Importing material or participants from another site you own

Note: To complete these procedures, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant roles. For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and roles: Overview.

For any course or project site you create, you can import instructor-generated content (e.g., announcements, assignments, tool settings) from one or more other sites you own. Submitted material, such as completed assignments, forum postings, or grades, cannot be imported using the following methods; you must download and save such material manually.

Note: You cannot import tests from the Original Test and Survey tool using this method. Instead, see [document unavailable: akti] or (to import from Original Test and Survey to Tests & Surveys Beta) Tests & Surveys Beta: Importing or exporting an assessment.

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Importing material from another site

To import material from another site:

  1. In the menubar of the destination site, click Site Info.

  2. At the top of the Site Info screen, click Import from Site.

  3. On the Import Data screen, choose one of the following:

    • I would like to replace my data: Use this option if you want the imported data to overwrite the existing data. This method only allows you to select one site to import data from.
    • I would like to merge my data: Use this option if you want the imported data to merge with the existing data. This method allows you to select multiple sites to import data from.
    • I would like to merge my user(s): Use this option if you want to import the participant roster from another site. This method does not import roster-provided users.

  4. Select the box next to the site that contains the source material. Then click Continue.

  5. If applicable, under the name of the site(s) you selected, check the box next to each tool that contains source material you want to import. If a box is grayed out, it means the corresponding tool is not enabled in that site. Then click Finish.