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Latest revision as of 15:20, 26 October 2021

When you create new Sakai sites, you may want to copy content such as Lesson pages, Resources, Announcements, and Assignments from an older site into your new site. The Import from Site tab in Site Info allows you to select content from one or more tools from an older site and copy the content into the new site.

Navigate to new, empty site where you would like to copy the content.

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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 the Site Info tool in the Tool Menu.

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Select the Site Info tool from the Tool Menu of your destination or new site.

Select Import from Site.

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Click Import from Site from Site Info tabs.

Select Method of Content Import

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  1. Selecting the I would like to replace my data option will transfer your site content, and overwrite (and delete) any content that is currently present in the site. This is particularly relevant to Lessons, if the data is replaced and Lessons are present within the site, they cannot be retrieved entirely. Assignments, Announcements and Forums import as Drafts and must be updated (mostly dates) in order to appear for students in the site.
  2. Selecting the I would like to merge my data is the most recommended option. Merging data will retain any present content and add the content from the original site. No data is overwritten or replaced. Assignments, Announcements and Forums import as Drafts and must be updated (mostly dates) in order to appear for students in the site.
  3. Selecting the I would like to merge my users is largely an administrative process. Please contact edtech@brocku.ca for more information.

Select the course you want to copy from.

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Select the site you want to copy content from from the list of sites.

Click Continue.

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Click the Continue button.

Choose the material you would like to copy.

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  1. Use the checkbox at the top of the right column to select content from all tools.
  2. Alternatively, you can check the boxes to the right of each tool to select specific tools to be copied.

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.

Note: For each tool selected, all of the content for that tool will be copied into the new course.

Click Finish.

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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. Please wait for the process to finish.

More questions about the Site Info tool?


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This page is adapted from an equivalent Sakai Community help article.

The original Sakai Community help article, unedited, is available at https://sakai.screenstepslive.com/s/sakai_help