How to import a course from previous year?

This is a step by step guide on how to import only the course material and structure from a previous year to the current course.

Note: This tutorial doesn’t apply to course migration from Mytyndale to Moodle.

  1. Browse to
  2. Log in using your Tyndale user name and password.
  3. Select the current course that you want to import the materials to.
  4. Click Course Management Course managementfollowed by Import
  1. Enter the course name or code for the previous course and select “Search”.

Search Course

  1. Select the course check box then select “Continue”.

Course search result with radio button selected

  1. Select “Next”.

Backup settings screen with "Next" button highlighted

  1. Select the files that you need to import then select “Next”.

File list with all checkboxes selected



  1. Review the selected files then select “Perform import”.

Perform Import


  1. The import process will start and all the previous course files will be imported to the current course.

Course import screen with partially completed progress bar


Moodle courses( are archived after there is more than one past version of the course on moodle.

For example:

  HIST 101 (2014)
  HIST 101 (2013)
  HIST 101 (2012) -> Gets archived