Q: Does PowerSchool Learning support Moodle imports?
A: Yes, currently PowerSchool Learning supports Moodle Backups (.mbz file type). However, there are some limitations to what can be imported at this time. If you have the ability to export in Common Cartridge (.imscc file type), you will be able to import Moodle content and quizzes (with a few limitations). For more information check out this article.
We currently only support Moodle Imports that have been exported from Moodle in "Topic Format" and created with Moodle 2 backups. (Moodle versions 1.9 and below are currently not supported.) Check out the Convert Content to Moodle 2.0 article for more information on converting Moodle 1.9 to 2.0.
As a Moodle Admin, you can check or adjust your class export format by clicking on a Class, selecting "Edit Settings" and looking at the "Format" field (underneath "Course Summary"). (Other formats include weekly, social, and SCORM, but PowerSchool Learning currently does not support these formats.) Please make sure your class is exported in Topics Format prior to uploading to PowerSchool Learning, otherwise your import will not work.
See below for a list of Moodle content, and their availability for import into PowerSchool Learning via Moodle Backups and IMS Common Cartridge formats. If your import contains one of the following marked "No," PowerSchool Learning will simply skip over it during the import process. For more information on Common Cartridge exports from Moodle, check out: What Moodle exports via IMS Common Cartridge.
|Moodle Content||MBZ||IMSCC||PowerSchool Learning Content Created||Notes:|
|Forum||No||Yes||Discussion and Discussion Block|
Assessment and Assessment Block
Only Quizzes that contain exclusively multiple-choice questions will be imported.
|IMS Content package||No||No|
|Label||Yes||Yes||Page||Page will be titled the name of your Label. Moodle Backups will also include the text of your Label, but IMS CC will not.|
Includes text, images, downloadable and linked files, and embedded objects
Only Topics that contain Activities or Resources will be imported. If Moodle Pages are included in the Topic, these will be imported as a separate Page in PowerSchool Learning.
Moodle Backups will create a header Page that links to and references Activities and Resources found within the Topic, and create additional Pages for those items.
IMS CC will import individual content blocks for each Activity or Resource on one overall Page associated with the Topic.