5. Review the "Backup Settings" and the list of items that will be included in the backup file, then click Perform backup.
  6. A loading bar will appear on the screen.
  7. Click the Continue button once it is complete.
  8. Scroll down to the "User private backup area" to find your file and click Download.


In your Canvas course

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


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


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