Thanks in advance
When performing a restore, you can choose to add the data to a course and then select the course you wish (I think you need to be an admin for that part)
but what if 405 error occur while backup process.
is any solution of 405 error when taking course backup
And Mary has reminded us about the import course function.
I think I posted my 1.5.3 method for copying a lesson from one course to another elsewhere. Basically backup course1 that has lessonsA-F with as little information as possible (students etc). Restore the course to a new course2. Go into course2 check your favorite lessonC to make sure it works and maybe make a few edit changes. Now delete everything except lessonC. Do a backup of Course2. I like to give my backup a name to remind me that it is a single lesson. Now restore Course2 to your existing Course10 by adding to it. Presto there is LessonC.
You could narrowed down an introductory course to 4 lessons. Each of the 4 lessons is a review/ or reintroduction for a higher level set of courses. I have found it is easer to create the 4 courses from a backup that contains all the 4 lessons, then delete the lessons that don't belong from each of the new courses. But that is me in either 1.5.3 or 1.6
Hope this helps.
I've tried to find the "import course data" function but I haven't been successful. Is this something that has been introduced in 1.6?
I have this issue sometimes. Some times I create a Lesson on my localhost without any questions, backup then restore on my real course, then add the questions by inserting them via a gift file(s). Not ideal.
Using the backup and restore process, you can "add to an existing course" just the lesson(s) you want from your course. You will end up with a duplicate lesson in the same topic. I think Moodle lists the duplicate as the lower one (the HTML link id=# for the duplicate should be higher than the initial Lesson, hope you understand what I mean).
I suspect the jumps in Lesson make selection of individual pages a Lesson that will be imported or saved, a big code complication. Would importing specific branch tables without jumps (all jumps going to next page) be something of use?
Another project for somebody else
This does the trick. Easy, simple and painless.
Mary Chambers - bless you. You just saved my life. Thank you so much for posting that!!!!
For those of you who can install add-ons, the Sharing Cart block is a very easy way to copy just about any item from one course to another. Currently there are versions available for Moodle 2.3 thru 2.9.