How do I import courses and tests from another system?


Import a Course

Schoology supports the following course exports from external systems:

To import a Moodle, Blackboard, Brainhoney or Angel course export file, or to import content Common Cartridge or QTI content:

  1. Click Resources in the top menu.
  2. Click the down-facing arrow in the left column and select Import.
  3. Select the correct export platform.
  4. Select whether to import to a new collection or an existing collection.
  5. Name the collection if you're creating a new one.
  6. Click Next, and upload the file to Schoology.
  7. Click Import to complete.


How do I use course content in Resources in a Schoology Course?

Once you have imported your course into Resources, add the Moodle, Blackboard, Brainhoney, or Common Cartridge content into the course:

  1. Create a course.
  2. Click Add Materials.
  3. Select Import from Resources from the drop-down menu.
  4. Select the Resource Collection that contains the course content.
  5. Check the box to select all items and folders, or select specific items and folders for import.
  6. Click Import to complete.


Import Tests

Schoology also supports the following test/quiz exports from external systems:

  • Blackboard 7.1-9.0
  • Edmastery
  • ExamView.
    Note: To import ExamView questions you must first export them to the Blackboard format, and then select the Blackboard option above.

To import a test/quiz:

  1. Go to the course to which you want to import the test/quiz.
  2. Add a test/quiz to the course.
  3. Click the Add Questions button and then select Import Test/Quiz.
  4. Select the system from which the file was exported.
  5. Click Next, and upload the file to Schoology.
  6. Click Import to complete.


Troubleshoot Issues

If the import is successful, a green success message displays at the top of the page. Check the imported content for any issues or discrepancies. If you experience any difficulty, contact our Support team by submitting a support ticket. In the ticket, include the following information:

  • A copy of the file that you'd tried to import into Schoology.
  • The type of file you'd tried to import (Moodle? ExamView?).
  • Error messages, if any.
  • The browser on which you'd been working (Google Chrome? Safari? Internet Explorer?).



  • Avatar
    Dean Nelson

    Are you required to have an enterprise account to import?  If so, this is very disappointing considering that Schoology boasted how nice it was to have a system that made it so teachers wouldn't loose all their hard work.

  • Avatar
    Charles Black
    Official comment

    Hi Dean, 

    The importing of courses and tests is a feature available to Basic and Enterprise users alike! These import features are accessible from Resources and within Tests/Quizzes in a course.

    If you're having any trouble locating these options, let us know! We are happy to help in any way.

    Thanks for sharing your question.

    Knowledge Management & Community Specialist
    Schoology, Inc.

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