Blackboard Moodle Converter
Kathrin Braungardt, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
The purpose of this page is to clarify the documentation from Github.
What BMC can and cannot do
Source: Blackboard 9.1 SP 14
Target: Moodle 3.1.1
BMC converts documents, content from text elements, links, YouTube mashups, and tests.
All question types are converted except for "Calculated Formulas" and "Quiz Bowls."
- - Put all files in one directory on a webserver. This directory should be writeable by the webserver.
- I used "bmc" on my system as my "main converter dir."
- - Install files of PhpConcept Library - Zip Module 2.8.
- - Download the zip file.
- - Extract the library and put it in your main converter folder
- - Define variables uploaddir und downloadlink in uploaddir.php
$uploaddir = '/var/www/html/bmc/';//absolute path to main converter dir $downloadlink= "https://moleski.net/bmc/exports/";//url for export files
- - Make a directory called “uploads” in your main converter dir that is writeable by the webserver.
- - Make a directory called “exports” in your main converter dir that is writeable by the webserver.
- - Make directory called “activities_src” containing the files grades.xml, inforef.xml, roles.xml.
- This is where we are stuck at the moment. I have the feeling that we are using a more primitive version of Blackboard. I can't find these files anywhere in the Blackboard archive zip file.
- - Make a directory called “moodle_src” in your main converter dir.
- - In “moodle_src”, make two directories, one called "course" and the other called "sections."
- - Place 5 files in “moodle_src”: gradebook.xml, groups.xml, outcomes.xml, roles.xml, scales.xml
- - Make as many section files in the sections directory as needed for the course: section_1, section_2
- Stuck here, too. I don't know where to get these xml files. From Blackboard? From Moodle?
Using the converter
start file: upload.php