A patch was submitted for what I believe was your problem. I have applied it to the 1.6 branch and plan to apply it to the 1.5 branch in the next couple days.
Sorry I haven't done it already.
Fine if you could do this, i have the same Problem. I used the BB to moodle converter to upload BB-content.
Through my PHP info, I can't even find somewhere to "turn on" the XLST Library. I recently did a security update and that choked-up many of my other php scripts but this seems different.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Quizzes have so far been a separate matter. Blackboard exports them separately and Moodle (can) import them separately. As such there are separate tools in moodle which handle BB quiz importing.
Yeah, they should probably be integrated. (ziba waves olive branch at developers working on similar efforts)
When i am editing the restored BBCourse i see the picture from the attachement.
When trying to edit the unnamed ressource i get following message:
"The required instance of this module doesn't exist"
maybe this is a hint?
Can anyone test my BB-file? BB 5.5 exported as IMS 1.1
I finally decided not to fret overmuch; I put a big red notice to my students to check the "latest news" block for announcements from me (as instructor). I can make a new forum called announcements also, but that was something we all got used to in BB. Those announcements were front and center every time you entered a course! However, I will gladly give that up for all the other things I gain with Moodle.
If you find out where the forum went, please let me know! I am still curious!
No promises, but if you want to send me your BB export files I will take a look. (I maintain the bb2moodle code).
I'm running moodle 1.5 and I *think* I've got the latest stable build (6/21/05)installed properly with PHP 5.0.2 on IIS 5. Trying to import a couple BB 6 courses and I'm getting the "You need the XSLT library installed in PHP to open this Blackboard file" error. Is there a way to verify that the patch is installed and working properly?
Thanks for the response Ziba.
Here's 'dir' output on the bb directory. Seems like everything's as it should be. Any ideas why I might still be getting this error? I've tried with more than one BB course, although they were both exported from the same BB server.
*begin dir output*
Directory of C:\Inetpub\moodle15\backup\bb
06/22/2005 01:01p <DIR> .
06/22/2005 01:01p <DIR> ..
06/08/2005 10:13a 27,670 bb5.5_to_moodle.xsl
06/08/2005 10:13a 22,518 bb6_to_moodle.xsl
02/08/2005 03:19p 2,289 README.txt
06/08/2005 10:13a 2,729 restore_bb.php
06/07/2005 10:21p 1,634 xsl_emulate_xslt.inc
5 File(s) 56,840 bytes
2 Dir(s) 2,494,586,880 bytes free
How should I process to import the Blackboard's exported files (we have the v5.5 installed) into Moodle (we have the v1.5 installed).
So : I just need to import all the attached files courses by courses. I make my export in blackboard and when I check the import in moodle, I have the message "A required parameter (id) was missing".
I don't know if I do the right things, in the right order, step by step...
Could you help me please ? any documentation ?
It sounds like you are using the converter right. You should be able to treat a blackboard 5.5 or 6 export just as you would treat a Moodle export. The error you are getting does not look like it comes from the blackboard converter code, but rather some other part of the backup process. Are you able to restore regular Moodle exports without problems? What version of Moodle are you running?
Thank you for your help.
It feels like that there is a little matter between :
1) the exported file from our moodle website in production
2) and the local test version I have installed
"PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature"
So I will check the process another time on our "official" moodle website.
(our blackboard version : 5.5 / Moodle 1.5)
I have now tried this with PHP version 4.3.11 and moodle 1.5 ( I built a test server to see if I could get the courses to import with the older PHP) and I still get the "You need the XSLT library installed in PHP to open this Blackboard file" error message.
Can anyone shed any light on this?
If you don't see xslt mentioned in your phpinfo output, then your PHP 4.3 probably wasn't compiled with the '--enable-xslt' option. Compiling with that option does also require the sablotron development libraries.
I hope that helps.
Looking at the patch for using the xsl extension makes me wonder why it wouldn't be possible to simply shell out to whatever xslt processor is installed on the host operating system. RHEL 4 provides xsltproc from libxslt.
I made a quick mod to my moodle installation and tried uploading a bb course. It appears to work, though I don't know what to expect. To complicate the matter I chose a 700mb course to test first. In the end files in the course seemed to upload fine but only the descriptions for quizes are available in moodle. I've seen that there are many threads about importing BB quizes so this might be expected.
attached is my simple test.
Everything seems to run fine until we get the error
a required parameter (id) was missing
It really would be a VERY good idea to have a total walk-trough of how to import courses from Blackboard.
There are so many that would like to do this, SO:
Is there a Moodle guru that can(will) do this???? Please.
And make it a text with words also for non-guru-technicians.
We are evaluating Moodle as an open source course management alternative within our university. We are strongly curious how to migrate courses from Blackboard to Moodle since we do not think it is good to ask faculty create their course sites on Moodle again since they are already exist in Blackboard.
We are using Blackboard 6.3. Seems like Moodle has some ways to import data from Moodle to Blackboard. This is an important reason we are taking a look at Moodle.
Is any documentation anywhere describes this? If anyone can provide some detailed information, that will be great.
University of Nebraska Lincoln
Thanks in advance.
Now, you will need to export your BB quizzes seperately from your courses. I create a folder for each course, export all the quizzes into it (renaming them so I know what they are!), then I'll export the course. I'll import the course into Moodle, then add a quiz from the activity menu and import using the blackboard_6 option that is now available.
This way is REALLY tedious if an instructor has a lot of tests, and I have to split up some tests if they are just HUGE pools, but my instructors have been happy with the results.