The process of importing specific iLearn content into Canvas will start with creating an iLearn course backup file, and then, choosing specific content within Canvas.
Start in iLearn
1. Log in to iLearn.
2. Go to the course that contains the content that you want to bring into Canvas. If the course is from a previous semester, you will need to select the Show all my courses button after logging in to iLearn.
3. Inside your course, select the cog wheel icon in the top right corner.
4. Select Backup.
5. On the Backup Settings page, scroll down and select the Next button.
6. On the Include page, only select items that you want to bring into Canvas. Deselect an item by unchecking the box directly to the left of it.
7. Once all the unwanted items are deselected, select the Next button.
8. On the Filename and Backup Settings page, review what items will be included in the backup file. Any item with a bold checkmark next to it means it will be included in the backup file.
9. Select the Perform Backup button at the bottom of the page.
10. A progress bar will appear. Once it disappears then your backup file has been created. Select Continue.
11. You will land on the Restore Course page. You will find the backup file you just created under the User private backup area. Click directly on the Download hyperlink directly to the right of the filename.
This will download the backup file to the device you are using. If your device did not ask you where to save the file, it is most likely going to be in your Downloads folder. Look for a file with a .mbz extension.
12. Once the backup file has been downloaded, you can log out of iLearn and log into Canvas.
Import the iLearn backup file to Canvas
1. Log in to Canvas.
2. On the Dashboard, select the course that you wish to import content into.
3. From the Home page, select the Import Existing Content button.
4. Next to Content Type, select Moodle 1.9/2.x from the drop-down menu.
5. Click on the Choose File button. Locate and select the backup file from your device.
- For Mac users, the backup file will likely be located in the Downloads folder of the Finder application.
- For PC users, the backup file will likely be located in the Downloads folder of the File Explorer application.
6. Next to Content, select All Content.
Note: For Content options, you can also choose Select specific content to see exactly what the backup file contained.
7. Select the Import button.
8. A progress bar will appear on the screen. Once you see the small blue progress bar, labeled Running, you can leave the page. Canvas will run the import in the background.
Once Canvas has completed importing the content, you can go to the Modules area to see where the imported items landed.