Would the main way to import courses from other LMS's be IMS packages and SCORM?
thanks in advance,
Moodle courses may not map 1 to 1 with any other systems ... if Angel don't support Moodle directly already then it may just be best to copy of any data in as raw a format as you can get and rebuild the course using Moodle tools.
You may also want to create a custom course format that more directly maps to Angel's format.
Turns out Angel can export as an "Angel archive" or an IMS package.
IMS ends up being the winner.
We are also planning to move from Angel to Moodle. Will let you know how this works out.
Would anyone care to share with us the reasons and research behind their decision to migrate from Angel to Moodle? We are evaluating migrating from to Moodle, Sakai or Angel.
Look for the course id in Moodle (http://YOURSITE/course/view.php?id=xx)
Go to your moodledata directory, then to the number of the course id.
Copy the file you want to import into the backupdata directory - if it doesn't exist, you may have to create the folder. Make sure www-data has permissions to read and write to the folder.
You should then be able to import the file.
You can also use the site files directory for this, but it would be better to use the course directory.
I'm having trouble importing an Angel IMS package into Moodle and was wondering if anyone had an example of an Angel IMS zip file or imsmanifest.xml that I could use to compare mine? My Angel courses are pretty simple - just a bunch of folder and link objects. A colleague of mine has the specs on versions of Angel and Moodle, along with the Moodle setup info, so I don't have that handy, but can provide if if needed. I think my problems are more content than process related at this poit.
I wonder if anyone is working on an Angel IMS import tool, similar to the WebCT CE4 course import tool? (http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=94)
Also, that webct tool has its own section in the tracker (http://tracker.moodle.org/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&mode=hide&pid=10033&sorter/order=DESC&sorter/field=priority&resolution=-1&component=10308) - so perhaps an angel import tool could arise there.
Tie that all in with the discussion about what Angel users would like to see in Moodle - http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=123437 - and voila...
In the spirit of shameless self-promotion, I thought I'd mention here that my ANGEL-to-Moodle conversion program (rumoured at the SUNY CIT 2010 conference) has landed a home of its own. It'll batch process a mixture of ANGEL 7.3 and 7.4 archives and return Moodle 1.98 backup files. It'll also fix many of the ANGEL-IMS-CC issues that many people have run up against. You can find it, along with documentation and license information at http://www.conversionthingy.net