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Moodle Administration Essentials by Karen Holland, Gavin Henrick

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Uploading courses

An administrator can bulk create courses in Moodle using a spreadsheet, similar to how we uploaded users in the previous chapter. This can be created in Microsoft Excel, OpenOffice Calc, or a similar application like Google Docs. In this section, we will refer to Microsoft Excel.

Tip

The minimum information that is required, as data in the spreadsheet includes the shortname, fullname, and category.

Preparing the spreadsheet

To prepare your file for uploading courses:

  1. Open Excel.
  2. Create three column names in the first row seen here. These should be lowercase and no spaces:
    • shortname
    • fullname
    • category
  3. Fill in the course details for shortname, fullname and category
  4. For the category, this must be an existing category ID, with the default category ...

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