Fred, I've been struggling with the same problem i.e. how to get WebCT learning modules into Moodle 2.2. The book plug-in does not have an import function in Moodle 2 but what I discovered from the Moodle Moot in Dublin last week is that the book will be part of the core of Moodle 2.3. Whether that will have an import function, I'm not sure but it probably explains why the developer hasn't got around to adding it to the Moodle 2 plug-in.
At the moment I'm dithering between a) copying and pasting each HTML page into new chapters in a book (ugh!) b) creating ToC & navigation links between the pages and importing as a website (as very helpfully suggested below) or c) wrapping each learning module up in a PDF until we upgrade to 2.3.
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From: UK Moodle Users JISCMail list [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of M Cooch
Sent: 02 April 2012 16:01
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Subject: Re: Importing into a Book
Does it have to be into a book? You can import a website easily by using the "add file" option and uploading your zipped website, unzipping and linking to the index.html file See here http://ourlearning.co.uk/2010/12/displaying-websites-index-html-files-in-moodle-2-0/ and in the Moodle documentation here http://docs.moodle.org/22/en/Folder_FAQ
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Sent: 02 April 2012 15:57
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Subject: Importing into a Book
Our institution is using, AFAIK, Moodle 2.1. I need to import a mini-website into Moodle as a Book. The 'site' is actually an old WebCT Learning Module, consisting of a bunch of HTML docs, images and a common CSS file, all in one directory. I might be missing something obvious, but I can't find out how to import this.
There's a UCL guide on importing<http://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/staff/e-learning/documents/moodle/miniguideM17.pdf> (PDF) but that must be for an older Moodle version as it refers to an import option when you click the red cross to add a new chapter which isn't there. There's Creating a Book<http://docs.moodle.org/22/en/Creating_a_book> on Moodle Docs but that's just plain wrong as it refers to an Import link which doesn't exist. There's zip on the Book Module<http://docs.moodle.org/22/en/Book_module> page on Moodle Docs. The Procedure for setting up a Book<http://tracker.moodle.org/secure/attachment/26950/Set+up+a+Moodle+Book.pdf> pdf is a pretty good guide to creating chapters from scratch but doesn't mention import. I can see no import options in any of the Book dialogues. According to a review of the Book Module<http://www.somerandomthoughts.com/blog/2011/05/13/review-book-module-for-moodle-2-0/> "Book has also the ability to mass import content" but it doesn't say how this is achieved. On a title scan of the Book Forum<http://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=2633> I can't see owt about importing.
I'm getting rather lost in docs. Could some kind soul please point me towards relevant docs, and/or explain how sites can be imported? I really, really do not want to be cutting and pasting HTML code as I'd have to rebuild links to images, docs and stylesheets. Mercy buckets :o)
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