- You must have a role of "Course Builder" or "Instructor" in each of the course sites involved in the importing process
- You may import all content from other course sites, including:
- Courses taught in previous terms (e.g. import from SP18 to SP19)
- Other assigned sections of a course (e.g. import from 9901 to 9902)
- Course content available in a Master Version or Development shells
- Courses owned by other instructors (one instructor must be added as a "Course Builder" or an "Instructor" in the other's course)
- You should take care to only complete this process in the empty (new) course site. Accidentally importing into an existing course may delete all of the content.
- You will receive an email notification when the process is completed, depending on your email preferences.
- Navigate to the new, empty site where you would like to copy the content.
- Be careful to select the empty course shell that will be the destination for the content you are about to copy. (You do not want to overwrite an existing course with a blank site, as this will delete your content.)
- Select Site Info in the course tool menu.
- Select Import from Site.
- Click the "I would like to replace my data" link.
- Selecting the option to replace your data will transfer your site content, as well as your Gradebook settings.
- Tip: If you have existing content that you do not want to overwrite, or if you do not want to import Gradebook settings, you could choose the "merge my data" link instead.
- Select the course you want to copy from.
- Click Continue.
- Choose the material you would like to copy.
- You may select all of the tools or a subset of tools if you prefer.
- If a tool is not active in the current site, the tool will have a + mark to indicate that it will be added to the current site if selected for import.
- Once you have made your tool selections, click Finish to complete the import.
Note: The content import process may take a while depending on how much content you have, or if there is an existing queue for course imports on the server. Please wait for the process to finish.
Attribution: This article was adapted from the article "How do I copy my content from one site to another?" provided in the Sakai 11 User Guide, maintained by the Sakai Community.
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